|Current national ICT related initiatives||Key Agencies|
• DfES Five Year Plan
The ‘Five Year Strategy for Children and Learners’ was published on 8 July 2004. It is a comprehensive set of proposals for the education service which forms part of the Government’s overall plans for ‘putting people at the heart of public services’.
• Harnessing Technology: Transforming learning and children's services
On 15 March 2005, the Department for Education and Skills published the e-Strategy 'Harnessing Technology: Transforming learning and children's services'.
This strategy describes the use of digital and interactive technologies to achieve a more personalised approach within all areas of education and children's services. It is an ambitious strategy covering all sectors for the next five years and beyond.
• Expecting the Unexpected: Developing Creativity in primary and secondary education (OFSTED 2003 Doc Ref HMI 1612.
Local Children's Services
• Primary Strategy .
The Kent Primary Strategy 2006 is the result of a series of discussions on primary education in Kent, held between a representative group of headteachers and officers from the Local Authority, during the academic year 2004-05
• EIS Business Plan.
• Strategic Technologies Programme Board (SF121a).
• Kent Learning Zone - Personalised Learning & Collaboration.
Becta is the Government agency responsible for delivering the e-Strategy, "Harnessing Technology" through the following strategies.
• Strategic Technologies : Data Services - MIS & Data collection; Learning Services - personalised content and learning platforms; Connectivity Services Broadband; Infrastructure Services – frameworks and specifications for school ICT infrastructure.
• ContactPoint (previously known as Information Sharing Index - Children's database).
• SLICT (Strategic Leadership in ICT) courses from the National College of School Leadership.
• Computers 4 Pupils : aims to provide Internet connected home computers to disadvantaged children. Has been superceded by the Home access task force led by Jim Knight MP.
• Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT)
• NAACE (Originally National Assoc. of Advisors for Computers in Education).