The new national curriculum: Preparation for life?

Provider: Naace
£100.00 + VAT Naace members
£150.00 + VAT Non-Naace members (price includes 12 months free Naace membership)

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Description At a time when the best schools are making more use of technology than ever before, these conferences will explore the strategic role of technology to improve learning within the new curriculum. What are the opportunities and constraints in a back to basics curriculum? How can we identify key methods for technology to radically improve learning?
Duration Half day course

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Categories Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Computing / ICT, Management, Teaching staff, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students


This conference seeks to explore the challenges facing school leaders as they respond to the introduction of the National Curriculum particularly with respect to the subject Computing but perhaps more importantly, Computing across the whole of the school curriculum. The conference will provide support and guidance to school leaders on:

  • the implications of introducing computing in to the curriculum
  • the opportunities provided by computing across the curriculum
  • the research evidence that underpins best practice and the implications of this research for the curriculum


The conference will address questions heads may have including:

  • what is computing?
  • how is this going to benefit my students?
  • why is computing across the curriculum still important?
  • what is the evidence and where is the support?


Target audience

Head teachers, Members and non-members from all categories of educational institution

Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in short keynotes and associated panel workshops on the themes of Policy, Practice and Research and will have the opportunity to hear from policy advisors, head teachers and leading research professionals.

Evidence underpinning this approach

Speakers will, in the context of their specialism:

  • consider the role of technology in improving learning outcomes and other impact on the pupil experience
  • outline their view of the impact of the change of subject to Computing including a consideration of whether it creates a better core of pupil competences for pupils to exploit technologies for learning
  • describe their view of the impact of the structural changes within schools and higher education on shared understanding of the point of using technology for learning, discussing any evidence of the reduction in support networks and the increasing isolation of schools and a consequent increase in variability in the pupil experience
How users/participants can evaluate success The provider has not supplied this information
Follow-up activities and support The provider has not supplied this information

The conferences will run in three locations on the following dates: 

London - Wednesday 23 october

Nottingham - Thursday 7 November

Bury - Friday 15 November

Start time: 09:15
Finish: 12.30

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This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.