IT and Computing at Holmbush

IT and Computing Leader: Miss Susan Stickley

At Holmbush Primary Academy we aim for pupils to leave us with high levels of digital literacy as a strong basis for supporting pupil’s learning and begin to prepare them for the workplace. We aim to inspire and motivate pupils through the cre ative use of the technologies available through cross-curricular work and dedicated Computing lessons.

Holmbush Primary Academy’s IT focus for development for the academic year 2015-2016

To ensure the effective teaching and learning of the computing curriculum and to ensure all children develop effective IT skills to support and extend learning across the curriculum by…

  • Regular, planned use of IPads and Learn Pads to support, extend and inspire learning.
  • Encouraging pupils to discuss and explain their use of IT.
  • Moving beyond Internet research and subject specific apps.
  • Class teachers’ use of IT to support teaching, learning and assessment.

Computing units for each year group. Please note that, depending on pupil achievement, objectives and activities may be altered particularly for older children who have not have the opportunity to take part in the more basic skills of computing.

Progression in Computing.

Holmbush Primary Academy’s IT and Computing Policy.

Social Media Guidance Policy

Social Media Guidance Policy

Parents Conversation Starters

Safer Internet Parent Factsheet

For more information
You can find out more about how children use social media, the apps they use, the risks they face, how to use privacy settings, and advice and tips about how to talk to your children at:

To make a report
Concerned about online grooming or sexual behaviour online? Contact CEOP:
If you stumble across criminal sexual or obscene content on the internet you should report it to the Internet Watch Foundation:

The banana drum exercise