Programmes of study - Computing (National Curriculum as published 11th September 2013)
Athough the current POS, Attainment targets and statutory assessment arrangements for ICT have been disapplied, teaching of ICT remains statutory.
How computing is organised and taught during the interim period to 2014 is the responsibility of individual schools. The curriculum should be broad and balanced meeting the needs of pupils and will continue to be held accountable through OFSTED frameworks.
The Lancashire ICT Progression documents provide a structure and progression of skills, knowledge and understanding to inform planning from EYFS through to Y6. These documents will continue to be supported by Lancashire computing consultants and are currently being updated.
If you would like more information regarding the changes to the ICT curriculum nationally, there is a broad explanation of the DFE website’s curriculum review section.
If you have any queries regarding the planning and delivery of this proposed 'new' curriculum, please email email@example.com or use the email form below.
The most recent updates to the toolkit are marked with a * symbol and links have been included, for most items, to websites offering more information on products and suppliers. The inclusion of suggested suppliers' websites does not necessarily mean they are the cheapest and you may be able to source products elsewhere.
All the software mentioned in the toolkit can be used by the teacher/adults across all phases. Some titles and resources will also be appropriate for adult led activity with younger children. However, there are some suggestions that are not considered 'age appropriate' for children's use and may for example, require parental permission for use by children under the age of 13. It is important that both privacy statements and the terms and conditions that accompany online materials and downloads are read before promoting their use in school.
There is a wide range of free software and resources available on line to support each element of the ICT Progressions and due to limited space, these cannot all be included in the toolkit. They are, however, discussed in more detail during half day ICT Progression courses relating to each element or can be presented as INSET sessions for the whole staff.
In response to an increasing number of schools purchasing and using 'tablets' in school (both iPad and Android ), we can offer expert advice regarding devices, apps and their use in education. Please contact the ICT Centre or look out for the various iPad and App courses.
To make most effective use of freely available software on your computer, it is essential to ensure that your 'operating system' (e.g. Windows) is kept up to date, by regularly installing the latest updates. You may also need to install various additional applications and 'plugins' (e.g. Adobe Flash Player) onto your system. For more information, and to check if your system is working effectively, visit http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/help/index_swr.php
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If you have any queries regarding the documents on this page, please contact us using the email form below, or telephone 01257 516100.