Perhaps the Government have listened to some of the concerns of the ICT community about the disapplication of the ICT Programme of Study – Gove has rejected the proposal to relegate ICT to the basic curriculum come 2014, ie it will remain a NC subject with a statutory (but slimmed down) PoS.
The Government will maintain the requirement for the teaching of art and design, design and technology, geography, history, ICT, music, and physical education across all the primary years.
Programmes of Study for these subjects will follow later this year. They will be much shorter than the drafts for English, maths and science being published today. This will give teachers much more freedom in these areas.