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Computing, ICT & Media

Computing at Fairley House follows the National Curriculum. We ensure that children become fully competent in the three main computing strands of learning: 

Computer Science – students are taught about computation, how digital systems work and develop an understanding of programming 

Digital Literacy – students are supported to be confident and safe users of information and communication technology 

Information Technology – using computer technology to create digital programs and a range of content

Although we follow the main strands of the National Curriculum, we have the flexibility to deliver content at a slower pace, with more opportunities for recapping learning. Lessons are taught by specialist teachers, who modify learning experiences to ensure language and instructions are adapted for maximum success.

Due to the speech and language challenges around traditional programming languages we focus on drag and drop style applications such as Scratch and Flowol. However, opportunities are given through 1:1 support and lunch clubs for students who want to augment their programming skills.


Computing uses dyslexia friendly drag and drop apps (rather than programming languages).


Within Computer Science, ‘topics unplugged’ activities are used to help children understand the need for clear, specific algorithms whether they are coding for a website or programming robots. 

Transdisciplinary teaching helps to create lessons that support children to plan, organise and sequence algorithms whilst also understanding the language associated with these skills. We use a range of technological aids including laptops, iPads and external components including BeeBots and LEGO. 

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