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Raising Attainment in Computing

We live in a computer-based world. It is absolutely vital that our children understand how computers work, how to use them, and how to stay safe around them. This INSET day will look at all aspects of the computer curriculum, as well as how to use technology to support and inspire learning across the curriculum. Our INSET days are available in-school, via livestream, or delivered with a blend of an on-demand recorded training course (of your choice) followed by time with our consultant in person or via a live link.

  • Requirements and misconceptions in the national curriculum for computing
  • The difference between computer science and digital literacy and how children can achieve high standards in both
  • Ways to use computers and computing in other subjects

About this INSET

The 2014 Curriculum renamed “ICT” as “Computing” and shifted the emphasis considerably towards the programming aspects of computer science. One negative of this otherwise-welcome change was a drop in the time spent using and applying computer software for research, presentation and other skills. This INSET day, part of our Beyond the Core portfolio, explores ways to raise standards in both of those areas. The training will:

  • Increase your confidence in programming concepts and terminology
  • Offer easy-to-implement strategies and activities to improve teaching and learning
  • Explore computing in the context of “cultural capital” and Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework
  • Enable your school to continue its journey towards excellence.



This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Class teachers and teaching assistants (all years)
  • Computing coordinators, curriculum leads
  • Senior leadership

How this works for your school

One of our experienced consultants would be happy to come to your school to deliver this INSET training.

  • Our consultant would contact you to discuss your focus for the training
  • We would tailor the content according to your specific needs
  • Each member of your team would receive their own resource pack

Our INSET price varies depending on the number of staff attending. You may choose to open the training up to your Teaching Assistants and have a whole staff training experience. Or, you may wish to aim the training simply at your teaching staff.

Whatever you choose, we would ensure that our training targets all staff attending and that your staff receive an inspiring and engaging session. Please fill out the enquiry form below if you wish to find out more and receive a quote.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this INSET day, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please fill in the form below to send us a message. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us by email: