The purpose of this site ....
Some years ago an Inspector (Sir Kenneth Baker) once asked me if I intended following the National Curriculum. My short answer was, "No, I intend overtaking it!" and that is the message of this site. In the writer's opinion the National Curriculum for ICT in England is a base-level standard which very few can fail. Far too many students have no real vision of what 'Excellence' really is.
The trouble is that few Advisors, Local Inspectors or even Advisory Teachers appear brave enough to put their heads above the parapets and condemn poor practice or push our students to experiences beyond the limitations of mundane, over-technical or comic textbooks. In a subject as fast-moving as ICT no teacher can be expected to have all the answers - and I certainly do not claim to know everything!
Not all is bad however, there is a lot of good practice which needs to be shared and developed. The trouble is that the teachers who are the best exponents of our craft are far too often too overworked to do any of the 'replication and dissemination' expected of them!
This site does not claim to have all the answers. It is, however, an attempt to
introduce, explore and highlight issues and to provide
ideas and resources for an appropriate set of strategies which might help us
all push the boundaries of our skills, knowledge and understanding a little further forward
whatever our job-description might be. Links are provided for further
study and, of course, the hope is that we can supply you with the further
training you need.
Last updated: 19/02/2011