A good article on the schools perspective of the new ICT Curriculum here: BBC News - School Report 2012: Do kids want to code in class?

I also note this comment with interest:

While there appears to be plenty of evidence of dull ICT education across the country, I sense something of a backlash from teachers, aggrieved that their efforts are not being recognised
I suspect that it's not their efforts are not being recognised, but rather the state of the current curriculum makes things appear uninspiring. It's a bit like home economics (or whatever it's called this year) purely teaching kids to make beans on toast each and every year, then one year someone points out that omlettes and other dishes are easy to make as well and they will then be taught. It makes everything before seem, well, dull.