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Computing: Are you ready?

The programmes of study for the new computing curriculum will come into force in September 2014. ICT teacher James Dent looks at how professionals and schools in his area are preparing.

It is an exciting time for ICT and computer science teaching professionals. There are lots of opportunities to try new ideas, enhance subject knowledge, develop teaching pedagogy and gain support for the subject. 

We are already doing some innovative things within the existing ICT curriculum, including aspects from digital literacy, computer science and ICT.

In Hertfordshire, formal meetings of ICT teachers appear to have come to an end. However, we’ve continued to meet up through the local Computing at School (CAS) Hub, where we share ideas and develop subject knowledge and pedagogy on an informal basis.

We are getting to a point now that local hubs are emerging with various people co-ordinating events across the region. It has been splendid to have primary and secondary colleagues together at the same time, comparing teaching of the subject across key stages.

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