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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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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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