New £84million National Centre to improve the teaching of computing and drive participation in computer science.
A consortium made up of STEM Learning, the British Computing Society and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, has been chosen as the provider for the project, which is backed by £84million of government investment.
The Centre will work with the University of Cambridge, while Google will also support the project with a further £1million.
National Centre for Computing Education
This is a programme of subject knowledge training for those who are teaching or aspire to teach, computer science and includes a plan for 40 school/college-based hubs.
This programme represents a step change in investment in our teachers and our subject and Computing At School (CAS).
For several years CAS has been asking the government for serious support to train and equip existing computing teachers, at all key stages, to turn the aspirational goals of the national curriculum into a vibrant reality in every classroom. And make no mistake: the NCCE does not replace CAS. For more information and to sign up – go to the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE). Also look here for a statement from both Simon Peyton-Jones Chair of the CAS board and the CEO of BCS, Paul Fletcher.