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Leading primary computing - module 1 - face to face

CP008 Face to face course

Essential knowledge for primary computing subject leaders, helping you get the most from every teacher and every child.

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Primary certificate
Face to face course 1 day

  • Wellington 16 May 09:15—29 June 2023
  • Darlington 17 May 09:00—25 May 2023
  • Reading 22 May 09:30—22 May 2023
  • Tewkesbury 22 May 09:30—22 May 2023
  • 24 May 09:30—24 May 2023
  • Northampton 13 June 10:30—27 June 2023
  • Oxford 21 June 09:30—21 June 2023
  • 5 July 09:30—5 July 2023
  • Aylesbury 6 July 09:30—6 July 2023

This course will help new primary computing leaders to clarify their role and develop and implement a broad and balanced curriculum. You will learn how best to lead the improvement of computing teaching and learning, and to provide professional support and development to others.

Identifying where your school is now in computing, will enable you to identify and plan for improvement in your school. Building on this knowledge, you will develop a detailed action plan to guide the effective use and development of resources, assessment approaches and staff development you will enable yourself and school leadership to accurately understand the strengths of computing in your school, and sustainably plan for improvement.

Who is it for?

Subject leaders in primary computing who are new to the role, or who aspire to move into it. 

If you have already completed this course, or are a more experienced computing lead, then you may also be interested in Leading primary computing- module 2 – remote.

Topics covered

01 | The role of the subject leader – considering the common, and less common, roles undertaken by leaders of computing, helping you to clarify your role through discussion with others in a similar position.

02 | Developing an outstanding curriculum – curriculum intent and implementation, with consideration of age-appropriate progression. You’ll engage with the Teach Computing Curriculum, planning how to integrate it into an appropriate programme of study in your school.

03 | Assessment of computing – you’ll evaluate a range of generic and subject-specific approaches to assessment of computing, both formative and summative, to drive attainment in the subject.

04 | Managing change – change doesn’t just happen, you need to develop a plan, bring people on board and measure success. This session applies tried-and-tested approaches to help you make positive impacts across your school, making the most of the talent and support available.

How long is this course?

This is a 1-day course.

How will you learn?

You’ll discuss issues with peers and an experienced course leader, comparing practice and learning strategies that are based in evidence. Personalised action planning will help you prioritise the issues for you and your school, ensuring you gain maximum benefit from the CPD.


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Improve the computing curriculum offer in your school, and be confident in its purpose and vision
  • Use assessment to better know the strengths of your learners, and know how to adapt teaching to support all children
  • Know how to resource teaching and support your colleagues, drawing on quality-assured lesson materials and evidence-based teaching practices

This course is part of Teach primary computing

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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