As well as identifying a low number of specialist ICT teachers in comparison to other key subjects, the new report ‘Shut Down or Restart’ from the Royal Society points out the case benefits to the UK of a more digitally literate population.
With the increasing pressure on schools to improve standards, what are the options for learning to continue when schools are shut? BESA director Ray Barker, who works closely between schools, the government and suppliers to support the achievement of excellence, provides his perspective on continuity solutions
Richard Allen, an Executive at Naace, The ICT Association, looks at how technology and ICT in education supports, empowers and enables the development of many aspects of education in the context of the modern world and it describes some of the benefits for stakeholders.
With employability high on the agenda and education cuts looming, Andy Kemp, head of mathematics at Taunton School, argues the case for increasing the use of specialised ICT in the classroom, along with professional development to help get the most from technology
Cliff Lineker, director of qualifications at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, says the long-standing need for online safety skills to be taught in schools is finally starting to gather some momentum