Cheshire & Stockport Computing Hub

We are:

  • The local hub representing NCCE (National Centre for Computing Education) which was formed by the collaboration between BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT), Raspberry Pi and Isaac Computing.
  • DfE funded to provide support for Computing education by providing CPD for teachers – both face to face and online.
  • A conduit for information about initiatives & activities that enhance Computing teaching.
  • Working in conjunction with Computing at School communities of practice (these are networks designed to encourage and facilitate the sharing of good practice).

 

We deliver accredited CPD through trained facilitators on behalf of STEM Learning, who are recognised for their monitoring of impact.

 

Primary Schools

Currently all face to face primary CPD is bursary funded for the first teacher from a school attending a course within an academic year, at the rate of £220 – £35 (the course fee) per day, on completion of the training.

 

Secondary Schools

Computer Science Accelerator (CSA) programme – a funded programme designed to upskill teachers currently teaching or interested in delivering computer science.  The courses cover a range of topics, from an introduction to Computer Science GCSE, networks and cyber security, data and computer systems, algorithms and python programming.  This enables teachers with all levels of experience to select the courses that are most relevant to them – thereby creating a bespoke experience.  The face to face CPD is funded at the rate of £220 – £35 (the course fee) per day, on completion of the training. On completion of the CSA programme and passing of a summative test, the school will receive a further £920, £300 of which is for further CPD.

 

Other CPD

We also offer Key stage 3 and other Key stage 4 courses, which cost £35 per day and whilst these are not bursary funded, the bursary from the CSA programme could be used to offset the costs.

 

If a school is not offering Computer Science GCSE, but wishes to do so in the future, we are able to offer funded support from a Subject Matter Expert (SME) who will assist with action planning. Please get in touch with T.Computing@eatonbank.org to find out more.

 

Online CPD

A range of online courses are available, all of which are free and can be undertaken at the participant’s convenience.

 

Resources

The website, Teach Computing https://teachcomputing.org/ has a range of resources, written by experts, Raspberry Pi, and quality assured.  These include lesson plans, learning maps and assessments and the repository is increasing over time.

 

Bookings for courses are also managed through https://teachcomputing.org/