Leading primary computing - module 2 - remote CP456

Lead computing in your school with confidence. Raise the profile of computing through resources, enrichment opportunities and staff development. Learn how to manage change in your subject.


This course will help computing subject leaders to lead the improvement of computing teaching and learning, and to provide professional support and development to others. 

Following on from module 1 this course will enable you to identify and plan for improvement in your school.  This will involve developing a detailed plan for improvement through effective monitoring and evidencing of progress in computing. You will look at ways of raising the profile of computing within your school, so that it becomes a subject that is accessible for all teachers and learners. You will also explore how to support other teachers within your school to enable effective teaching of computing. 

If you are a new, or aspiring primary computing lead, then may wish to attend Leading Primary Computing - module 1 before module 2.   


Who is it for?

Subject leaders in primary computing who would like to develop aspects of leadership including: monitoring and evidencing progress, supporting others to teach computing and enrichment in computing. It may also be suitable for those new to the role, or who aspire to move into it, if they have completed Leading primary computing-module 1. You are expected to have some experience of teaching computing in primary school, and an understanding of the content of the National Curriculum for primary computing. 

What topics are covered?

01 | Managing change – change doesn’t just happen, you need to develop a plan, bring people on board and measure success. This session applies tried-and-tested approaches to help you make positive impacts across your school, making the most of the talent and support available. 

02 | Enriching the computing curriculum – discover a range of computing related extra-curricular and enrichment activities. Consider how you will implement those activities that are most suitable for your school. State the case for enrichment and extension activities which will add value and impact on diverse learners. 

03 | Helping others to teach computing effectively – support other teachers, with confidence, in a range of professional development contexts. Provide resources and practices that can be shared easily and effectively to boost the teaching capability of others. 

How will you learn?

Professional Development Leader-led CPD with an experienced subject leader, comparing practice and learning strategies that are based in evidence. Flexible implementation and reflection tasks to establish what works in your own context. 

How long is this course?

5 hours including live sessions and flexible-tasks.


By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • implement change in your subject in a way which has a positive impact and brings staff on board 
  • develop a passion for computing in your school through a planned enrichment and extra-curricular offer 
  • be confident in leading the development of others, helping the whole school to inspire in computing 
  • support other teachers with greater confidence within a range of professional development contexts