Switched on Computing has been published in association with some of the country's leading educational computing organisations to give you the confidence that it is the best resource possible for addressing the new computing curriculum:
HES helped us develop Switched on ICT (for the primary and secondary phases) and Switched on Computing. They have trialled it extensively within their schools – ensuring that the product is fit for the classroom and has been very well-received by Havering schools.
Havering local authority’s team members Amanda Jackson, Penny Patterson and Dave Smith are very experienced in supporting education establishments with their computing curriculum and strategic leadership requirements – helping many schools to achieve ICT Mark accreditation and transformation through new technologies. They helped to write the CAS/Naace 'Computing in the national curriculum - A guide for primary teachers'. They were 'Highly Commended' in the 2013 BETT Awards for 'ICT Service and Support' and were previous ‘Winners’ of the Becta ICT Excellence Awards for 'Support for Schools'. The team has involvement in many areas of educational technology both locally and nationally – including facilitation of a local Computing at School hub, membership of the Naace Board of Management and judging of the Bett Awards.
The HES team have built a strong reputation for collaborative working with schools and commercial partners alike – nurturing high standards and innovation by encouraging pupils and staff to adopt new technologies to support teaching and learning, as well as providing commercial providers with advice on effective working with schools. Their work is recognised internationally, with regular visits from delegations from overseas. Visit the HES blog for more information