Primary Computing Scheme
The Primary Computing Scheme provides a creative approach to delivering the 2014 computing curriculum. It supports the teaching and the development of computing, building computer science capability and digital literacy for current and future learning. The scheme is organised into four phases, Early Years, KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2, with learning themes for each.
In response to feedback, from September 2016 Herts for Learning will be expanding and improving the Primary Computing Scheme. As part of the service, subscribers will have access to a new online area on the Herts for Learning website where additional materials will be provided, and regularly updated, to support teachers in delivering the computing curriculum.
Benefits of subscribing include:
- The same creative approach to delivering the 2014 computing curriculum, with learning themes for EYFS, KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2
- Learning themes regularly revised to meet the needs of teachers and schools
- Extensive assessment materials which follow the PA Plus assessment approach, including additional examples of assessed independent tasks
- Examples of medium term plans donated by Hertfordshire schools
- New theme guides to provide deeper explanations and guidance for each KS1 and KS2 learning objective
- A new bank of supporting materials, which will continue to grow, containing software and activity guides, video tutorials, links to online resources which can be used for classroom activities and other tools to support computing in your school
- A new banded pricing structure based on numbers of pupils on roll
Subscription charges are as follows, with subscriptions running for a calendar year.
A discounted rate is available for HfL shareholder schools.
|Number of pupils on roll||Annual price (ex VAT)|
Schools that are subscribing to the Primary Computing Scheme for the first time can also request a three hour visit from a Herts for Learning adviser, which can include a 1 hour staff meeting. For schools where travel is not practical, we offer a shorter adviser session over video link. Please contact us for further information about the visit, details of pricing and available dates.
Schools can also ‘refer a friend’ for £20 cashback (the friend must be a completely new subscriber or not subscribed since version 2).
To make it easier for schools to access the online area, it will be accessible from the Herts for Learning website using the same log-in area as PA Plus.
For further information about the Primary Computing Scheme or to subscribe: