|The ICT Mark school has a system for regularly auditing of staff ICT training needs in relation to the wider priorities of the school, with a focus on teaching and learning. CPD is planned in response to the audit.|
It is good practice to audit staff training needs annually or following the purchase of new equipment or software. July or September is often an ideal time as new staff join the school or teachers move year groups. Staff meetings or Inset training can then be organised throughout the year.
A template of a staff audit and that can easily be adapted is available at: http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_coordinators_should_doing_it.cfm (Staff development)
A range of development opportunities based on identified needs should be open to staff. Training should not be limited to centre-based courses, although high-quality coaching in small groups can greatly improve teachers’ skills, confidence and awareness of teaching strategies. In most of the ASK Primary ICT courses, teachers bring away the kit or software, enabling them to put ideas into practice without delay.
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ASK Primary ICT courses are repeated throughout the year.
Currently these include:
For dates, booking details and availability of courses, please visit: http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home_ict_courses.cfm
Page last updated: August 2009