Holly House School


Computing Curriculum Vision


At Holly House School the vision of our computing curriculum is to provide pupils with a broad understanding of how technology can be used and applied in the world we live in. We do this through a sequence of lessons and experiences designed to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject area. We recognise that become computer literate ensures that pupils can access the wider curriculum as fully as possible and also provides a foundation for life-long learning. 

Internet safety is a key part of our curriculum to ensure that all pupils are aware of how to keep themselves and others safe online, make appropriate and safe decisions and how they can report anything that they are concerned about.



At Holly House School we want our pupils to develop the skills that will best support them as they progress into further education and the world of work. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in Pupils' lives. Therefore, we will educate our pupils on how to use computers and technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not just consumers and our broad computing curriculum encompassing all the elements that will support pupils in achieving this at a pace and level appropriate to each individual.


Our computing curriculum is taught through schemes developed by the National Centre for Computer Education. There are 10 strands within the scheme that are delivered through a spiral curriculum which revisits and builds on previous learning. The scheme covers both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 ensuring there is continuity and progression.

The strands delivered are:

  • Algorithms
  • Data and Information
  • Creating Media
  • Impact of Technology
  • Programming
  • Computer systems
  • Design and development
  • Effective use of tools
  • Networks
  • Safety and Security


 We encourage our children to enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver and we will constantly ask the WHY behind their learning and not just the HOW.

  • We want learners to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well-being.
  • Recognise the importance and need for online safety and have a range of strategies to manage issues when they arise.
  • Finding the right balance with technology is key to an effective education and a healthy life-style.
  • We feel the way we implement computing helps children realise the need for the right balance and one they can continue to build on in their next stage of education and beyond.
  • We encourage regular discussions between staff and pupils to best embed and understand this.
  • The way pupils’ showcase, share and celebrate their work will best show the impact of our curriculum.
  • We also look for evidence through reviewing pupil’s knowledge and skills digitally through tools like Google Drive and observing learning regularly.