Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

UNION WARNS OF LACK OF IT SKILLS IN WELSH SCHOOLS

  • Comment
The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has said teachers in Wales are struggling to keep...
The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has said teachers in Wales are struggling to keep up with advances in information technology, reports The Western Mail (p1).

The union fears that its members are being left ill-equipped to teach ICT despite the fact that more than£50m is being ploughed into the subject in Wales over the next three years.

Standards in ICT are still unsatisfactory in 60% of Welsh secondary schools, according to a report by the Welsh schools inspectorate, Estyn.

The bodys's latest study stated that the amount of good and very good work in ICT had fallen for children aged 11 to 16, and the amount of unsatisfactory work among pupils aged 11 to 14 had increased.

NASUWT regional offier Geraint Davies, said: 'More comprehensive training is needed and many teachers are bitterly disappointed that a scheme to give their counterparts in England money to help buy computers has not been introduced here. Teachers need to spend time mastering computers, which can only be achieved by continued access to a computer at home.'

The money for ICT in Wales is being split between provision for buying equipment, which is being channelled through LEAs, cash for training initiatives and provision for laptops for headteachers.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.