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Computing POS - guidance notes for Primary and Infant schools

This has been written for Head teachers, Governors, the SLT and class teachers. The aim of this document is to demystify the programme of study and to dispel fears that it might be difficult to implement in their school.

Graham Hastings

Created by Graham Hastings
last edited Jun 07 2018 by Graham Hastings

This is an adaptation of the original guidance notes produced by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, and Royal Academy of Engineering, Nov 2012 These notes give additional guidance on the thinking behind some of the words and phrases in the Draft Programme of Study (POS). Although originally written by the working group that drafted the Programme of Study, these notes are not endorsed by DfE. Indeed they should be regarded as just one resource in the rich menu of online resources to support teaching and learning in computing.

Level: KS 1 and KS 2

A plain English overview of the Computing POS for KS 1 and KS 2.

CPD Prezzi - Understanding the Computing POS for Primary schools.

A further exemplification of the Programmes of Study (February 2013) can be found on google docs

There is additional guidance in CAS’s Computing in the national curriculum A guide for primary teachers, drawing on some of the above work, and mailed out to all English primary schools in November 2013.

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