Free Computing CPD from NCCE

Would you love to improve computing teaching at your school but are not sure how? Do you have an inexperienced teacher that lacks confidence with computing? Or maybe a confident teacher that would enjoy being challenged?

Sign up for one of the NCCE Computing courses running near you.

All NCCE courses are quality assured by STEM Learning and delivered by experienced facilitators. 

 

Schools in Category 5 or 6 areas have the fee waivered and receive  £100 a day bursary. (Category 5 & 6 are listed here)

Staff from other state-funded schools may attend for £35 a day

 

Primary courses

Cambridgeshire

Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire CB24 4RS

Outstanding KS1 Computing

Outstanding KS2 Computing

Primary Programming and Algorithms

 

Peterborough

Hampton Hargate Primary School, Hargate Way, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough PE7 8BZ

Outstanding KS1 Computing

Outstanding KS2 Computing

Primary Programming and Algorithms

 

Norfolk

Dereham Neatherd High School, Norwich Road, Dereham NR20 3AX

Outstanding Computing at KS2

 

Nottinghamshire

The Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Outstanding KS1 Computing 

Primary Programming and Algorithms

Primary courses cost  £35 a day but schools in category 5 or 6 areas have the fee waivered and receive  £100 a day bursary. 

 
"The KS2 Computing course was fantastic. I have learned lots and it has encouraged me to rethink our whole school curriculum. Kathy was brilliant at teaching challenging concepts in an easy to understand way. I will now be replicating this to train up staff in my school. A very enjoyable course. I will be recommending it and the upcoming algorithm course that Kathy will be leading  with other schools in my local area at the computing cluster meeting next week." David Belton, Ass Head, Bisham Drive Junior School, Notts

 

 

Secondary Courses - CS Accelerator Programme 

Cambridgeshire

The Centre for Computing History, Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems in GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Norfolk

Dereham Neatherd High School, Norwich Road, Dereham NR20 3AX

Networks and Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Scunthorpe

North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe DN17 1AJ

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Algorithms in GCSE Computer Science in GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems In GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Nottinghamshire

The Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Algorithms in GCSE Computer Science in GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems In GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

CS Accelerator courses are FOC to CS teachers plus a bursary of £220 a day

Royal Society Grants available to Your School

Since it started in November 2000, the Royal Society has awarded over £1.3 million to over 800 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK through its Partnership Grants scheme

Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools and colleges to enable 5-18-year-olds to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics projects. The Royal Society is also looking to support projects on computing and data science.

The grants can be used to buy equipment or run a STEM investigation project in partnership with a STEM professional (research or industry). 

The application process is a two-stage process, and stage 1 will close at the end of February 2019. 

Find out more

Computer Science Teacher Bursaries

Computer Science Accelerator Programme

A flexible and bespoke programme to equip teachers with the knowledge required to teach GCSE computer science.


The programme offers:
• the pedagogical knowledge required to teach GCSE computer science, regardless of a teacher’s existing subject knowledge, with topics including Python programming and cybersecurity
• flexible learning and personalised professional development delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online courses
• generous bursaries to support teachers’ participation in face-to-face CPD
• access to free online courses, enabling you to learn at a time and place that suits you
• free, quality assured resources to help you plan, deliver and assess learning
• regionally delivered CPD (Regional Delivery Partners, Computing Hubs) and local CAS communities of practice so you can network with other computing educators
• expertly-designed content with a focus on developing knowledge of the entire GCSE curriculum and encouraging inclusive teaching practices
• links with industry partners to bring the computing curriculum to life in the classroom

Am I eligible for the Computer Science Accelerator Programme?
Any teacher can access the Computer Science Accelerator Programme. Computing teachers with no relevant post A level qualification from an English state-funded school can access funding up to £880 to cover your course and supply costs.

Is there any certification for the Computer Science Accelerator Programme?
Our nationally accredited certificate is highly personalised and will take up to six months to complete, with multiple courses to choose from, both face-to-face and online.

To be awarded a National Centre of Computing Education certificate in GCSE subject knowledge a teacher will need to:
• complete 40 hours of CPD, including at least two face-to-face courses
• participate in at least two online courses, around 16 hours in total
• register for and complete a short subject knowledge test
• keep the National Centre updated with their progress

Find your nearest face-to-face CPD course here

Additional Capital Funding for Broadband

In January 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) published additional capital funding allocations for schools for the 2018-19 financial year. This is in addition to the allocations announced earlier in the 2018-19 financial year and is based on a separate allocation formula.  Schools have until March 2021 to spend this allocation.  Full details can be accessed from the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations.

Additional Capital Funding may be spent on ICT including capital costs of broadband (fibre or Superfast) and filtering. 

E2BN offers pre-tendered routes to purchase which do not require a ‘mini competition’ helping your school with a quick and effective best-value route to buying broadband.

Find out more about E2BN Direct Broadband and Protex Web Filtering

If you are looking for a new broadband or filtering solution for your school contact us for a quote! 

Improve Computing at your Primary School with Funded CPD

Would you like to improve computing at your school? 

For many teachers, the computing curriculum remains something of a challenge. Few of us studied the subject at school or University and effective CPD has been scarce.

But all this is about to change.

The Government has funded the NCCE (National Computing Centre for Education) to provide support and training for primary class teachers and secondary computer science teachers.

For most schools, this training will be free and accompanied by a bursary.

We are currently offering the following face-to-face courses in Nottinghamshire, Peterborough and Lincolnshire (Course dates in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk TBA)

  • Outstanding computing at KS1 (2 days) 
  • Outstanding computing at KS2 (2 days) 
  • Primary Programming and Algorithms 

Find out more and book your place:

For schools in Category 5 or 6 local authority districts training will be free and will be accompanied by a bursary. Find out if your school is in a Category 5 or 6 area here

Teachers from other schools may attend for £35 per day

 

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