Purple Mash – A Computing Lead’s Best Friend

May 23, 2018

Up to your eyeballs in cables, folders, bits of paper with login information on? Constantly asked two minutes before a lesson starts to fix an interactive whiteboard? Then you must be a computing lead! It’s tough being a computing lead – either you’re teaching different classes computing all day, which can be quite isolating, or you’re a class teacher doing something extra to your already busy role – but it’s enormously rewarding too!

There’s something almost magical about seeing what children can achieve digitally, and it’s often children who can find other subjects quite challenging that instantly find their feet and produce some incredible work when faced with technology.

But everyone needs a helping hand, and that’s what we’re here to do! Whether you’re new to the subject or an old hand, Purple Mash is your BFF (best friend forever) when it comes to computing.

Whether you need a computing scheme of work, easy to use computing tools and games or just a way to embed computing into the curriculum, we’ve got it! And all in one easy to use platform, both at school and for home learning too. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what some other teachers have to say about Purple Mash and how it helps computing leads in their role:


“We love the how current the content is. There are activities created for all events that come up; The Olympics, Remembrance Day, festivals etc. And new resources are always available to support the ever demanding curriculum expectations.

The Computing lead has also used Purple Mash to develop the computing curriculum and the lesson plans and software are all in one place. This is particularly helpful to those teachers who are less confident in computing, but also extremely simple for those of us who are. Staff and pupils love the simplicity and fun of it!”

Lucy Durrant, Head of Computing at Winterbourne Junior Girls School

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“The Purple Mash computing scheme of work is easy to understand and teachers have access to all of the software that they need in one place. There is no need to purchase additional software or look around for products that will suit the planning. It also supports those schools who might struggle with technical support. Resources are all available online so there is no need to download software. The fact that children have access to the suite of tools at home is a huge bonus.”’

Jen McCulloch, Computing Lead at New Brighton Primary

So there you have it! If you’re a computing lead and you want to make your life a little easier, enhance your school’s computing curriculum (and other subjects) and help children make progress, then Purple Mash is definitely for you.

A little acrostic poem that we thought sums up Purple Mash very nicely (thanks again Jen McCulloch).