Beacon, your computing curriculum toolkit

Computing underpins so many important areas that drive the success of our society. Within education, our role is to encourage teachers and their children to thrive in today’s digital world. 

The Bett Show 2017 saw the launch a new suite of resources for those teaching computing in primary schools: Beacon, your computing curriculum toolkit.

Beacon offers practical, clear solutions to make computing accessible for teachers and pupils alike

Children Using LaptopLots of teachers lack the confidence to navigate the world of computing - a subject that can seem tricky to understand and even trickier to teach. Beacon supports progression through computing at Key Stage 1 and 2 with lessons grouped into units of work that link to exemplar schemes of work. 

The search for help is no less confusing, with an infinite ocean of information and no easy way to decide which resources can be trusted. Hope is on the horizon with Beacon, your computing curriculum toolkit. We’ve waded through thousands of resources to find the best teaching and learning computing resources, giving them the BCS, Chartered Institute for IT stamp of approval and housing them all in one place. 

And we’re not just curators, we’re creators - we’ve combined the knowledge of some of the smartest practising teachers in education to bring you a series of lesson plans, activities and assessments that are easy to understand and straightforward to teach. 

So let Beacon light your way through the tricky waters of the computing curriculum, giving you the confidence and the practical resources to set your pupils on a lifelong journey of computing discovery.

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