Curriculum Lead : Mrs S. Donkanha


Kader Academy aims to develop little people who feel safe and happy. We want them to develop a strong sense of pride, not only in themselves, but of their local area and its heritage. We value the importance of strong relationships with our families and our sense of community is at the heart of all we do. We know that our diversity is our strength and we will strive to ensure that the children’s compassion and kindness makes the world a better place. We will inspire curiosity through engaging experiences that promote a profound love of learning. We want them to know that their learning knows no bounds and with self-belief and determination, they can achieve the impossible.

At Kader Academy, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Kader Academy 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. Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are re-visited repeatedly during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed.

Intent: Why our Computing curriculum looks like this

We believe that technology can provide enhanced collaborative learning opportunities, better engagement of pupils and easier access to rich content, and support children’s understanding of new concepts. Our intention is that children’s cross-curricular learning and creativity be supported through the learning of Computing skills and this will lead to increased engagement and enrich their experiences at school.
We intend to:

  • Provide an exciting, rich, relevant and challenging Computing curriculum for all pupils.
  • Teach pupils to become responsible, respectful and competent users of data, information and communication technology.
  • Provide technology solutions for forging better home and school links.
  • Enthuse and equip children with the capability to use technology throughout their lives.
  • Teach pupils to understand the importance of governance and legislation regarding how information is used, stored, created, retrieved, shared and manipulated.
  • Utilise computational thinking beyond the Computing curriculum.
  • Give children access to a variety of high quality hardware, software and unplugged resources.
  • Equip pupils with skills, strategies and knowledge that will enable them to reap the benefits of the online world, whilst being able to minimise risk to themselves or others.
  • Exceed the minimum government recommended/statutory guidance for programmes of study for Computing and other related legislative guidance (online safety).
  • Instil critical thinking, reflective learning and a ‘can do’ attitude for all our pupils, particularly when engaging with technology and its associated resources.
  • Use technology imaginatively and creatively to inspire and engage all pupils, as well as using it to be more efficient in the tasks associated with running an effective school.
Implementation: How we will achieve this

As a school, we have chosen the to use the Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work as a basis, interwoven with activities from a range of sources, enabling our children to transfer their skills.

The scheme of work we have put together 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.

In addition to this scheme of work, we are introducing additional options for teaching programming in order to offer children a breadth of experience, equipping them to move on through their education.

Impact: The approach at Kader will ensure that:

The implementation of this curriculum ensures that when children leave Kader Academy, they are competent and safe users of ICT with a sound understanding of how technology works.

They will have developed skills to express themselves, be creative in using digital media, and be equipped to apply their skills in Computing to different challenges as they move on through their education.