Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1LS

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Burnt Oak Primary School


In an ever-changing digital world, it is vital that children are given the skills and understanding to use technology safely and effectively. Technology is rapidly becoming intertwined with both people’s professional and personal lives so the children of today will need to be equipped with the confidence to use a range of digital tools.


Here at Burnt Oak, we want pupils to be masters of technology and to confidently navigate a wide range of digital tools. We want to educate pupils on how to use technology positively, responsibly and safely. Pupils will be encouraged to be creators not consumers and our broad curriculum will encompass computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

Our knowledge rich curriculum will enable pupils to use digital tools to share their learning in creative ways and support them to navigate the ever-changing world of social media. We encourage staff and pupils to embrace technology and to embed computing across the whole curriculum.


Through the use of the Teach Computing scheme of work, we will ensure that all pupils receive high quality teaching in computer science, information technology and digital literacy. Alongside Teach Computing, we will also follow the National Online College scheme of work to teach e-safety explicitly. Each term, there will be an e-safety focus that each class explores at an age-appropriate level.

Burnt Oak Primary is using Google Education to deliver engaging, high quality lessons through the use of various google tools. This includes the use of Google classroom for pupils to complete activities and share their work. Pupils will become confident in using both Microsoft and Google tools and hand pick the most appropriate tool for their task or showcase their digital creativity in the best way.

The elements of each strand of the computing curriculum can be seen below. All teachers seek opportunities to incorporate these strands into their teaching of the wider curriculum.

Computer science

Information technology

Digital literacy

Computational thinking




Computer networks


Word processing


Data handling


Presentations, web design and eBook




Video creation


Photography and digital art


Sound editing

Self image and identity


Online relationships


Online reputation


Online bullying


Managing online information


Health, wellbeing and lifestyle


Privacy and security


Copyright and ownership



Pupils at Burnt Oak Primary are encouraged to enjoy and value the curriculum that we deliver. We want learners to discuss, reflect and appreciate the impact computing has on their learning, development and well being.

Finding the right balance with technology is a vital element of a healthy life-style and we feel that our curriculum allows children to distinguish between a healthy and unhealthy relationship with technology, the internet and in particular, social media. Through regular assemblies, group and class discussions, children are able to realise the need for the right balance and continue to build on this as they continue through education and beyond.

Pupils are able to navigate resources to support their learning and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding via digital tools such as Google Drive and Google Classroom. Progress of our computing curriculum is demonstrated through outcomes and the record of coverage in the process of achieving these outcomes. Evidence of explicit computing lessons can be found on Google Classroom.