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Our Computing Hub provides qualityDigital 388075 1920 computing-specific Continued Professional Development (CPD) as well as a range of support for teachers in primary and secondary schools across Southend, Essex, Thurrock and 8 North-East London Boroughs.

We are part of a network of National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Computing Hubs across the country.  The network is led by STEM Learning in conjunction with Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

The national programme of Primary & Secondary CPD:

  • aims to improve teachers’ subject knowledge & confidence in all aspects of computing to support the National Curriculum teaching requirements at Key Stages 1 - 4.
  • provides practical advice on how to teach this to pupils.
  • aims to improve girls’ engagement in secondary school computing and computer science.
  • aims to upskill participating teachers to teach the new knowledge-rich GCSE Computer Science more effectively (via the Computer Science (CS) Accelerator programme).
  • aims to train and certify 8,000 secondary computing teachers (via the CS Accelerator programme).

We also support for teaching and learning at A Level through Isaac Computer Science and can provide full curriculum teaching resources from KS1-KS4

We run courses at schools and other venues in the following geographical areas:

Essex: Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring and Thurrock.

London: Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

Further information on our programme is available here: 

 

If you would like any further information, or how to get involved with the programme (as either a host venue or becoming a facilitator to deliver the courses) please get in touch with Nicola Staldi at n.staldi@setsa.info or by calling 01702 476026 x326.

The face-to-face and online CPD is split into the following programmes:

The Computer Science (CS) Accelerator Programme

Classroom courses:

Bursaries are available for teachers from state-funded schools.  Please see funding and fee link below.

If you see a course that you are interested in, check our Courses where you can find it easily by searching with the course code:

To enrol on the CS Accelerator programme please visit: https://teachcomputing.org/cs-accelerator

  • Introduction  to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science Course code CH438
  • Higher Attainment in GCSE computer science - meeting the challenge of exams Course code CH439
  • Python programming constructs: sequencing, selection & iteration Course code CH423
  • Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode Course code CH420
  • Python programming: working with data Course code CH433
  • The internet and cyber security Course code CH432
  • Fundamentals of computer networks Course code CH422
  • Computer processors Course code CH431

Online courses:

Please click the link and select your required level from the drop down box:  https://teachcomputing.org/courses?utf8=%E2%9C%93&level=&location=Online&topic=&certificate=cs-accelerator#filter-results 

The Core Primary Programme

Classroom courses:

Bursaries area available for teachers from state funded schools. Please see Funding & Fee below..

If you see a course that you are interested in, check our Courses page where you can find it easily by searching with the course code:

  • Introduction to primary computing Course code CH454
  • Teaching and leading key stage 2 computing - Module 1 Course code CH452
  • Teaching and leading key stage 1 computing - Module 1 Course code CH450
  • Leading Primary computing Course code CH455

Online courses:

Please click the link and select your required level from the drop down box:  https://teachcomputing.org/courses?utf8=%E2%9C%93&level=&location=Online&topic=&certificate=cs-accelerator#filter-results 

The Core Secondary Programme

Classroom courses:

See Funding & Fee for cost information.

If you see a course that you are interested in, check our Courses page where you can find it easily by searching with the course code:

  • Key stage 3 computing for the non-specialist teacher Course code CH445

Please click the link and select your required level from the drop down box:  https://teachcomputing.org/courses?utf8=%E2%9C%93&level=&location=Online&topic=&certificate=cs-accelerator#filter-results 

Funding & Fees

Fees and bursaries are determined centrally by the NCCE.  Please visit https://teachcomputing.org/bursary for up to date information.  

(Please note: courses on the Core Secondary Programme fall under the “Secondary teachers – Key stage 3 and 4 pedagogy” category) .

Computing Hub Newsletters

CAS (Computing at School) Community Information

CAS Key Contacts

 

Molly Daly - Leader of CAS Southend Mixed Community 

st-molly.daly@whsg.info

Mark Boylan - Leader of CAS Southend Mixed Community

mark.boylan@computingatschool.org.uk

James Gardner - CAS Southend Mixed Community Member - 

st-james.gardner@whsg.info

Wendy Piccinini - CAS Community Outreach Manager

wendy.piccinini@bcs.uk

 

What are CAS Communities?

Tha main focus of Computing At School (CAS) Communities is to promote and develop the teaching of computing in schools by supporting teachers. Our community aims to enable teachers to gain a deepened understanding of the computing curriculum with the use of informal training. Our events give teachers the opportunity to share ideas and resources and to gain mutual support from discussing teaching methods with colleagues. Our CAS Community meetings are for teachers, run by teachers. 

 

How to Join?

Click on the link below to sign up and become a member of CAS:

https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/sign_up#

Once you have become a member of CAS you will then be able to join our CAS Community Events using the Community Events page. 

 

Upcoming Meetings and events 

Wed 13th October 2021 - 4pm-5pm - Virtual - KS2 to KS3 Transition including break out rooms for Primary and Secondary

Wed 26th January 2022 - TBC

Wed 22nd June 2022 - TBC

 

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