Exeter Maths School, in partnership with Broadclyst Community Primary School and Uffculme School, is delighted to have been awarded official Computing Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education.

The National Centre for Computing Education is funded by the Department for Education and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England.

The West Country Computing Hub is a focal point for local computing training across Devon and East Dorset – providing high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A level. Our extensive range of training, resources and support covers elements of the curriculum at every Key Stage, catering for all levels of subject knowledge and experience.

Whether you’re a teacher, employer or resource provider, there are plenty of ways you can engage with us.

To enable engagement with our CPD, a mixed offer of will be in place throughout the 2020/21 academic year – choose how and when you want to learn, through face-to-face, online, or live remote training.

If you have any questions, please email: TeachComputing@exeterms.ac.uk

Primary Courses

For all available Primary Courses, please visit the Teach Computing website.

Primary Course Booking Links


Course Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary Dates/Timings Booking Link
Computing on a Budget Blended Day £65 £220* Session 1 – Wednesday 13 October, 14000-1530 (Online)
Session  2 – Friday 15 October, 0930-1100 (F2F – Monkerton Primary School, Exeter)
Session 3 – Monday 18 October, 0930-1100 (F2F – Monkerton Primary School, Exeter)
Session 4  – Thursday 21 October, 1430-1530 (Online)
Dates/Times Subject to Change – Booking Link Coming Soon!
Teaching & Leading KS1 Computing – Module 1 Live-Remote Day £65 £220* Session 1 – Wednesday 20 October, 1420-1530
Session 2 – Thursday 11 November, 1330-1530
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Introduction to Primary Computing Live-Remote Day £65 £220* Wednesday 3 November, 0900-1500 Click Here
Assessment of Primary Computing Blended Day £65 £220* Session 1 – Thursday 18 November, 0930-1100 (F2F – Monkerton Primary School, Exeter)
Session 2 – Tuesday 23 November, 0930-1100 (F2F – Monkerton Primary School, Exeter)
Session 3 – Tuesday 30 November, 1400-1530  (Online)
Session 4 – Thursday 2 December, 1445-1530 (Online)
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*See Bursaries/Fee Information

Secondary Courses

For all available Secondary Courses, please visit the Teach Computing website.

Secondary Course Booking Links


Course Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary Dates/Timings Booking Link
New Subject Leaders of Secondary Computing Live-Remote Day £130* £0 Session 1 – Monday 4 October, 0930-1500
Session 2 – Monday 11 October, 0930-1500
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Teaching GCSE Computer Science – Improving Student Engagement Live-Remote Day £65* £0 Session 1 – Wednesday 10 November, 1300-1545
Session 2 – Wednesday 17 November, 1300-1545
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*See Bursaries/Fee Information – Free for CS Accelerator Graduates

GCSE Computer Science Accelerator Programme

The Computer Science Accelerator is a flexible professional development programme designed to give you the subject knowledge and confidence to teach GCSE computer science.

Programme Benefits

  • Gain the subject knowledge required to teach the GCSE curriculum with confidence and drive attainment in your school
  • Access a network of on and offline support to guide you through your professional development journey
  • Obtain a professionally-recognised training certificate, awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Teachers can choose to complete individual courses from a menu of face-to-face and online options.

The learning pathways will help you to get started and offer a structured route through the programme based on your level of experience.

We hope you find the programme supportive and that it helps to give you the confidence to teach computer science across the curriculum!

The Computer Science Accelerator Programme supports teachers to build their skills, increase their subject knowledge and confidence in order to teach GCSE Computer Science.

Now trainee teachers, supply teachers and teachers wishing to return to the profession will be able to access free continuous professional development, support and training to help them to successfully teach this high demand subject at GCSE.

Support is already available to existing computing or computer science teachers from state-funded secondary, primary and middle schools, and state-funded FE colleges.

This eligibility criteria has now been expanded to include:

  • trainee teachers who may wish to additionally specialise in computing and computer science
  • computing trainees who want to top up their subject knowledge and gain a nationally recognised certificate
  • supply teachers that regularly teach computer science
  • returning teachers that will teach computer science
  • serving teachers at state-funded schools who are not currently teaching computing or computer science but who may wish to retrain and switch subject

The aim is to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE and A level, particularly girls, and those from disadvantaged areas. This means ensuring that there are enough teachers equipped and confident to teach computer science.

