Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn. (Stephen Hawking)

At Greengate Lane Academy we expect the highest aspirations for our pupils. We want all children to learn and make academic progress no matter their starting points. We have a clear vision for what we want pupils to achieve during their time at Atlas and have designed our curriculum to give all pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need in their future years.

Quality of Education (Implementation)

At Greengate Lane Academy we follow the National Centre for Computing Scheme of Learning for computing.


In computing, it is expected that evidence of the children’s study will be recorded in electronic files, or photographs of the work they produce each lesson. These activities are all provided for in lesson to lesson planning. In computing, we will assess pupils’ work termly using a pupil tracker which contributes towards a termly summative assessment of how pupil’s responses (written or verbal) may be presented at different levels (working towards, working at or working beyond), as appropriate to children’s age and stage.

In addition, we measure impact of computing through:

  • lesson observations – how well children are computing and how they articulate ideas about relevant themes;
  • learning walks – how well the curriculum intent is embedded
  • work scrutiny – as part of triangulation with learning walks and assessments
  • pupil voice – enables us to listen to pupils’ views about their learning and how well curriculum content is taught and understood;
  • assessment data tracking by the computing subject leader

Computing long term overview

Rationale for Computing

Computing Policy 23-24

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