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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 a new YouGov survey, commissioned by Nesta and The TES, that finds that more than half of England’s teachers (60 per cent) are not confident delivering the new computing curriculum that starts this September, after the summer break.

“With the new school year just around the corner these results are very worrying,” warns Nesta executive director Helen Goulden. “The ability to make and create through technology is key to participating in and understanding the world around us, as well as an increasingly desired and required skill in the jobs market.

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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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OCR assessment shock hits GCSE Computing students

OCR assessment shock hits GCSE Computing students

The OCR exam board withdraws controlled assessment from Computing students, reveals Tony Parkin
In a major blow to thousands of students taking the OCR's Computing GCSE, the ex...

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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 hav...

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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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