For all available GCSE CSA Courses, please visit the Teach Computing website.

GCSE CSA Programme Booking Links



Course Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary Dates/Timings Booking Link
Maths in Computer Science Live-Remote Day £0 £220* Session 1 – Wednesday 6 October, 1300-1530
Session 2 – Wednesday 13 October, 1300-1530
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Higher Attainment in Computer Science – Meeting the Challenge of Exams Live-Remote Twilight £0 £0 Session 1 – Tuesday 12 October, 1600-1710
Session 2 – Thursday 14 October, 1600-1700
Session 3 – Tuesday 19 October, 1600-1700
Session 4 – Wednesday 20 October, 1600-1700
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Introduction to Algorithms, Programming & Data in GCSE Computer Science Live-Remote Twilight £0 £0 Session 1 – Tuesday 9 November, 1730-1900
Session 2 – Tuesday 16 November, 1730-1900
Session 3 – Tuesday 23 November, 1730-1830
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*See Bursaries/Fee Information

Isaac Computer Science Teacher CPD

Teacher CPD events are designed to help A level computer science teachers build their confidence and understanding of the subject.

At each event, you’ll explore a computer science concept in depth, and you can easily adapt what you’ll learn for use in the classroom with your students.

We’ll also show you how to use the teacher functions on the Isaac Computer Science platform.

Isaac Computer Science Teacher CPD Booking Links

Isaac Computer Science CPD events in the Autumn term will be listed here. In the meantime visit the Isaac Computer Science website for upcoming courses.

Short Courses & Additional Events

Short Courses & Additional Events Booking Links


Course Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary Dates/Timings Booking Link
Year 3 Teach Computing Unit Overview Live-Remote Twilight £0 £0 Tuesday 9 November, 1600-1700 Click Here
Year 4 Teach Computing Unit Overview Live-Remote Twilight £0 £0 Tuesday 16 November, 1600-1700 Click Here

*See Bursaries/Fee Information

CAS Community Network Meetings – Primary & Secondary


The primary aim of Computing At School (CAS) is to promote and develop the teaching of computing in schools by supporting teachers. One way to achieve this is to provide teachers with a local forum to share ideas and mutual interests. These CAS Communities form the foundation of much of the work of CAS. CAS Community meetings are for teachers, run by teachers.

Details of our upcoming meetings and details of how to book your free place are provided in the primary and secondary sections below.

Please visit our collaborative Wakelet page with links & resources gathered as part of our regular meetings for the Exeter primary Computing at School Meetings. Here you’ll also find recordings of our previous sessions!

Wednesday 13 October, 1545-1630 – How to integrate computing with topics, multiple resources & mixed classes (KS1 & KS2) using Magpie Education (Free to Schools)

Join the meeting to hear how other primary schools are starting to successfully embed computing into their curriculum. By understanding the level of subject knowledge of your teachers, the topic themes being used across the year groups, the hardware available and the curriculum content being used, we can build schemes-of-work to help make computing a success in your school. This support for schools in England is being funded by code.org and is free for schools.

Book your free place, here!

Wednesday 17 November, 1545-1630 – Getting a Code Club started at your School!

Code Club is a free, fun and flexible way to help young people aged 9 – 13 to learn coding and digital skills! Join us on Wed 17 November when Kat, Code Club Community Manager for England, will be discussing what a Code Club looks like and sharing how to start one in your school.

Book your free place, here!

Next Meeting – Thursday 23 September, 1600-1700 – Back In/To School

We are really looking forward to welcoming our community of teachers to our first meeting of the year. The prospect of returning to face-2-face contact with students is likely to fill us with both joy and apprehension. What teaching activity are you most eager to use again? How is your school addressing any possible learning gaps? What measures have been implemented in your institution to keep you and your students safe? What are your concerns for the upcoming weeks? We are interested in your questions and aim to offer solutions specific to your needs.

Book your free place, here! 


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