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By Roger Crawford

All faculties must have a whole-school coverage for the potent use of knowledge know-how throughout all matters. This e-book, aimed mostly at secondary faculties, is designed to aid faculties devise and enforce an IT coverage. Chapters conceal: administration of the IT curriculum evaluate, recording and reporting business enterprise of and software program assets safeguard, health and wellbeing and issues of safety the influence of assorted versions of the IT curriculum new GCSE IT syllabuses use of the net With information of teaching actions which are compatible for INSET, and to be used in instructor education, this publication will heighten expertise of IT matters. will probably be worthwhile to all these inquisitive about the administration and use of IT in secondary colleges, quite IT coordinators, scholar lecturers and advisers. it's going to additionally aid governors and senior managers who're involved that the association of it's going to be potent and effective.

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The aims should be realistic and achievable within the given time span. This is not the place for speculation akin to science fiction but an opportunity to state what the school wishes to work towards. It is necessary to think seriously and carefully about the aims of the school. However, as they are long-term goals, they should not be regarded as inflexible; they are a statement of intent that inform planning in the short term. The IT policy might begin with a statement of the overall aims, that is, a ‘mission’ statement.

As there will be many items of evidence per pupil per year drawn from a variety of subjects, the task of collecting, assessing and summarising all the evidence for every pupil in the school could be overwhelming. It is almost always easier to collect together and summarise teachers’ assessments of pupils’ IT capability in a range of subjects than to collect all the assessment evidence they have produced in these subjects and assess it. Collecting together and summarising teachers’ assessments should be done by a group of teachers.

Security An effective means of ensuring the security of IT resources may be described in the aims. IT resources are expensive, and often have a high resale value. Schools that do not carefully secure their IT resources are likely to have them damaged or stolen. It may be that the general security precautions implemented in the school are adequate, but additional measures may need to be taken. Unfortunately, security measures will have an impact on pupils’ access to IT resources, for example, pupils may be prevented from using IT resources because supervision is not available at the time access is required.

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