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As Techies we BELIEVE that...

We believe that the teaching of computing at Eskdale prepares our children to become responsible communicators, collaborators and analysts, in an imaginative and creative developing world. The learning of computing is rooted in our core values, specifically ‘Skills and knowledge for life’ and ‘Take care’.

Our core intent is to enable all pupils to strive to:


  • Develop an understanding of how technology makes a difference to them in all aspects of their lives


  • Use their knowledge to decide which technology to use to help them reach the desired outcome


  • Understand the importance of staying safe online and conducting themselves in responsible, respectful and courteous manner


  • Become ‘Computational Thinkers’

As Techies we STRIVE to...

Computing skills need teaching discretely and then applied through the rest of the curriculum where appropriate, and where possible linked to the topics being taught in each year group. This is especially important for the teaching of e-safety which should be applied to all aspects of computing.

Below is a copy of the NC statements and beneath that is a table which demonstrates how this is applied to our curriculum.


As Techies we ACHIEVE by...

To allow our pupils to achieve, our method of teaching incorporates specific meta-cognitive strategies to all pupils to retain the learning of both skill and knowledge. This is typically applied by:


  • Activating prior knowledge
  • Explicit strategy instruction
  • Modelling of learned strategy
  • Memorisation of learned strategy
  • Guided practice
  • Independent practice (use of graphic organisers and opportunity for reflective learning)
  • Structured reflection


Appropriate levels of challenge are provided for pupils to allow for the development of metacognitive strategies and avoid cognitive overload.