Welcome to Northcote’s Computing Page!

Our Subject Leader for Computing is Mr Scott

Below is an overview of our Computing Curriculum. 

Computing Overview 2023-24

We are currently in the process of updating our Computing curriculum and developing a document outlining the knowledge and skills for each year group. 

Mission Statement

At Northcote, computing is used daily, in all different subjects. Computing helps us learn skills and gets us ready for our future work-life. We learn computing skills in computing lessons and in other lessons too: Geography, Maths, D&T and others. Computing is always supervised by adults so that everyone is safe; learning how to be safe online is our priority. Northcote’s aim is to keep children safe online and give them the knowledge to be able to do so. We are taught to act sensibly, respectfully and responsibly and know what actions should be taken if anything inappropriate happens online. The teachers also provide parents and carers with up-to-date information so that everyone can work together in keeping children safe online.

During their time at Northcote Primary School, pupils will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of how computers can be used for learning and creativity. It is our aim that children are fully engaged in computing lessons and make progress as they move through their primary school education.

We aim to:

  • Build children’s confidence in their use of computing equipment.
  • Encourage pupils to become independent and responsible users of technology, recognising opportunities and risks and using strategies to stay safe.
  • Enable children to use and apply their computing knowledge, skills and understanding confidently in their learning and in everyday contexts, transferring these skills across other curriculum areas.
  • Provide pupils with the skills they need and an awareness of how computers can help them.
  • Enable children to recognise that computing affects the way in which people live and work safely.
  • Develop the understanding of how to use computing safely and responsibly.

On this page, you will find the Computing policy; a breakdown of the Whole School Plan; as well as a few examples of the fantastic computing lessons across the school.

If you have any questions about Computing, please ask your class teacher or see Mr Scott (the computing coordinator).


Computing & IT Policy – June 2023


Keeping Safe Online 

Childnet Parent-Factsheet.pdf
parentpresentation digital footprint.ppt
snapchat guide for parents.pdf