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At Horsforth Featherbank Primary school we adhere to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum for Computing across all Key Stages.

Computing is a creative and engaging discipline that allows children not only to access and develop skills that are becoming increasingly more relevant in an ever-changing digital world, but to learn how to navigate this world safely and positively. 


In accordance with the new National Curriculum for Computing, pupils are taught  the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs and systems, and to use the internet (including email) safely. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate & able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology & at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.


At Featherbank,  the computing curriculum is broken into 5 strands, each with a progression of skills that are taught in each year group, including: e-safety, programming, handling data, multimedia and technology and the effect on the wider world. In response to the constant changing of the internet and how it is used, E-safety lessons are conducted throughout the school to ensure that children of all ages are fully aware of how to protect themselves online. 


These areas are taught at Featherbank using a wide range of technology including desktop, tablet and live coding strategies, allowing children to access the subject in relevant forms.  



We take e-safety really seriously here at Featherbank and are proud to have partnered with the Safer Schools app to provide teachers, parents and pupils with information that will help to educate, empower and protect our whole school community.

The Safer Schools app is the perfect digital safeguarding communication and training toolkit. Information on the app is constantly updated and always kept up to date with the latest digital crazes and the issues we may come across while using them.

We encourage all our staff and parents to download the app to find out how to keep our children here at Featherbank safe while allowing them the freedom to explore and learn on their own digital playground.

Scan the QR codes below to download the app straight to your device or alternatively, search for 'Safer schools' in the App Store or Google Play and follow the instructions below to gain access.

Logging in to the Safer Schools App

1. Select your school from the dropdown menu and click ‘continue’.

2. Enter the four digit entry code provided or scan the QR code below.

Parent/Carer - Primary  7440

Computing at Featherbank