Hey all, This is a rather unique situation I passed my PGCE Primary last year and currently teach middle school (y4 to y8) Computer Science in an international school. I have no mentor, no head of department and I am pretty much left to my own devices. (Yes, this is not a good thing for a first year teacher, especially one not trained in that subject) I'm sourcing a lot of my own material as there is not much material left from the teacher last year. I use a lot of the Code.org curriculum, CS First curriculum and Google Applied digital skills curriculum and it seems like it works. I'm also using the NCCEs lesson resources as well which are a bit more teacher led (thank goodness). The problem I find is that these are all video curriculum based. The kids watch the videos and complete the work that then auto assesses itself. My impact in the classroom is pretty minimal with this stuff. I've only seen a short amount of ICT/CS teaching in my first week of my PGCE so I don't really know what good practice looks like. I don't feel very effective and I don't really know how to improve. I feel like the kids are learning a little, but they could be learning so much more with a proper experienced teacher. This isn't really good for them... How can I get better at my job? TL DR I teach using video curriculum. Kids seem to like it, management don't care/don't know. Is this wrong?