The James Dixon Computing  Curriculum enables pupils to be digitally literate, to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology - at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Throughout our creative curriculum, we ensure that pupils understand how to keep safe online.


At James Dixon, using the Teach Computing scheme, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.

  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.


As part of the Education for a Connected World framework, we will use the Natterhub scheme to ensure all students have an understanding and appreciation of the following strands of online education:


  • Self-image and Identity 

  • Online relationships

  • Online reputation 

  • Online bullying 

  • Managing online information

  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle 

  • Privacy and security 

  • Copyright and ownership


Well-structured lessons allow for clear differentiation, appropriate challenge and scaffolding, ensuring pupils of all abilities can consistently and effectively access the Computing Curriculum.


We have begun to implement a formal pathway for the introduction of the Google Suite of programs into the existing curriculum (cross-curricular), focusing on year-by-year expectations.  In an increasingly digital world we aim for all pupils to master Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Sites.