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Intent, Implementation & Impact


At Monks Abbey,  we want pupils to be MASTERS of technology and not slaves to it. Technology is everywhere and will play a pivotal part in students' lives,. Therefore, we want to model and educate our pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. We want our pupils to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology and digital literacy reflects this. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school we utilise technology (especially social media) to model positive use. We recognise that the best prevention for a lot of issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. We recognise that technology can allow pupils to share their learning in creative ways. We also understand the accessibility opportunities technology can provide for our pupils. Our knowledge rich curriculum has to be balanced with the opportunity for pupils to apply their knowledge creatively which will in turn help our pupils become skilful computer scientists. We encourage staff to try and embed computing across the whole curriculum to make learning creative and accessible. We want our pupils to be fluent with a range of tools to best express their understanding and hope by Upper Key Stage 2, children have the independence and confidence to choose the best tool to fulfil the task and challenge set by teachers



We have created a comprehensive progression document for staff to follow to best embed and cover every element of the computing curriculum. The knowledge/skills statements build year on year to deepen and challenge our learners. Staff and pupils will have access to purpelmash and National Online Safety to support learning. Throughout the year, there will be a mixture of pure computing sessions that allow for tinkering as well as sessions where computing skills are used across other areas of the curriculum.


Information Technology

Computer Science

Digital Literacy

(National Online Safety Website)

Word Processing/Typing

Data Handling

 Web design and eBook Creation


Video Creation

Photography and Digital Art

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality


Computational Thinking


Computer Networks

Self Image and Identity

Online Relationships

 Online Reputation

Managing Online Information

Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle

Privacy and Security

Copyright and Ownership


Pupils will be confident users of technology, able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school. Pupils will have a secure and comprehensive knowledge of the implications of technology and digital systems. This is important in a society where technologies and trends are rapidly evolving.