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Tender spotlights '400 master teachers' mystery

Tender spotlights '400 master teachers' mystery

The politicians have trumpeted about 400 master teachers – but where are they?
In her keynote address at the BETT 2015 educational technology show in London in January education secretary Nicky Morgan MP lauded England’s computing curriculum and claimed, “All teachers can now access support from a local computing master teacher.”

If that was true, why has the Department for Education (DfE) just issued a £1 million tender for a “Computing Support Contract: Network of Excellence”? Its purpose is to widen the so-called Network of Excellence, run by the British Computer Society and its Computing at School (CaS) organisation, to 400 master teachers by 2016.

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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 ne...

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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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