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Along with our aims written in our Mission Statement, at St James’ Primary we strive to provide every child with the opportunity to develop their Computing skills in a progressively structured learning environment in order to achieve their full potential.

We also aim to provide ongoing training opportunities for staff to develop their own Computing skills to ensure a smooth transition in the use of recently acquired computers and software.

Teaching and learning

At St James’ we believe that the characteristics of high quality teaching and learning of Computing are:

  • Setting suitable learning challenges.
  • Responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs.
  • Overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.
  • Using Computing to access all areas of the curriculum.

Computing capability is developed in all children according to the Computing Scheme of Works found in the topic grids. Each year group undertakes 3/4 units of work per year. The units of work are focused on the key skills and separated under the following heading:

  • Processing Skills
  • Programming Skills
  • Online Skills
  • Digital and Multimedia Skills

These topics have been individually developed by the school using many different source materials. Additionally, computing is used to enhance all curriculum areas.

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St. James’ RC Primary School
Maybury Close,
Petts Wood,

Headteacher: Lisa Weeks
Chair of Governors:
Mary Hutchinson
SENCO: Joanne Richards

Contact Mrs Jones or Mrs Howie in the school office for general enquiries on
020 8467 8167

Or email:

Data Protection Officer: Craig Stilwell

More info


We will be having an Open Morning for parents of children due to start school in September 2020 on Thursday 21st November at 9.15am: The Head Teacher will speak, our Year 6 children will give tours of the school and Supplementary Information Forms will be handed out. The whole event will last approximately one hour - no need to book.

With 100% of pupils reaching or exceeding the pass mark in the Phonic Screening Check, St James' is in the top 3% of primary schools in the country.


Please remember that tomorrow we are wearing own clothes and jeans to support Jeans for Genes Day.

The Year 5 and Year 6 parent meeting is at 3pm.

The Year 3 and Year 4 class meeting is at 3pm.

Our Reception children are settling in well.

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