Primary ICT SOW


Target GroupICT Co-ordinators


28 September 2017
Price: £ 276.00
Venue: Future Inn Cardiff Bay, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4AU
Time: 8:30 am registration for 9 am start
Cost of course is £230 plus VAT

Does your ICT SOW need updating or refreshing? Does your current scheme encourage the development of a range of ICT skills in line with the current National Curriculum, whilst also anticipating possible changes including the introduction of Computer Science (coding) and digital citizenship?

This one-day course will provide schools with a fully editable, electronic 'cloud based ICT SOW' from reception through to Yr6. Focussed around a range of digital resources available in the majority of primary schools across Wales (Office 365 / Google Apps for Education, JIT / J2E, Purple Mash, iPad / Android apps).

Course Objectives:

  • to gain a clear understanding of the current ICT NC.
  • to raise awareness of the possible implications to schools of a new Digital Competence Framework, and area of learning and experience called Science and Technology.
  • to gain an good understanding of how to strategically approach the implementation of the ICT SoW.
  • to be aware of the benefits offered to pupils (and staff) by utilising 'cloud services'.
  • to have time to become familiar with some of the many digital tools, services available to schools and highlighted throughout the scheme.

Course Provider: Gareth Morgan

Gareth's primary school teaching career began in 1996, then in 2003 he joined Newport LA as ICT curriculum improvement adviser.For almost 12 years he has worked across south Wales providing advice, support and training in the use of ICT as a curriculum subject, and also in it's effective use across the curriculum to schools.

He has an MSc in eLearning and is an ICT Mark assessor for NAACE. Gareth was also previously employed by the Welsh Government as their ICT subject adviser, where he worked closely on what it means for pupils to be digital competent or literate. He was a past member of the National Digital Learning Council (NDLC), a body which provides advice to the Welsh Government on the use of technology to support learning and teaching, and also part of the group that produced the influential, "Find it, make it, use it, share it: learning in digital Wales" report.

Gareth has a strong interest in the effective use of 'cloud technologies' such as Google Apps for Education or Office 365, along with social learning platforms to improve collaboration and communication at all levels.