“Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.”- Albert Einstein, physicist
Our pupils have never known a world before the Internet. The Internet, continued development of computing technologies and collaborative activities has transformed the way people communicate, trade and live their daily lives. The impact of this has created jobs that would never have existed a few years ago. As the digital world continues to evolve, children currently of primary age will be entering jobs in the future that don’t currently exist. It’s therefore paramount that children are given skills, knowledge and opportunities to embrace the digital world confidently, yet safely.

At HCJS Computing is embraced as an important subject by all stakeholders. We value its importance and strive for the very best outcomes of learning. Although there is discrete learning in the subject, we aim to foster a culture amongst our staff and children that there are skills and knowledge that should permeate across our whole curriculum offering. We use Purple Mash to deliver our computing lessons.


The Purple Mash Computing Scheme of Work is a comprehensive set of resources aligned to the National Curricula for Computing, Technology and Digital Competence. The Scheme of Work is intended to facilitate teachers in achieving the very best outcomes for children. It exposes children to a wide variety of digital tools, technological skills, and innovations. It contains everything that is needed to deliver inspiring and engaging lessons whilst allowing for the flexibility to meet individual school needs.

Our teachers deliver ‘Catch-Up’ units to close gaps in learning, but also, where appropriate we teach additional units that go beyond the expectations of National Curriculum.