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Anyone been asked to rewrite Key Stage 3 in time for new OFSTED Framework?

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by dalersmith, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. dalersmith

    dalersmith Occasional commenter

    Sorry for the worlds longest thread title, I thought it might be worth having a chat, or a moan about the ramifications of the new framework. So the question is not really have you been asked, but are you having to change anything with the new framework and if so what are you planning to do 'sequence' wise?
    Myself I was looking at introducing algorithms, specifically writing them before moving on to programming, then interleaving programming with theory topics.
  2. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

    ...and you are not doing this currently ?




  3. Dorsetdreams

    Dorsetdreams Occasional commenter

    Absolutely not.

    I make changes when I get bored with what I'm doing or have a better idea.

    I write my SOWs to match the latest school requirement, so they will look like 'Intent, Implementation...." when I get around to it, but it won't make the slightest difference to my teaching.

    Why should I worry about OFSTED? I've had 6 inspections now. Each has shown less interest in IT than the one before.
  4. dalersmith

    dalersmith Occasional commenter

    Perhaps I should have added more explanation, my school currently has zero provision for Computing in key stage 3. I have been asked, in the last term to develop a full year 9 PoS, 1 hour a week for all students, to start in September. The school now(after 3 years of my advice) will be providing curriculum time for years 8 and 7, over the coming 2 years.
    We have a new leader of Teaching and Learning and almost 12 months ago he introduced the idea of a 'knowledge rich' curriculum, about the same time Tom Sherrington did his blog on the subject. Whilst other subjects have actually looked into there PoS, I didn't need to as we were only doing this in KS3. now I find the need to.
    I also fully get your comment about inspections, I have been inspected twice, once a good lesson in ICT(I thought) rated RI, the other a car crash(in my opinion) in the old OCR Computing rated Outstanding. Neither of the inspectors were subject specialists, so a pointless exercise.
  5. dalersmith

    dalersmith Occasional commenter

    Sorry see my last post to @Dorsetdreams
  6. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

  7. JoeHardstaff

    JoeHardstaff New commenter

    I have recently subscribed to a website called computerscienceuk.com. £99 for the year and it has lots of very very good resources. It will give you a curriculum for KS3 and 4 which you can then put together for yourself. Highly recommend
  8. gigaswitch1

    gigaswitch1 Occasional commenter

    Don't need to . It got changed when the NC came in and has a flow to it, its took 6 years but it is quite good now.. I knew at some point the DfE would get p****d off at schools for not pushing computing when they put so much money into it.

    We are not compulsory at KS4, so I am being asked to create some more rubbish to meet the KS4 requirements.

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