This course will help computing subject leaders to lead the improvement of computing teaching and learning, and to provide professional support and development to others.
Following on from module 1 this course will enable you to identify and plan for improvement in your school. This will involve developing a detailed plan for improvement through effective monitoring and evidencing of progress in computing. You will look at ways of raising the profile of computing within your school, so that it becomes a subject that is accessible for all teachers and learners. You will also explore how to support other teachers within your school to enable effective teaching of computing.
If you are a new, or aspiring primary computing lead, then may wish to attend Leading Primary Computing - module 1 before module 2.
Who is it for?
Subject leaders in primary computing who would like to develop aspects of leadership including: monitoring and evidencing progress, supporting others to teach computing and enrichment in computing. It may also be suitable for those new to the role, or who aspire to move into it, if they have completed Leading primary computing-module 1. You are expected to have some experience of teaching computing in primary school, and an understanding of the content of the National Curriculum for primary computing.
01 | 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.
02 | Enriching the computing curriculum – discover a range of computing related extra-curricular and enrichment activities. Consider how you will implement those activities that are most suitable for your school. State the case for enrichment and extension activities which will add value and impact on diverse learners.
03 | Helping others to teach computing effectively – support other teachers, with confidence, in a range of professional development contexts. Provide resources and practices that can be shared easily and effectively to boost the teaching capability of others.
How long is this course?
5 hours including live sessions and flexible-tasks.
How will you learn?
Professional Development Leader-led CPD with an experienced subject leader, comparing practice and learning strategies that are based in evidence. Flexible implementation and reflection tasks to establish what works in your own context.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Implement effective monitoring and evidencing processes across your school
- share a range of computing related extra-curricular and enrichment activities with colleagues
- state the case for enrichment and extension activities, which will add value and impact on diverse learners
- Develop a passion for computing in your school through a planned enrichment and extra-curricular offer
- Be confident in leading the development of others, helping the whole school to inspire in computing
- support other teachers with greater confidence within a range of professional development contexts
- provide resources and practices that can be shared easily and effectively to boost the teaching capability of others