New Computing Curriculum 2014

Throughout the Spring and Summer terms our Curriculum Development Group has been working with us on documentation to support the new Computing curriculum.

The documents produced are intended as guidance and to give a framework to the new curriculum. They are not a one stop scheme of work as we know that all of our schools cover topics in slightly different ways.

These documents are available in the Curriculum 2014 section of this website.

We have delivered several Demystifying the New Curriculum CPD sessions in schools and at Openzone to support schools in their planning. We also have CPD sessions called Computing Unplugged which provides lots of ideas for delivering computational thinking and algorithms away from a computer.

Please see our CPD section for details of further training sessions available.

We are here to help!


Safer Internet Day 2014

South Tyneside Schools E-safety Competition

Safer Internet Day 2014

The 11th Safer Internet Day will be celebrated worldwide on Tuesday 11 February 2014. The theme for the day is: “Let’s create a better internet together”. We hope that all schools will join with us in marking the day and enter our competition to show how working together can help build a better internet for all, but particularly children and young people.

Our competition  is open to South Tyneside Primary and Secondary schools.  There are 3 age categories – for children in either Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3.

All entries must be made using ICT technology, for example a video, podcast or animation.

Entries may be submitted by individuals or by teams.

Fantastic prizes will be awarded in each age range.

Entries may be submitted by post to the ICT in Schools Team or via e-mail to by:

4pm on Friday 21st March 2014.

As part of the competition all entries will be hosted online.

All entrants must have permission for their work to be displayed in this way.

 For more information go to:


Download the entry form here:

Entry Form 2014