As it's my birthday today I thought I would treat everybody by sharing my ICT progression grids with you.
I have spent a good few years now creating these so that they best describe the curriculum I consider children at my school should learn to equip them with the necessary digital skills they need in the 21st century for both future learning and life. They also take into account issues like: timetabling, the hardware we have available and how much can realistically be covered in a year alongside various special events/celebration which happen.
I've researched several other schemes of work produced by Local Authorities and ICT leaders and have tried to 'cherry-pick' the best bits as well as add some of my own ideas too.
Notice how each aspect of the curriculum is split into 'key ideas' and 'techniques' - this clarifies my belief that ICT isn't just about teaching skills - it's about teaching the concepts and theory behind implementing them too.
When I first made these documents I was regularly changing them, however I've noticed that in the past few months I've been tweaking them less and less as I've become more satisfied that they work well enough. Obviously I won't ever have finished versions of these as I will likely add things as new technologies and websites emerge, but for the moment, in my opinion, they are as perfect as I think they could be.
Hopefully they'll be of use to some schools out there and I'd love to read any comments people have on them!