In light of recent events and the inevitable school closures we are likely to experience over the coming weeks, we at TheETA wanted to provide schools with the opportunity to evaluate their education technology and forward plan for improving use once children and students return to school. To facilitate this we’d set up a quick […]
At the first meeting of the APPG for Digital Skills, Tim Scratcherd, operations director, presented on Digital Skills. Here is a summary: What are digital skills? Digital skills are skills with digital tools. Having them means being able to use digital tools to get things done. Digital tools are simply applications or apps. The core […]
A recent Ofsted report of a qualitative survey of schools indicates that schools are responding to financial pressures by reducing curriculum breadth. It will come as no surprise that this has had a negative impact on the delivery of Computing in both primary and secondary schools, with the consequence that children leave school less prepared […]
The first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Digital Skills was held on January 25th. In a packed meeting, speakers explored the future context of digital skills, what is meant by digital skills and how digital competence is currently being delivered by English schools. To find out more, click on APPG under campaigns.
The final version of the new curriculum for Wales has been published, as schools prepare for a complete overhaul of how children are taught. It includes digital competence as part of six compulsory strands. To find out more, see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51267393
The UK Government has announced that online safety lessons will be produced in support of Government plans to make relationships, sex and health education classes compulsory at all schools from September 2020. What do you think about this?
TheETA has begun a partnership with the Curriculum Innovation Centre, Bradford.
The government continues to let down a generation of students, through policies which give no value to the digital skills they will all need throughout life.