'We aim to inspire today's children to embrace tomorrow's challenges.'

Gilthill Primary School



At Gilthill Primary School, our Computing curriculum is a vital component of our commitment to inspiring today's children to embrace tomorrow's challenges. Through our learning thread 'To Connect', we aim to equip our pupils with essential skills and knowledge to navigate the digital world safely and confidently.


Computing at our school aligns closely with our values of being Ready, Respectful, and Safe. We strive to foster a culture where children not only learn to code, connect, communicate, and collect information but also understand the importance of online safety both in the school environment and at home.


Our curriculum in Computing is designed to build upon previous knowledge and provide a solid foundation for future learning, ensuring progression and continuity throughout Reception, key stage 1 and 2. By integrating Computing across the broader curriculum, we encourage interdisciplinary connections, promoting a broad and balanced education for our children.


Inclusivity and differentiation are key aspects of our Computing curriculum, as we are dedicated to addressing diverse learning needs and styles, making sure that all students have access to and benefit from our lessons. Through Computing, we aim to develop critical skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, preparing our students for the challenges they will face in the future.


Our curriculum choices in Computing are evidence-based, drawing on educational research and data to ensure that we deliver high-quality teaching and learning experiences. Inputs from our teachers, children, and the wider community shape the development of our Computing curriculum, reflecting our commitment to stakeholder engagement.


We are dedicated to regularly reviewing and adapting our Computing curriculum to maintain its relevance and effectiveness, reflecting our ongoing commitment to excellence in education. By engaging in Computing, our students will gain valuable skills and competencies that will have a lasting impact on their future, preparing them to thrive in an increasingly digital world.