Ok, so the times are a changing. Hopefully, this will be a very positive step for our subject. Gove has actually said if we manage the transition from ICT to Computer Science well will be included in the E-Bacc. Our stock is on the rise but only if we rise to the challenge. ICT as we know is on the way out, from September we have freedom to craft a subject that will engage kids as well as being useful for them. It does raise a number of questions/discussion points as subject leaders. I know consultation is yet to begin but we need to grab this oppurtunity and run with it. 1) Timescale - is anybody planning a complete overhaul for September, or a more long term staged implementation? 2) Which aspects of the current ICT curriculum will you be keeping and which aspects will you be dumping. 3) Which aspects of computing will you be bring in in? And in which years? 4) Are there any Computing courses out there already which you think could slot in nicely? 5) Raspberry Pi - thoughts? 6) Training. Not all staff will have the skills required. Any suggestions on solving this? Do we think the government will help us at all on that? 7) Consistency. If everyone goes off and does their own thing (especially without subject advisor meetings) how will maintain consistency? Lots of questions I know but I am eager to get a discussion going on this. We got a bit of kicking yesterday, "ICT lessons are boring" etc, but now we have the freedom we can fight back and prove we are the most important subject. We just need to make sure we do it correctly.