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Microsoft stumps up £334,000 for 'computing' CPD

Microsoft stumps up £334,000 for 'computing' CPD

Software giant backing Computing at Schools in bid to upskill 50,000 teachers  
Worries over the capability of schools in England to teach the new computing curriculum have prompted Microsoft to invest £334,000 in a partnership with the Computing at School (CAS) organisation to run a series of "Back to school" training sessions aimed at getting 50,000 teachers up to speed by September.

The initiative hopes to reach one in five primary teachers (there are 16,839 schools) and three specialist teachers in every secondary school (there are 3,127). Microsoft is also supporting a bid by CAS for matched funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to further extend the programme.

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'Computing' is getting close - is your school ready?

'Computing' is getting close - is your school ready?

Governors have a key role in keeping 'computing' on track, writes Dan Bowen

If you were living on Mars for the last few years you may not realise that there is a new curriculum...

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New FE report could hold blueprint for UK ICT policy

New FE report could hold blueprint for UK ICT policy

The Coalition Government's freeze on policy for learning with technology may be ending
A new report on the role of digital technologies for learning and teaching in further edu...

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Etag ICT policy group told 'be bold and ambitious'

Etag ICT policy group told 'be bold and ambitious'

New ICT policy group welcomes its 'wonderful brief'
It may have been three years coming but the Government now fully accepts the importance of ICT for learning and that it's no...

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Skills minister on path to 'ICT for learning' strategy?

Skills minister on path to 'ICT for learning' strategy?

Skills minister Matthew Hancock may be about to deliver some advances for ICT for learning
Three years after UK educators tried, and failed, to engage the incoming Coalition Go...

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