A Brave New WorldJan 2012-Michael Gove - suspended the programs ofstudy for ICT (recent Feb Draft NCD 2013 ..propose to disapply the current programmes of study andattainment targets at Key Stages 1 and 2 from September2013 for all foundation subjects. )
June 2012 - Michael GoveBy withdrawing the Programme of Study, we’re givingschools and teachers freedom over what and how toteach; revolutionising ICT as we know it…….."Let me stress - ICT will remain compulsory at all keystages, and will still be taught at every stage of thecurriculum. The existing Programme of Study will remainon the web for reference.But no English school will be forced to follow it any more.From this September, all schools will be free to use theamazing resources that already exist on the web."
Ofsted - Report ICT in Schools 2008-2011Report from ICT subject inspections in 167 primary, secondary and special schools, 2008-2011. Theuse of ICT is considered both as a specialist subject and across the wider school curriculum.Primary schools - features of best teaching -planning,learning objectives,self and peer assessmentpace questioningConcerns, - programming, data logging,data handling, skillsand understanding, of teachers, resources, limited crosscurricular planning, assessment, CPD, Action plans actingupon them, no systematic approach to auditing staff skills /needshttp://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/ict-schools-2008-11
Out with the old...ICTUpdated: 18 September 2012 The most recent programmes of study for ICT at KeyStages 1 and 2 have now been disapplied and are nolonger statutory. This means that schools are free todevelop their own curricula for ICT that best meet theneeds of their pupils, or to continue to follow the existingprogrammes of study if they so choose. ICT remains acompulsory National Curriculum subject at all four keystages. Revised programmes of study for ICT will comeinto force in September 2014.http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/b00199028/ict
In with the new...Computing ?Feb 2013 -The National Curriculum in EnglandFramework document for consultationhttp://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/n/national%20curriculum%20consultation%20-%20framework%20document.pdfDocument that the expert panel presented tothe government in Nov 2012 - see PDF at thebottom of this linkhttp://www.naace.co.uk/naacecurriculum/programmeofstudyconsultation
Aims - The National Curriculum for computing aims toensure that all pupils:● can understand and apply the fundamental principles of computer science, including logic, algorithms, data representation, and communication● can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems● can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems● are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/n/national%20curriculum%20consultation%20-%20framework%20document.pdf
Key Stage 1Pupils should be taught to:● understand what algorithms are, how they are implemented as programs on digital devices, and that programs execute by following a sequence of instructions● write and test simple programs● use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programsWhat does this mean to you? How would youdeliver this? What have you got in placealready?
Key Stage 1Pupils should be taught to:● organise, store, manipulate and retrieve data in a range of digital formats● communicate safely and respectfully online, keeping personal information private, and recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.What does this mean to you? How would youdeliver this? what have you got in placealready?
Key Stage 2Pupils should be taught to:● design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts● use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs● use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Key Stage 2Pupils should be taught to:● understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
Key Stage 2Pupils should be taught to:● describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely
Key Stage 2Pupils should be taught to:● select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.