Computing refers to the discrete curricula subject and the skills required to use
technology to lead a richer and fuller life - at home, in school and at work. All
teachers must have a grasp of the fundamentals of computational thinking and Technology,
while specialist teachers need a deeper understanding. Ofsted found significant
weaknesses in the teaching of Computing (as a subject) and the effective use of Technology
(to support all learning) in schools. Outstream has worked with national and government
agencies and organisations to define crucial core skills and CPD requirements.
Effective CPD focuses on the context of the teacher and needs to have clear support
from school leaders, based on a sound vision for technology in learning and teaching.
Teachers need to be at the centre of their own learning if they are to fully develop
the use of technology. CPD activities need to focus on planning for student learning,
within a clear set of understandings about how learning happens. CPD is a significant
indicator of e-maturity
Outstream provides consultants and courses to professional development programmes.
Outstream's courses are mapped to the professional standards.
Our courses are tailored to your needs, from 1 day "face to face" to 10 days featuring
a blend of face to face and online support. Opportunities for accreditation can
form part of all course outcomes. Delegates are given continuing access to course
Please phone us on 0208 406 0334 for best value group or individual pricing.
In addition to our regular courses we are pleased to offer iCatalyst - an innovative
CPD programme in partnership with MirandaNet, providing a range of accreditation
from Certificates of Course Participation, to Masters level qualifications. Opportunities
are also available for study at Doctoral level. iCatalyst is appropriate for clusters
or networks of schools in the UK and abroad.
Our consultants can;
Help you develop your vision for Computing / Technology CPD as part of school improvement
Develop tailored CPD courses
Lead training including practical Computing skills and higher thinking skills
Lead activities to raise attainment
Support self evaluation including the impact of technology using the Self Review
Support the drive for improved qualifications
Online Safety, communities of learning, mobile technologies, Learning Platforms,
Outstream is happy to create bespoke courses.
Our popular existing courses for Senior Leadership, Teaching and Support Staff include:
Visioning: Academies, Free Schools, Capital, new build
Preparing for ICT Mark
Getting best value from Self Review
ICT Mark assessor training
Implementing and using
Projects for school improvement
Raising Attainment with and through technology
Digital Leader skills
Technology Development/improvement Planning
Equalities awareness and training
Online safety and Safeguarding
LSCB and LA Online Safety awareness days
CEOP ThinkUKnow - accredited Ambassadors
Developing an Acceptable Use Policy
Getting to grips with Computing
Office skills for confidence building, teaching, admin and improved efficiency