John Lickley Computing KS1 and KS2 Primary

Name John Lickley
SLE designation
(Date of designation & Teaching School)
Computing SLE
Appointed 1st November 2014
Queen’s Drive Primary School / Preston Teaching School Alliance
Current School
(LA or Sponsor)
Queen’s Drive Primary School, Preston
Recent OfSTED judgement
(Overall and Leadership)
OfSTED judgement: Outstanding
OfSTED judgement leadership: Outstanding
Context of School Queen’s Drive Primary School is a 2 and 3 form entry school in Fulwood, Preston.  Children come from far and wide to attend the school due to its caring ethos and continually high results and this ensures that Queen’s Drive has a diverse community.  In 2015 Queen’s Drive was acknowledged as one of the top 100 schools in the country. Queen’s Drive Primary School is also a ‘Teaching School’ and plays a role providing support to the profession as well as training the next generation of teachers.
Particular area(s) of Expertise/Strength
  • Devising and delivering outstanding Computing lessons
  • Knowledge of the Primary Computing Curriculum, including ‘computational thinking’
  • Using questioning techniques to impact on the learning and responses of all pupils
How have you supported other schools or middle leaders and senior leaders in your own school?

I have provided support for schools in the following areas:

  • Computational thinking across the curriculum
  • Computer science (coding)
  • Online safety activities
  • 1:1 teacher support across the curriculum
  • Devising a scheme of work for mixed age classes
  • Devising a scheme of work for single form classes
  • Using ICT across the curriculum
  • Using ‘green screen’ technology
  • Using dataloggers in Science
  • Termly Computing Network Meetings
  • Parent and staff online safety training sessions
  • Questioning techniques that enhance teaching and learning
What was the Impact of your support?

The support that was provided had the following impact:

  • Increased staff knowledge regarding Computing
  • Increased staff awareness of the ever-changing world of online safety
  • Increased parental awareness of online safety issues
  • Computational thinking becoming embedded across the curriculum
  • A wide range of ideas adopted for use in delivering the Computing curriculum, resulting in improved pupil outcomes
  • ICT being used to present work in a creative and inspiring way
  • Developing assessment for learning opportunities through
  • the use of a ‘no hands up’ approach coupled with inclusive teacher questioning


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