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Leading primary computing - module 1 - face to face

CP008 Face to face course

Essential knowledge for primary computing subject leaders. Improve your understanding of the role and the subject. Identify where your school is now and plan for improvements.

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Leadership Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate
Face to face course 1 day

  • Liverpool 12 July 09:15—12 July 2024
  • Burton-on-Trent 19 September 11:00—13 June 2025
  • Beverley 24 September 09:30—24 September 2024
  • Hatfield 25 September 09:30—25 September 2024
  • Orpington 26 September 09:15—26 September 2024
  • Ashton-under-Lyne 26 September 10:00—26 September 2024
  • Macclesfield 27 September 09:30—27 September 2024
  • Maidstone 27 September 09:30—27 September 2024
  • Cambridge 27 September 10:00—27 September 2024
  • Swindon 7 October 09:30—7 October 2024
  • Lincoln 15 October 09:30—15 October 2024
  • Cheltenham 16 October 09:30—16 October 2024
  • Bingley 16 October 09:30—16 October 2024
  • 18 October 09:30—18 October 2024
  • Ashton-under-Lyne 24 October 10:00—24 October 2024
  • Bury St Edmunds 11 November 09:30—11 November 2024
  • 14 November 09:30—14 November 2024
  • Horsham 27 November 09:00—27 November 2024
  • Sheffield 27 November 09:00—27 November 2024
  • Woodbridge 28 November 09:30—28 November 2024
  • Stoke-on-Trent 5 December 09:00—5 December 2024
  • Orton Southgate 6 December 10:00—6 December 2024
  • Lincoln 31 January 09:30—31 January 2025
  • Swindon 4 February 09:30—4 February 2025
  • Lincoln 17 June 09:30—17 June 2025

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 ensure assessment and monitoring is consistent across your school.

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 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 | Monitoring and evidencing progress in computing – develop your knowledge of effective monitoring practices within computing to ensure progression. Review the expectations for evidence collection taking account of teacher workload and accountability and learn time-saving ways to evidence progress.

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:

  • Be confident in the role and expectations of a computing subject leader
  • Develop and improve your school’s computing curriculum, its intent and its implementation
  • Use assessment to better know the strengths of your learners, and know how to adapt teaching to support all children
  • Implement effective monitoring and evidencing processes across your school

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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