Two London Borough of Havering teachers, Chris Speller of Elm Park Primary School and Stella McCarthy of Benhurst Primary School, share their views on the challenges of using a new computing curriculum
BESA’s 16th annual ‘ICT in UK State Schools’ research foresees that funding and investment in technology will reach an all-time high. But what should schools and academies consider before investing? BESA’s director Caroline Wright shares her top tips
Ed McEvoy, CEO at County Offaly Vocational Educational Committee, explains how the local authority in the Irish Midlands is responsible for five rural secondary schools but overcomes the challenges of delivering education to each site using the very latest in communication tools
Teaching computer science within a rounded computing curriculum that includes digital literacy is now regarded as of paramount importance by the Department for Education. Bill Mitchell, director of BCS Academy of Computing explains why this is short of miraculous
Schools are uniquely placed to engage with children and young people about how to stay safe online. However with issues such as cyberbullying and ‘sexting’, teachers and pupils alike can find it difficult to talk about. Children’s charity the NSPCC gives advice on how to approach the issue.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is looking for would-be computer science teachers to take up the new scholarship scheme announced recently by Michael Gove. The scheme, which has the backing of major industry names including Microsoft, IBM, BT, Facebook, Meta Switch Networks and Ocado, aims to help meet the urgent need for computer science teachers. Bill Mitchell, director of BCS Academy of Computing, explains the latest developments in the aim to change the ICT curriculum