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advice about England's new Computing curriculum from Ofsted's head subject inspector David Brown had suddenly been withdrawn.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. (UPDATE – see below.)