Exeter Maths School, in partnership with The Cornerstone Academy Trust 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 Devon and Dorset Computing Hub is a focal point for local computing training across Devon and 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.

Primary Courses

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

Primary Course Booking Links

CourseDelivery TypeVenueFeeSubsidyDates/TimingsBooking Link
Adapting the TC Curriculum for Mixed-Year Classes RemoteOnlineFree to attend*Thursday, 23rd May 1600-1730Book your place here
Introduction to Teach Computing Curriculum RemoteOnlineFree to attend*Wednesday, 5th June 1030-1200Book your place here
Developing and supporting programming within your primary schoolF2FMonkerton Community Primary School, ExeterFree to attend*£205*Thursday, 6th June 0930-1500Book your place here
Physical computing kits - KS1 BeeBotsRemoteOnlineFree to attend*Tuesday, 21st May 1600-1730Book your place here
Online Safety Through Primary ComputingRemoteOnlineFree to attend*Wednesday, 5th June 1600-1730Book your place here
Primary Computing for AllF2FMonkerton Community Primary School, ExeterFree to attend*£205*Wednesday, 19th June 0930-1500Book your place here
Introduction to the Teach Computing CurriculumRemoteOnlineFree to attend*Thursday, 20th June 1600-1730Book your place here
Leading Primary Computing - Module 2RemoteOnlineFree to attend*£205*Wednesday, 3rd July 0930-1500Book your place here

*See Funding & Subsidies Information

Secondary Courses

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

Secondary Course Booking Links

CourseDelivery TypeVenueFeeSubsidyDates/TimingsBooking Link
Search and sort algorithms - remote
RemoteOnlineFree to attend*£205*Thursday, 23rd May 0930-1515Book your place here
Twilight Sessions - Foundation knowledge of computer science for KS3 and GCSE - remoteRemoteOnlineFree to attend*Wednesday, 4th June 1600-1800 and 11th June 1600-1830 Book your place here
Fundamentals of computer networks - remote

RemoteOnlineFree to attend*£205*Wednesday, 5th June 0930-1545
Book your place here
Teaching GCSE computer science developing knowledge and understanding - face to faceF2FExeter Maths SchoolFree to attend*Wednesday, 12th June 0930-1500Book your place here
Search and sort algorithms - remoteRemoteOnlineFree to attend*£205*Wednesday, 12th June 0930-1515
Book your place here
Fundamentals of computer networksRemoteOnlineFree to attend*£205*Thursday, 13th June 0930-1545Book your place here
Foundation knowledge of computer science for KS3 and GCSE - remoteRemoteOnlineFree to attend*£205*Wednesday, 19th June 0930-1600Book your place here
Foundation knowledge of computer science for KS3 and GCSE - face to faceF2FSt Peter's CoE Aided School, ExeterFree to attend*£205*Thursday, 20th June 0930-1615Book your place here
An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science - face to faceF2FSt Peter's CoE Aided School, ExeterFree to attend*£205*Friday, 21st June 0930-1600Book your place here
Twilight Sessions_An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science - remoteRemoteOnlineFree to attend*Tuesday, 25th June 1600-1730; Tuesday, 16th July 1600-1730; Tuesday; and 23rd July 1600-1700Book your place here
Twilight Sessions_An Introduction to algorithms, programming and data in computer science - remoteRemoteOnlineFree to attend*Thursday, 27th June 1600-1730; Thursday, 4th July 1600-1730; and Thursday, 11th July 1600-1700Book your place here
Introduction to Isaac Computer Science - short courseRemoteOnlineFree to attend*Tuesday, 2nd July 1600-1700Book your place here
KS3 computing (module 1): Creative curriculum design principlesF2FExeter Maths SchoolFree to attend*Wednesday, 3rd July 0930-1600Book your place here
Introduction to Isaac Computer Science - short courseRemoteOnlineFree to attend*Tuesday, 9th July 1600-1700Book your place here
Teaching GCSE computer science developing knowledge and understanding - face to faceF2FExeter Maths SchoolFree to attend*Wednesday, 10th July 0930-1500Book your place here
Teaching GCSE computer science pedagogy for programming - f2fF2FKing Edward VI
Community College
Free to attend*Tuesday, 23rd July 0930-1500Book your place here

*See Funding & Subsidies Information

Meet the Team

Joe Rowing: SLT Link

Melanie Dennig: Hub Lead and Secondary Lead

Ant Lees: Primary Lead

Jo Rule: Admin support and course bookings

Loan Physical Computing Kit

Overview

As a Computing Hub, we have Physical Computing Kits for KS2-4 that we can lend to schools for up to 6-weeks. This allows you to plan a significant section of your course, knowing the resources will be available for you.

The kit contents can be found below and link to the free units of work available from the Teach Computing Curriculum:

Year 5 – Programming A – Selection in Physical Computing (Crumbles)

Year 6 – Programming B – Sensing (Micro:bits)

Year 9 – Physical Computing (Micro:bits)

Teaching Programming to 5- to 11-year-olds (Bee-Bots)

We are also able to offer free face-to-face CPD, demonstrating the physical computing kit and how the Teach Computing Curriculum can be used to engage students. If you’d be interested in attending this CPD, please contact us via: TeachComputing@exeterms.ac.uk

Please submit your request for a kit loan to TeachComputing@exeterms.ac.uk

The kit contains:

  • 17 Crumble controllers
  • 34 sparkle LEDs
  • 17 switches
  • 17 light sensors
  • 17 buzzers
  • 17 micro USB cables
  • 17 battery packs for 3x AA batteries (batteries not included!)
  • 34 wheels and motors
  • 204 croc clip cable

The kit contains:

  • 17 micro:bits
  • 17 battery packs for 2x AAA batteries (batteries not included!)
  • 17 USB cables
  • 40 croc clip cables

The kit contains:

  • 6 BeeBots with 6 cables
  • Docking station with lead
  • 2 pen holders
  • BeeBot carry holders

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