Free National Centre for Computing Education CPD Opportunities

You may be aware that the DfE has funded a new national initiative called the National Centre for Computing (NCCE) to meet the growing demand for digital skills and to make a significant contribution to the teaching of Computing education throughout England.

The NCCE is run by a consortium made up of STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) with the vision to achieve a world-leading computing education for every child in England.

The NCCE provide high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A level and have an extensive range of training, resources and support covering elements of the curriculum at every Key Stage, catering for all levels of subject knowledge and experience.

Bradford schools can access all these resources free of charge by registering and choosing their preferred CPD options on https://teachcomputing.org.

For Primary schools there are the following three courses available.

Outstanding teaching of key stage 1 computing
Outstanding teaching of key stage 2 computing
Primary programming and algorithms

The curriculum Innovation team are heavily involved with the NCCE and the team have written, piloted and are delivering the Outstanding teaching of key stage 2 computing and Paul Scott (paul.scott@theinnovationcentres.com @pederosa) is the regional Subject Matter Expert for the Primary provision.

Paul is available to visit any schools free of charge to discuss their present Computing Curriculum provision and which NCCE courses would be most appropriate for your school.

York University is our local Regional Delivery Partner and is in the process of making these courses available in and around Bradford.

For Secondary schools there is a Regional Computer Science Champion called Becci Peters (beccipeters28@gmail.com) who can support any local secondary schools with accessing the appropriate NCCE CPD.


Information

Published: 13/03/2019
Audience: Primary and Secondary Computing Subject Leaders
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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