In partnership with Broadclyst Primary School and Uffculme School, Exeter Maths School are delighted to have been awarded Computer Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), and together, represent ‘The West Country Computer Science Hub (WCCS Hub)’.
FREE Teach Computing Briefing for Primary & Secondary Headteachers
Headteachers and Senior Leaders are invited to attend our briefing event to find out how the West Country Computer Science Hub (WCCS Hub) can provide high-quality support and ancillary digital training for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A level. Further information and booking details.
From January 2020, the WCCS Hub will be delivering two types of face-to-face NCCE courses at a venue close to you: The Core Computing Programme and the GCSE Accelerator Programme.
Computer Science Accelerator Programme
Course Dates in Exeter have been published (dates for Bournemouth and North Devon coming soon!).
The Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) Programme is a professional development programme designed to support teachers from non-specialist backgrounds who want to improve their knowledge of computer science and teach it at GCSE level.
The programme is suitable for those already teaching or planning to teach GCSE computer science and will help teachers to fill potential gaps in their knowledge. Generous financial support is available for schools, including bursaries to help cover the costs associated with CPD participation.
The CSA Programme offers free online courses to all teachers and free face-to-face CPD for teachers in state-funded education. A £1500 bursary is available for teachers in state-funded education on completion of the programme. Please note that for a limited time only, there is an additional £300 bursary available on completion of the Computer Science Accelerator Programme. Complete a minimum of one course, by 29th February to be eligible.
- Networks and cyber-security in GCSE computer science
- Python programming essentials for GCSE computer science
- Data and computer systems in GCSE computer science
You can find out more by visiting the Exeter Maths School website: https://www.exetermathematicsschool.ac.uk/for-teachers/teachers-computer-science/
In order to be kept up to date, please sign up to the mailing list by emailing: TeachComputing@exeterms.ac.uk and take the next step in your school’s journey, as skilled and confident computing educators.