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The Naace Curriculum - A Framework

Author: Jan Webb
The Naace curriculum area is the place to find all the latest updates to the Naace Curriculum Framework. This has been developed in consultation with members to offer a comprehensive, coherent and flexible starting point for schools to review and develop their own personalised curriculum. Supporting materials will be added to the relevant key stage curriculum pages.
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Even before the announcements made by Michael Gove and the Royal Society in January 2012, consultations and preparations for an ICT curriculum evolution were underway at Naace. The Naace curriculum area is the place to find all the latest updates to the Naace Curriculum Framework, with links to resources on KS1/KS2 and KS3 areas which will be developed in order to support teachers using the framework.

Taking into consideration the announcement by Michael Gove in January 2012 (see the Naace response here) and the Royal Society report that was published later that same week, we prepared outline proposals for the ICT curriculum which were taken to our members for consultation.  As a result of those consultations, we developed our Naace Curriculum Framework, with its inclusion of the important aspects of computer science which had sadly been neglected in many schools, whilst ensuring that the breadth of the subject was maintained.  A copy of the Naace Curriculum Framework, which covers Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 can be downloaded by following the link below. This will be updated to reflect the changes in the programme of study for computing as it becomes published in the Autumn Term 2013.

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The visual representations of the curriculum show how the three strands form the basis for the suggested areas of knowledge in the proposals, with e-safety considerations running throughout all the strands. Further detail about what is meant by each of the headings may be found in the Framework. As a result of the discussions at the Curriculum Symposium at the Naace Conference 2012 and consultation with members, these have evolved and the latest versions include Third Millenium considerations (higher order thinking skills, pedagogy, environment, tools, and culture) which sweep over the whole curriculum, contributing to the themes and areas of knowledge. You may wish to join in the discussion by joining in with Naace Talk

 

Alternatively, members who are logged in may also comment at the bottom of the curriculum pages.

Further information may be found on the following pages in order to further explain the Naace Curriculum Framework outline.

Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum Proposals

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Proposals

A range of supporting materials is starting to build which forms the Toolkit for implementing the Naace Curriculum Framework, including case studies for Primary and Secondary schools, an ICT Inspires curriculum and a range of resources that can be accessed via the Naace button on Point2Player.  Materials and links can be found on www.ictcpd4free.co.uk on the 3rd Mill HH course http://www.ictcpd4free.co.uk/course/view.php?id=65 .

 

Check out the responses to these proposals from the Curriculum Symposium held at the Naace Conference 2012. These have been used to inform the development of these Curriculum Framework proposals.

The Naace Curriculum - A Framework
The Naace curriculum area is the place to find all the latest updates to the Naace Curriculum Framework. This has been developed in consultation with members to offer a comprehensive, coherent and flexible starting point for schools to review and develop their own personalised curriculum. Supporting materials will be added to the relevant key stage curriculum pages.