At the beginning of February the Department for Education announced a public consultation on the draft National Curriculum which will run until 16 April 2013. The consultation asks for views on plans to replace the existing ICT curriculum with a new computing curriculum. Take a look at the draft Computing programmes of study for key stages 1 - 4 (HERE
) and have your say (HERE
In the meantime, the ICT programmes of study have been disapplied, but what does this mean? Well, schools are free to develop their own curricula for ICT that best meet the needs of their pupils, or to continue to follow the existing (or even start to get to grips with the new) programmes of study. ICT remains a compulsory National Curriculum subject at all four key stages. It is expected that the final draft programmes of study will be published in September 2013, with the new curriculum becoming compulsory from September 2014.
And what can we expect from Ofsted inspections? Ofsted have published revised criteria for subject survey inspections, you can access the new criteria for ICT (HERE
Coming soon! SWGfL Curriculum Briefings
To find out more about the these briefings, register with the South West Teacher Network
To find out about hosting a SWGfL Curriculum Briefing at your school, contact the Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org