Computing @DKA

Staff Bulletin.....w/c 26/06/17

School Vision

We are a safe and secure environment where children can learn and staff can teach. We develop students who lead successful and happy lives and make a positive contribution to their community. We keep strategy simple and everyone is consistent. We will work hard to achieve a Progress 8 score of +1.

Upcoming events - Cycle 3: Week 12

Monday - Faculty meeting - Meal at Akbars Cafe

Monday - P1-P3 SRA & HKH visit to Beckfoot Upper Heaton

Tuesday - CPD for Coaches

Monday - Friday - Line Management Meetings - Data

Key Information

  1. Please make sure that all routines are followed up and you are consistent in dealing with any students not following classroom learning modes.
  2. Please look to update your SOW for KS3
  3. Make sure Data folder is up to date.
  4. QLA markbook to be printed and added to the data folder. update intervention plans.

Line Management Meetings Schedule ( W/C 10/07/17)

Tuesday - ZKS Period 6 2.40pm

Thursday - DBA Period 3 10.10am

Thursday - HKH Period 5 1.40pm

Class data folders guideline

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CPD & Meeting Calendar 2016-17

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Routines and Expectations

CYCLE 1 DATA 2016-17

Year 11


81% 3LOP

41% 4LOP

GCSE Computer Science

19% 3LOP

3% 4LOP


90% 3LOP

85% 4LOP

CYCLE 2 DATA 2016-17

YEAR 11 (inc Mocks)


82% 3LOP

45% 4LOP

GCSE Computer Science

32% 3LOP

12% 4LOP


81% 3LOP

63% 4LOP


96% 3LOP

75% 4LOP




93% 3LOP

62% 4LOP

GCSE Computer Science

58% 3LOP

21% 4LOP


94% 3LOP

64% 4LOP


96% 3LOP

75% 4LOP

GCSE Results 2016

Faculty Marking Expectations

How frequently?

At KS3 Computing, learning diaries are marked once every 3 weeks. There is a mid marking done after 3 weeks in to a term and then a final marking for the end of that half term. At KS4 books in CS, ICT (exam unit) & GCSE Business are marked once every 3 weeks.

What will be marked?

At KS3 computing we mark the learning diaries which students have to fill in and do their homework in as well. Also oral feedback is recorded in the learning diary of work seen on computer. KS4 CS & GCSE Business selected homework and class work is marked at least every 3 weeks unless the students are doing controlled assessments. Literacy keywords are underlined or shaded in with a highlighter pen.

How will feedback be provided?

Feedback at KS3 computing is provided in the learning diary with some extension questions based on learning/topic covered. KS4 CS, GCSE ICT (exam unit) , GCSE Business, feedback is provided in the students book for students to see WWW & EBI. There will be some follow up questions based on the learning/topic covered. Literacy is a focus here as misspelt words will be addressed and students to spell the words again 3 times in highlighted box.

How will feedback be followed up?

Students given between 10-20 mins start of lesson to respond to feedback (DIRT). Class teacher is expected to follow this up within that week to check response and sign off feedback sheet if students have successfully completed the task. If students have not successfully completed the task, they will be asked to complete again in the next lesson at start.

How will this be moderated?

In each cycle HOF carries out Learning walks and book scrutiny. The feedback from these walks is shared back to the faculty for actions to work on. Internal standardisation takes place once in a cycle based on when the topic was completed. This takes place during faculty meeting. At KS4 test assessments and coursework are done internally and externally. The link school used for external moderation are DCA & Feversham School.

HOF Cycle 2 review

Learning walks

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Data Folder

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Work Scrutiny

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HoF Mid-Cycle 2 Review

Learning Walks

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Work scrutiny

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HoF Cycle 3 Review

Learning Walks

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SLT QA Outcomes - Cycle 1 (Week 7)


  • All the students were focussed, on task and engaged (ZKS)

  • Differentiation was shown in SRA class where students who didn’t understand a particular concept were taught in a small group whilst the other students practiced the skill.

  • Differentiation (SRA, HKH)

  • Use of learning modes (All)

  • The lesson had a clear development and structure of learning and progress was clearly evident (PPA)


  • Questioning strategies were used and were as per TLAC (Question-pause-students name). Wait time to also be embedded during questioning.

  • Differentiation (ZKS)


  • Future Faculty Learning Walks / QA to follow up EBIs above
  • DCR and SRA to undertake a learning walk in two weeks’ time to see if EBIs have been addressed

Next Learning Walk to follow up EBI:

  • Questioning

SLT QA Document (Cycle 1)

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SLT QA Document (Cycle 2)

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Stars of the Week in Computing

Student exemplar work

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GCSE ICT student exercise book showing well presentation with excellent mind map on mobile features

YR 10 GCSE ICT students working diligently on their CA

Team Genisys IT visit to National Science Media Museum

Staff 'Showboat'

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Mr Barnard's positive display board
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Intriguing Reader champion...Well done Mr Barnard

Staff Teaching Video's

Mr Rafiq's Year 10 GCSE ICT class working through feedback sheets

Mr Khan demonstrating Harry Plotter Spreadsheet to his Year 7 group

Staff Appreciations



everyone in the faculty for working hard in making sure the moderated work is ready before the deadline date


Video of the week - GCSE ICT Extended writing

EdExcel GCSE ICT - Extended Writing