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The countdown to computing

An expert group has been convened by the DfE to develop advice, resources and CPD as schools prepare for the introduction of the new computing curriculum. Bob Harrison explains.

Whatever the outcome of the consultation on the proposed ICT national curriculum, one thing is for certain – the name ICT is no more, to be replaced by the term computing. 

The final version of the programmes of study will be published by schools minister Liz Truss in September, but her mind is made up about the new name. However, this change is the least of the challenges facing our schools.

If the audience at a recent ICT/computing event for primary teachers in London is anything to go by, there is an awful lot of work to be done before all schools can be confident that they are capable of teaching the new National Computing Curriculum in September 2014.

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