A Whole School Introductory Computing Support Package(WhScIntro)

Provider: Smithills ICT Consultancy Ltd

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Description Develop computing across your whole school, with support for your computing subject leader, teachers and pupils.

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Categories Primary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, Computing / ICT, Management, Teaching staff, CPD Leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Head of Department / Faculty, ICT / Computing, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Organisational Improvement, Assessment, Subject Knowledge, In school, After-school meetings, Safeguarding, Digital Technology, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring, Use of Pupil Premium, Effective use of technology is driven by learning and teaching goals , Identifies clearly how the introduction of technology will improve learning, Technology is used to support pupils to work harder, for longer or more efficiently , There is teacher support to learn to use new technology effectively as part of Professional Development , Help schools find best way to spend Pupil Premium , Monitoring Impact
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Computing subject leader up to speed with and able to lead staff through the requirements of computing curriculum, with support tailored to school needs.

Identifiable progress seen in your choice of the following elements of your action plan, for example:

  • Computing implemented in school
  • Subject leader knowledge and understanding of computing
  • Whole school computing curriculum in place
  • Improved staff computing subject knowledge and capability (in your choice of aspects)
  • Assessment of computing
  • Embedding computing across the curriculum
Evidence underpinning this approach

We bought into Lesley's whole school package last year and found it so helpful we are buying in again this year. 

Service Quality

Excellent service! Absolutely invaluable with all the changes that have taken place to the curriculum. Lesley's delivery style is informal and really enjoyable. Her meetings and series of twilight meetings, really grabbed our attention and gave the staff some really useful tools to use.

Impact on Teaching & Learning

The days spent with the subject lead and the half days, were excellent. It allowed staff to really concentrate on their own area of need and spend the time to really get down to the “nitty-gritty” of their curriculum. Staff now feel more confident and more empowered to deliver high quality computing lessons. There are still areas to cover, but overall, staff feel very lucky to have had this great opportunity.

Impact on Subject Leadership

The subject leads knowledge and confidence has grown and the termly meetings have been a God send. As subject lead, I feel confident in the fact, I have someone who I can contact when I need. Lesley's knowledge and experience is fantastic and she is right up to date with what is current and relevant to the computing curriculum.

Other Comments

A fantastic service that our school would highly recommend!

We are looking forward in continuing our computing journey with Lesley!

Thank you Lesley!

Kate Linge, Subject Leader, Westleigh St Pauls' CE Primary School, Leigh, Wigan

"Lesley has been supporting our school with computing in the new curriculum. Her one to one support with Vikki, subject leader and staff has really made a huge difference with confidence and delivery.

She has also supported each class teacher with their forward planning and many chose to develop their blogging skills. Since, all classes are now fully involved with blogging and this has had a real impact on writing."


Jenny Clarke - Headteacher - Aspull Church Primary School

How users/participants can evaluate success

Success evaluated against progress made towards completion of school computing action plan, pupil attainment and outcomes.

Follow-up activities and support The provider has not supplied this information
  • A whole staff twilight to introduce teachers to the key components of the computing curriculum (or another area, if required)
  • 1 day with your subject leader to develop an action plan to implement computing in your school (or work on an area of your choice)
  • 3 whole staff twilight training sessions focussing on your key development areas
  • Attendance at the 3 termly half day computing updates for your subject leader - dates to be advised
  • Half a day with each year group (Y1 - Y6 - 6 half days) to identify opportunities to plan and teach computing across the curriculum