SEND Computing Scheme of Work

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We have created a comprehensive Computing scheme of work for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), in particular those working below age expectations. It includes activities for a range of abilities, from those students working on a developmental curriculum below national curriculum levels, to students working at Key Stage 1 level. It also includes units to stretch more able students.

“We are all absolutely loving the scheme. It has made a huge difference to how we deliver computing and how confident we feel about it.”
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Park Academy

The scheme of work has been designed for teachers to find activities to suit students within a mixed ability class, and to be taught via wider curriculum areas. Each unit contains a large number of suggested activities, links to resources, online safety discussion points and progression statements. The scheme covers the breadth of the National Curriculum, with units grouped in areas: What is a computer, Multimedia, Data handling and Programming & Algorithms

It is accompanied by a SEND Computing Progression Framework, covering levels P5-P8 to help teachers assess progress through the subject. This can be downloaded for free below. For students working at National Curriculum levels, our Primary Computing Progression Framework can be used.

The scheme of work is available free of charge to subscribing schools. Non-subscribers can purchase the scheme as a standalone product for £500. We can also offer a combination of training with the scheme of work. For more details and prices for options, please contact

Here is an overview video for prospective or current users of the Sheffield SEND Computing Scheme of Work to see how to get the most out of the document.

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