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NEW: NCCE Computing Hub for Merseyside & Warrington!
The National Centre for Computing Education is funded by the Department of Education, to help improve the provision of computing education in England. It is run by a consortium comprising of STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi foundation and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The vision is to achieve world-leading computing education for every child in England.
What do NCCE offer?
‘Providing quality assured support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A Level. Our training, resources and support are available both nationally and regionally across England. There are Computing Hub based across England that are offering face-to-face CPD along with the online CPD and resources to enable teachers to develop their subject knowledge.’
To support teachers further there are bursaries attached to many of the courses at both primary and secondary, with the opportunity for teachers to gain certification that is supported by the BCS and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Please visit https://teachcomputing.org/ to find out more about the courses and bursaries.
In July Priestley College was successful in their bid to become a regional Computing Hub, based at Beamont Collegiate Academy in a new, bespoke STEM Centre.
As a Computing Hub they will be providing local, responsive and tailored support that is available to all teachers in state primary and secondary schools and colleges in the area. The hub will be hosting face-to-face CPD courses for both primary and secondary provision from January 2020, as well as providing bespoke support and guidance.
Computing Hub Lead: Amy Welsh
‘During my career as a teacher the change from ICT to Computer Science in the curriculum provided the opportunity for me to revisit skills that I had learnt at University. From this starting point I became a Computing At School Master Teacher and began to provide CPD to local schools. Most recently I have been working as Head of Department before making the move into Teacher Education. I am really excited about the opportunities that the NCCE is offering and how the impact it will have on how Computing is being taught in school.’
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