It appears the Government spending cuts and educational reviews have hit our subject of ICT as a discrete subject. Recent Union and Educational seminars in the last two weeks have pointed to ICT being amalgamated within English, Maths and Science and allegedly is to be removed as a "standalone" subject. The white paper is due out end of November to finalise this approach but already the writing is on the wall with all the ICT quangos shut down and the Primary Strategy - including ICT is to be ditched. Further Functional Skills are no longer to be "promoted" and Diplomas only to be introduced at Level 2 if applicable. Only Level 3 Diplomas were considered of any use by the new government. Whether the curriculum is to be removed at KS 3 and/or KS4 remains to be seen. It is fair to say that the Education Sector is to undergo its major transformation since the National Curriculum was first introduced and is not good news for this subject as a whole and those who teach it. It sounds like ICT is to be "dumbed down" to save on costs and investment with Data Handling and Modelling in Maths and Presenting Information (web/WP/Publishing) in English. Worrying times...I am keen to hear from anyone regarding this as in a years time this is allegedly to take effect with no recourse. All the information quoted was given directly via Union representatives AND our leadership who identified this from material given.