The New Computing Curriculum

Schools ICT, Ripon 27/06/2014

Teaching the New Computing Curriculum Using iPad Apps

This is a practical hands-on course, which will focus on developing an understanding of programming skills needed for the new computing curriculum and explore how these can be taught to pupils in a creative, effective, challenging and engaging lessons in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

This course will be run by David Andrews who has presented his work at recent conferences for the National Association of Head Teachers and Focus Education. He has delivered computing lessons in Primary Schools working alongside staff, sharing methods and ideas in Key Stage 1 & 2. He has also written lesson plans using a range of programming apps which have been chosen as a way of introducing pupils to the fundamental ideas they'll use in programming.

Alongside colleague Chris Williams, David shares his work on the popular and influential blog which has recently been shortlist for the 2014 UK Blog Awards for its impact in Education.

*The course features the use of iPad Minis, which will be provided on the day (no experience necessary). Although the ideas, methods and activities can be carried out on other devices.

Who should attend?

Heads/Deputies interested in using mobile technology

ICT coordinators



Share a whole school approach on how to teach in the new computing curriculum.

Investigate computing and why is it important?

An overview of the new Programme of Study (Computer Science, Information Technology & Digital Literacy).

Provide the subject knowledge to be confident to teach the new computing curriculum in Key Stage 1 & 2.

Practical hands-on look at fun, effective & engaging lessons using iPad apps to teach computing.

Provide examples for assessment opportunities through creative uses of apps for AfL & summative assessment which allow the pupils to reflect on their learning. blog:

Feedback from recent 'Computing' Conferences

"Outstanding! Thank you, I feel inspired and motivated." Focus Education Delegate

"Outstanding course, very helpful ideas to take back to school." Focus Education Delegate

"Great training today! Head is buzzing with ideas." National Association of Head Teachers Delegate

"I learnt more in the first hour of this course, than I have on any other training course I've been on. Inspirational!" National Association of Head Teachers Delegate