MusicICT - Resource of the week

13th April 2012 at 01:00

Excellence in ICT

BCS (the chartered institute for IT) and Computing at School are looking for 250 schools to be part of their Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science.

What is it?

On the back of the Michael Gove's speech at the 2012 BETT education technology show about proposed changes to ICT in schools, the initiative aims to ensure a high standard of computer science teaching throughout the UK.

Schools that become members of the network will:

- be offered enhanced continuing professional development for one teacher in their school;

- be part of a teaching community that shares best practice;

- teach computer science at key stages 3 or 4 and help to develop a renewed computing curriculum;

- have opportunities to showcase their teaching practices and experiences at national conferences and in promotional material;

- be consulted for their views and opinions on educational policy.

All members will be expected to help other schools teach computer science.

How can you get involved?

Information packs are being sent out to every secondary school in England. Schools need to register their interest by 30 April. More details can be found at www.bcs.orgCSteachingexcellence.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now