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Leading the Way on Computing Assessment Reform

Posted on: June 29th, 2018

Eight members of The White Horse Federation have contributed to an influential report conducted by the Computing At School Assessment working group.

A total of 26 specialist computing teachers and educators contributed toward the report. We are delighted to say the following people were chosen from The White Horse Federation:

  • Sophie Heeks — Teacher and computing lead at Drove Primary School.
  • Claire Palser — Teacher and computing lead at Southwold Primary School.
  • Leah Smith — Teacher and computing lead at Moredon Primary School.
  • James Summerson — CS and online safety lead at The White Horse Federation.
  • Helen Swanson — Principal and safeguarding lead at Drove Primary School.
  • James Pryce — Computing lead at Gorse Hill Primary School.
  • Michelle Cowley — Computing lead at Haydon Wick Primary School.
  • Daniel Pearson — Computing lead at West Kidlington Primary School.

The study, which was published in June 2018 by the CAS Assessment working group, was comprised after the contributors were consulted on how computing was currently taught and assessed in schools, and how they thought the processes could be refined. The study’s findings recommended increased autonomy for individual computing leads, but also clearer and more concise curriculum content.

The White Horse Federation prides itself on the quality of its staff and the teachers at its schools, and having a number of them chosen as part of the study is indicative of the excellent team we are lucky to have.

As a trust, we aspire to improve teaching pedagogy to enable children to fulfil their potential, and thanks to the expert contributions made by TWHF staff, this report will go a long way toward achieving that goal.

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