We are pleased to support the work of our partner, the West Country Computing Hub. If you have yet to participate in any of their events, see here now an introduction and links.
Here at the West Country Computing Hub, we believe that Computing, taught by confident and knowledgeable teachers, enables young learners to achieve their full potential in a digital world.
Our primary purpose is to ensure that teachers of all Key Stages are equipped with the confidence and expertise to do exactly that, with Government-funded resources, professional development and teacher communities.
Primary Teachers – why not get in touch and let us help you plan and deliver an outstanding curriculum?
Our CPD courses are £35 per day; however, there is a £220 bursary available for one teacher per school in an academic year. Our Primary Programming and Algorithms course is a brilliant introductory course for teachers to discover engaging and effective ways to help children use computational thinking.
Secondary Teachers – all courses that are part of the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) programme are free to attend, with a bursary of up to £1,800 on completion.
The CSA programme is a flexible professional development programme designed to give teachers the subject knowledge and confidence to teach Computer Science. The programme is suitable for current or aspiring teachers, and offers support for teachers from all backgrounds.
It is worth noting that great Computing teachers come from across the curriculum, most commonly Business Studies, Mathematics and Design Technology!
Whilst delivery is remote, there are numerous different dates and times to choose from, for each course title.
If you work in a MAT and there is enough interest, we could look at supporting a group of teachers on an invitation-only basis at a time and date convenient to you. Developing a bespoke support to meet the specific needs of your Trust, aligned to your particular improvement priorities.
Computing is the newest curriculum subject in primary and secondary education and we can offer you the support needed to make it thrive and help with any questions about your curriculum, remote teaching or our available CPD.