For over a decade, STEM programmes have been widely discussed in schools and by education thought leaders. But recently, a new movement has taken over. The addition of an “A” – the move from STEM to STEAM – and the suggestion that the arts should be incorporated into the cross-curricular learning model, has caused controversy.
Over summer, academic organisations get their new, larger technology refreshes organised so that these projects are ready for the new school year and cause minimal disruption to teachers and students. However, a good technology refresh is planned in advance, as part of a larger IT strategy and with the support of the wider school community; teachers, support staff, students, governors, and parents.