Does Purple Mash's Computing Scheme of Work meet National Curriculum and Ofsted standards?
In terms of Ofsted, our Scheme of Work
provides coverage, and is broad enough to meet the three required areas:
Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.
The overview documents for each year
group contain mapping information of these strands of the National Curriculum
and match National Curriculum objectives to the Purple Mash units. Teachers can
use the assessment sheets to summarise their assessment of pupils’ work over
It is important to ensure as a Leader
that the school can adequately provide Ofsted with examples demonstrating how
they track progress of pupils in Computing, assess them, and furthermore, how
they close gaps between pupil groups. Keeping profiles of children will help to
support this requirement.
We know of schools tracking specific children in each year group such as Pupil Premium/Boys/SEN and this has helped to fulfil expectations for Ofsted. It is important to ensure that any policies you have in place give concise and adequate information of how pupils are assessed/tracked and additionally, your school's response to new safeguarding requirements such as (radicalisation, abuse) which your Local Authority can advise you on.