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Havelock Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire, NN14 2LU

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With technology playing such a significant role in society today, the children at Havelock will have a rich, high-quality experience in computing so that they will be equipped with the skills required to think computationally and with the creativity to understand how technology, software and hardware is used in everyday life.  

At Havelock, we teach all three elements of the Computing curriculum: 

  • Computer Science, where children will understand how computers work and how we work with them to complete everyday tasks 
  • Information Technology, where children will be given the chance to explore a variety of programs to complete a range of tasks. 
  • Digital Literacy, where children will explore how technology is used in everyday aspects of their daily life and how they can use technology to express themselves. 

At Havelock, we understand that technology is everchanging and becoming more and more prominent in our daily lives therefore we have 3 aims that will prepare the children for the challenges of the rapidly developing and changing digital world. 

  • That the children become digitally literate and can use technology to express themselves confidently, safely and independently. 
  • That the children become digital citizens and are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology. 
  • That the children are taught the skills needed to apply the science behind computing to help with problem solving, organisation, analysing and planning etc  


In order to deliver a high-quality computing education the teachers at Havelock must lead by example. The Computing co-ordinators will complete training with all staff on relevant apps and programmes so that all staff are confident in their use of technology.  

As a school, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work from Y1to Year 6. The scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards progressively, allowing all pupils to build on skills sequentially.  

Technology has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. It can also enhance teaching and learning; we commit to using technology in a range of subjects fusing cross curricular links. This provides opportunities for the children to see the benefits of becoming digitally literate.  


The computing curriculum will encourage creativity so children will enjoy and be enthusiastic about computing. They should feel confident in using technology creatively and should know how to keep themselves safe in the digital world. 

 Children will develop a sound knowledge of National Curriculum expectations and will leave Havelock ready for the challenges of the digital world in their future.  

Subject leaders will regularly monitor and evaluate the subject, identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to develop teaching and learning.  

Teachers will make judgements on children’s outcomes in relation to age-related expectations for each unit. This will be reported annually in line with our assessment policy.