The Computing Curriculum Made Easy

Walkley Primary School, Sheffield 10/4/2014

Course Aims

This course will give teachers:


  • The confidence to teach their pupils in the New Computing Curriculum using *iPad Apps.
  • A sound knowledge of computing terminology and tried and tested lesson ideas, which will engage and enthuse learners across Key Stage 1 & 2, that they can use immediately in their classrooms.
  • An opportunity to explore how the creative use of apps can be used for AfL, summative assessment and how computing can be embedded into other areas of the curriculum.


*The course features the use of iPad Minis, which will be provided on the day (no experience necessary).

Course Presenter

David Andrews, having recently left his role as a teacher, has been working extensively with a large number of schools delivering lessons and sharing ideas with teachers on how the planned use of mobile technology can have an immediate and sustained impact on standards across the curriculum. He has presented his work on Computing at recent conferences for the National Association of Head Teachers and Focus Education. He has also written lesson plans using a range of programming apps on how these can be used to show progression from Year 1 to Year 6.


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

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