Performance descriptors for pupils with SEN working below the level of the NC
Created by Miles Berry
last edited Nov 05 2015 by Miles Berry
The computing performance descriptors for pupils aged 5-16 with special educational needs (SEN) who cannot access the national curriculum.
This is just the computing pages from the full set of P-scales from the DfE. There’s further guidance available too. See below for information about a revised version that better reflects the new Computing Programs of Study.
A number of the statements here seem directly relevant to emergent computational thinking, for example:
This document is covered by the Open Government Licence.
The Revised P Scales for Computing document is a first draft, created and reviewed by a number of teachers and educators from around the UK who are working with pupils with special educational needs. It contains statements for Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy - this is to provide some breadth within each level, though it is most relevant at the upper end. For more information about the work being done, please visit www.rivelin.org. The next stage is to add more concrete examples of what computing will look like for these students.