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Ofsted bans HMI advice 'when schools need it most'

Ofsted bans HMI advice 'when schools need it most'

Ofsted withdraws Computing advice even though teacher confidence is low
Bureaucracy works in mysterious ways, but those in education’s computing community are baffled by the news that extremely useful advice about England's new Computing curriculum from Ofsted's head subject inspector David Brown had suddenly been withdrawn.

It’s believed to be the result of a diktat issued by Ofsted to all its HMIs of new and revised subjects, based on the argument that inspectors cannot advise on a subject that isn’t taught yet. The good news for teachers  and schools, however, is that the education adviser who first raised this issue, Ian Sillett, from teacher support outfit onefourseven, has already shared the PowerPoint presentation featuring David Brown’s sage observations and it's still downloadable.

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More than half teachers 'not confident' in Computing

More than half teachers 'not confident' in Computing

Computing starts in England's schools next term, but a Nesta/TES survey reveals the depth of disquiet
Critics of the new Computing curriculum are vindicated by the findings of ...

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Network is a core for the curriculum, not an add-on

Network is a core for the curriculum, not an add-on

 The Welsh guerrilla approach to learning with slow broadband - save, save and save again

You could almost get distracted from work at Ysgol Tan Y Marian – the view over t...

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When student digital leaders become the consultants

When student digital leaders become the consultants

Want to personalise your school network? Call in your student digital leaders
What's the most time consuming task for teachers settling into a new learning platform? Personalis...

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Assessment angst makes case for 'school communities'

Assessment angst makes case for 'school communities'

ICT4C discovers just how much more schools will have to collaborate for curriculum reform
“There are more questions than answers” sang reggae star Johnny Nash. It could have be...

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