Teaching, learning and assessment

This section of the toolkit is intended to help the SLT ensure that the teaching of computing is high quality, and that young people’s progress is assessed and that assessment informs future teaching. As with all subjects, high-quality teaching of computing requires good subject knowledge and a good understanding of pedagogy. This presents several challenges for teachers who are developing the required subject knowledge alongside the pedagogical practice needed to translate that subject knowledge into engaging teaching. The DfE has funded CAS to produce Excellent computing in every school: Case studies of effective teaching, which draws on real examples of what great teachers are doing in their classrooms, together with key messages from the wider research into effective teaching and learning. This publication has been distributed to schools alongside this pack.