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 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
Leading Primary Computing Live – Remote Day £130 £440 Session 1 – Thursday 5th May, 1400-1500 Click Here
Session 2 – Thursday 12th May, 1400-1500
Session 3 – Tuesday 17th May, 1000-1100
Session 4 – Tuesday 24th May, 1000-1100
Session 5 – Thursday 26th May, 1400-1530
Teaching KS1 Computing – Module 2 Live – Remote Day £65 £220 Tuesday 10th May, 0930-1430 Click Here
Outstanding Primary Computing for All Face-to-Face at Monkerton Primary School Day £65 £220 Friday 27th May, 0900-1500 Click Here
Teaching KS2 Computing – Module 1 Live – Remote Day £65 £220 Thursday 9th June, 0900-1415 Click Here
Computing on a Budget Blended – Face-to-Face Sessions at Monkerton Primary School Day £65 £220 Session 1 – Monday 13th June, 0930-1100 (Online) Click Here
Session 2 – Wednesday 15th June, 0930-1100 (F2F)
Session 3 – Thursday 23rd June, 0930-1100 (F2F)
Session 4 – Monday 27th June, 0930-1030 (Online)
Teaching KS2 Computing – Module 2 Live – Remote Day £65 £220 Session 1 – Thursday 16th June, 0930-1030 Click Here
Session 2 – Tuesday 21st June, 1500-1600
Authentic Contexts for Primary Computing Live – Remote Twilight £65 £0 Session 1 – Thursday 16th June, 1530-1700 Click Here
Session 2 – Thursday 23rd June, 1530-1700
Session 3 – Thursday 30th June, 1530-1700
Session 4 – Thursday 7th July, 1530-1630
Assessment of Primary Computing Blended – Face-to-Face Sessions at Monkerton Primary School Day £65 £220 Session 1 – Thursday 23rd June, 1400-1530 (F2F) Click Here
Session 2 – Wednesday 29th June, 1400-1530 (F2F)
Session 3 – Friday 8th July, 1400-1530 (Online)
Session 4 – Thursday 14th July, 1400-1530 (Online)
Introduction to Primary Computing Live – Remote Day £65 £220 Tuesday 19th July, 0900-1500 Click Here
Implementing the Teach Computing Curriculum Face-to-Face at Monkerton Primary School Day £65 £220 Thursday 21st July, 0930-1500 Click Here

*See Bursaries/Fee Information

Secondary Courses

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

Secondary Course Booking Links

Summer Term courses coming soon!

*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
The Internet & Cyber-Security Live-Remote Day £0 £0 Session 1 – Wednesday 8 June, 1800-1900 Click Here
Session 2 – Wednesday 15 June, 1800-1900
Session 3 – Wednesday 22 June, 1800-1840
Session 4 – Wednesday 29 June, 1800-1845
Introduction to Algorithms, Programming & Data Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Monday 20 June, 0900-1500 Click Here
Introduction to Computer Systems, Networking & Security Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Tuesday 21 June, 0900-1500 Click Here
Foundation Knowledge of Computer Science for KS3 & GCSE Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Monday 27 June, 0930-1515 Click Here
Higher Attainment in Computer Science – Meeting the Challenges of Exams Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Wednesday 29 June, 0900-1515 Click Here
Supporting GCSE Computer Science Students at Grades 1-3 Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Wednesday 6 July, 0900-1515 Click Here
Introduction to Algorithms, Programming & Data Wey Valley Academy, DT3 5AN Day £0 £220 Friday 8 July, 0900-1500 Click Here
Introduction to Computer Systems, Networking & Security Wey Valley Academy, DT3 5AN Day £0 £220 Tuesday 12 July, 0900-1500 Click Here
Python Programming Constructs: Sequencing, Selection & Iteration for OCR Specification Live-Remote Day £0 £0 Session 1 – Tuesday 12 July, 1600-1730 Click Here
Session 2 – Thursday 14 July, 1600-1730
Session 3 – Tuesday 19 July, 1600-1730

*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.

Summer Term courses coming soon!

Short Courses & Additional Events

Course Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary Dates/Timings Booking Link
Getting Started with Python Programming Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Wednesday 11 May, 1600-1730 Click Here
Getting Started in Year 1 Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Thursday 12 May, 1530-1700 Click Here
Free Online Scratch Programming Training Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Thursday 12 May, 1530-1700 Click Here
Getting Started in Year 4 Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Thursday 26 May, 1530-1700 Click Here
Getting started with Crumble! Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Thursday 9 June, 1530-1700 Click Here
Preparing for OFSTED in Primary Computing Live – Remote Day £0 £0 Friday 10 June, 1000-1130 Click Here
Getting Started in Year 2 Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Tuesday 14 June, 1530-1700 Click Here
Preparing to take the Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) Test Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Tuesday 21 June, 1600-1730 Click Here
Getting Started in Year 6 Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Tuesday 28 June, 1530-1700 Click Here
Online Safety through Primary Computing Live – Remote Twilight £0 £0 Tuesday 12 July, 1530-1700 Click Here
Introduction to the Teach Computing Curriculum Live – Remote Day £0 £0 Thursday 14 July, 1000-1130 Click Here

Loan Physical Computing Kit

Overview

As a Computing Hub, we now 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)

KS4 – Physical Computing Project (Raspberry Pi Picos)

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 to loan Physical Computing Kit here!

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:

  • 10 Raspberry Pi Picos with 2×20 pin 0.1″ headers pre-soldered
  • 10 micro USB cables
  • 10 ultrasonic sensors
  • 20 wheels and DC motors
  • 10 H Bridge boards
  • 20 line tracking optical sensors
  • 10 battery packs for 6x AA batteries (batteries not included!)
  • 10 breadboards
  • 20 white and red LEDs
  • 20 croc clip cables
  • A selection of jumper cables
  • 10 resistors (50 ohms)

CAS Community Network Meetings – Primary & Secondary

Overview

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.

Does your school have a set of micro:bits but you’re unsure how to start using them?

Or perhaps you’re interested in borrowing a class set of micrc:bits from your local Computing Hub: https://teachcomputing.org/hubs

Join Martin Caddy from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School to find out all you need to know about using the micro:bit in the primary classroom!

Wednesday 15 June, 1600-1700

Book your free place, here: https://www.computingatschool.org.uk/events/2022/june/physical-computing-with-the-microbit

Summer Term meetings coming soon!

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