HC Deb 09 July 1997 vol 297 c479W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what steps he is taking to ensure that primary school teachers are fully able to teach technology to five to eight-year-olds; and if he will make a statement. [7055]

Ms Estelle Morris

The Government has announced that proceeds from the National Lottery will be made available to support in-service training for teachers in information technology. On 26 June I announced new requirements for initial teacher training, which will require all newly qualified teachers to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of information technology, and asked the Teacher Training Agency to develop a curriculum for information technology in initial teacher training.

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