The new curriculum impacts not only the computing department but has repercussions on the entire school. The new requirements for Technology Enhanced Learning and Digital Literacy impact all other subjects within the school as they will be expected to use technology appropriately; and the requirements for the Key Stage 4 Programmes of Study will affect the options and choices offered in secondary schools to students entering their GCSE's.
Underlying this is the concept of Computational Thinking and the need to develop our learners abilities to solve problems creatively. How do you set school curriculum and policy to allow you to inspire innovation amongst your learners? While there is no direct answer to this, this section of the guide helps you understand and explore the key issues involved.