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University of Roehampton Y3 ICT specialists
At present ICT is a National Curriculum foundation subject in primary schools, although its programme of study and attainment target have now been ‘disapplied’. The Secretary of State has committed to reintroduce a programme of study for all four key stages for September 2014. For now, schools are free to decide what is taught and how it is assessed, reflecting the curricular autonomy enjoyed by academies, free schools and the independent sector.
As an ICT coordinator you should expect to give a firm steer to the development of ICT within and across your school’s curriculum, providing both the freedom and responsibility to provide your school’s pupils with the best possible technological education. You’re likely to take responsibility for crafting the school’s scheme of work for ICT, taking account of whatever statutory requirements are in place for your school at the time.
We look at ICT’s place within the present National Curriculum and some alternative approaches. We consider alternative approaches to the delivery of ICT. We explore common characteristics of both an ICT curriculum and a scheme of work for ICT and approaches that might be followed in creating one.