Computing 2023 - 2024

Mr Carruthers

St James’ Computing curriculum aims to instil a sense of enjoyment around using technology and to develop pupil’s appreciation of its capabilities and the opportunities technology offers to, create, manage, organise, and collaborate. Tinkering’ with software and programs forms a part of the ethos of our curriculum as we want to develop pupils’ confidence when encountering new technology, which is a vital skill in the ever evolving and changing landscape of technology. Through our curriculum, we intend for pupils not only to be digitally competent and have a range of transferable skills at a suitable level for the future workplace, but also to be responsible online citizens. The content of our Computing plans enable pupils to meet the end of Key Stage Attainment targets outlined in the National curriculum and the aims align with those in the National curriculum. Our Computing curriculum also satisfies many of the objectives of the DfE’s Education for a Connected World framework. This guidance was created to help equip children for life in the digital world, including developing their understanding of appropriate online behaviour, copyright issues, being discerning consumers of online information and healthy use of technology.


See the files below to access the full document for the intent, imnplementation and impact of the Computing curriculum at St James'.

 Support for Parents

This website offers excellent advice on how to support your child and talk to them on a range of online issues including fake news, screen time and inappropriate content. It also has guides on specific apps or online games as well as how to set up devices and parental controls.

For children this is a great resource to help them think about some the issues they may face online and how best to deal with them.

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Computing: Gallery items

Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG