Are you preparing for the New Primary ‘Computing Curriculum’ 2014? INSET and TRAINING (a whole school approach)
The new ‘Computing Curriculum’ is upon us (Sept 2014) and as well as the change in the subject name there are also some additions and changes to the content although much does remain the same!
This is a very useful document for subject coordinators. Written Jointly by NAACE and CAS (Computing At School) Published 2013. It provides a useful overview of the new computing curriculum breaking down each element with a simple explanation of what needs to be taught and the new terminology applied. There is also a very useful glossary of terms for all the new ‘bits’ which you might not be familiar with. The key word everyone is thinking about is programming!
click here for CAS/NAACE document.
- What will be expected at each Key Stage?
- What does a progression in skills development for programming look like?
- What resources are available for each Key Stage?
- What other areas of ICT do we still need to teach?
I support colleagues by working alongside professionals in the classroom with a friendly ‘common sense’ approach in order to make a positive impact on ICT within the school. My support also includes access to training and support materials stored electronically for easy access online.
How can I help?
By providing a whole school approach to training through:-
- Whole school update on new resources and training.
- 1-1 consultancy with the subject leader
- Individual class teacher support.
Take a look in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 and 2 sections for suggested areas for support. Sessions could take place as 1-1 consultancy or Twilight / half day INSET for your school or cluster.