One-day course for ICT supply teachers

This training unit is designed to support supply teachers in teaching ICT at Key Stage 3 in line with the requirements of the ICT strand of the Key Stage 3 National Strategy.

Session one provides the background to the Key Stage 3 National Strategy and shows how the ICT strand sits within it. Participants are introduced to the Framework for teaching ICT capability: Years 7, 8, and 9 and given opportunities to explore the yearly teaching objectives.

In Session two participants are introduced to the nature and structure of the materials available to Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. They have the opportunity to explore in detail one of the STUs and gain an overview of a further two.

Session 3 is based on the materials from the core training unit Standards and assessment. Participants are given time to understand what the expected standard is, how to help pupils achieve the standards and how to ensure that appropriate progress is made.

Session 4 is a short session using some of the material from the core training unit Progression into and through Year 9.