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Alumwell Infant School believes that every child should have the right to a curriculum that champions excellence; supporting pupils in achieving to the very best of their abilities. We understand the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the Computing and whole school curriculum but overall in the day-to-day life of our school. We believe that technology can provide: enhanced collaborative learning opportunities; better engagement of pupils; easier access to rich content; support conceptual understanding of new concepts and can support the needs of all our pupils.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an integral part of modern living.  It is the storage, manipulation, retrieval and presentation of information in a variety of forms.  We aim to equip our pupils with the ICT skills, knowledge and understanding to engage in a rapidly changing world.


Teaching of ICT at Alumwell Infant School will be of a high standard based on professional training and development of staff.  Units of work will show progression throughout the Key Stage and appropriate activities matched to the pupils’ levels of increasing competency.  Staff within the school will aim to increase pupils’ independence in using ICT across the curriculum.  Our pupils will be surrounded by an ICT rich environment in which they will learn;

  • about ICT (i.e. explicit ICT skills, knowledge and understanding) as well as,
  • through ICT (i.e. using ICT to support learning in other curriculum areas). 


As a school, we have chosen the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work. The scheme of work supports our teachers in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve to their full potential. We are confident that the scheme of work more than adequately meets the national vision for Computing. It provides immense flexibility, strong cross-curricular links and integrates perfectly with the 2Simple Computing Assessment Tool. Furthermore, it gives excellent supporting material for less confident teachers.