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Computing Hubs

Our vision is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education.

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Computing Hubs ambition

Computing Hubs aim to transform the way computing is taught in schools across the country – and enable more young people to benefit from studying this important subject. Through this, their skills and career opportunities will be enhanced.

Computing Hubs have provided a full curriculum that contains everything you need to teach computing at key stages 1 to 4, including lesson plans, slides, worksheets, homework and assessment.

All the content is completely free to access, and has been created by subject experts, based on the latest pedagogical research and teacher feedback. It also provides an innovative progression framework where computing content (concepts, knowledge, skills, and objectives) has been organised into interconnected networks called learning graphs. You can get an overall view of progression using the curriculum journey poster, or download individual key stage curriculum maps for more detail (click on the image below to access this):

Where is your local computing hub?

You can contact each of the regional curriculum hubs by following the links below (click on the logo):

The Computing Hub at Bohunt School, Liphook

Contact Fabien Massonnet

Hub Lead 

teachcomputing@bohunt.hants.sch.uk

The Computing Hub at Langley Grammar School, Slough

Contact Stacey Jenkins

Hub Lead

StaceyJenkins@lgs.slough.sch.uk

 

The Computing Hub at Woking High School

Contact Ahmed Asana

Hub Lead

teachcomputing@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk

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Contact Pete Marshman

pmarshman1@parkhouseschool.org

For the most up-to-date news and events, please click on the logos above to go to your local hub's website. Alternatively, click here for our events calendar.

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Loan of physical kit for your school

NEW IN! Physical Computing Kits:

Looking to teach physical computing in your classroom next year but not sure where to start? Do you need free guidance, training, and access to the latest physical computing equipment? Get your hands on the latest technology and help your students learn how to build physical projects that are controlled with computers. All for free!

What is physical computing and how will it help me teach?

Physical computing means interacting with real-world objects by programming them with a computer. You can fulfil many areas of the computing curriculum at all key stages through physical computing, from the development of programming skills to more conceptual learning.

NCCE Hubs have physical computing kits in the form of classroom trays with either Crumble (×17 per tray), micro:bit (×17 per tray). Each tray contains a classroom's worth of devices, along with all the peripherals (such as LEDs, motors, wheels, and cables) needed to complete exciting units from the Teach Computing Curriculum.

Computing Hubs can provide your school with hardware help for the teaching of coding and computer-related subjects.

The hubs have class sets of the following devices available with all the peripherals you will need to teach a unit from the teachcomputing curriculum for loan:

The hubs can also provide CPD on how to use the physical kits. Please contact your local hub using the contact details provided above or use the form(s)/contact details below:

  • Langley Grammar School Hub in Slough (for schools in most of Berkshire and parts of northern Surrey) - click here
  • Bohunt School Hub (for schools in West Sussex and Hampshire). Contact the team to book a chat, demonstration and/or set of kits: teachcomputing@bohunt.hants.sch.uk

  • Woking High Computing Hub (for schools in Rushmoor, Mole valley, Woking, Guildford, and Waverley).  Contact the team: teachcomputing@Wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk. 

  • Park House School Computing Hub (for schools near or in Berkshire). Contact the team (pmarshman1@parkhouseschool.org) or click here.

More information can be found at Teach Computing.

Woking High Computing Hub - Free Computing Kit and Training (Primary & Secondary)

To register, please contact: teachcomputing@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk

To register, please contact: teachcomputing@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk

 

Needs analysis/health check service for your school

The hubs can complete a one-hour review of your computing provision in your primary or secondary school and help you develop your computing curriculum through a needs analysis.

Take the opportunity to have a ‘Health check' where they can find out more about the delivery of computing in your school.

The hubs can generate a report that will identify how you can utilise the wider range of free support that they provide, including; CPD, mentoring, coaching, and resource lending.

  • Langley Grammar School Hub in Slough (for schools in most of Berkshire and parts of northern Surrey) - click here
  • Park House Hub in Newbury - click here

Langley Grammar School Computing Hub - Free resources and events

 

Woking High Computing Hub - professional development opportunities and events

Woking High Computing Hub - Secondary CPD

To register, please contact: teachcomputing@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk

 

Woking High Computing Hub - Primary CPD

To register, please contact: teachcomputing@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk

 

GREAT DEVELOPMENT! Subject Knowledge Certificate: Computer Science Accelerator

GREAT DEVELOPMENT! Subject Knowledge Certificate:

Computer Science Accelerator is a professional development programme for teachers, funded by the Department for Education, leading to a national certificate in computer science subject knowledge.

The programme will help you develop or refresh your subject knowledge up to GCSE, with bursary funding available for state-funded schools and colleges to support your learning.

Who is eligible?

  • current and aspiring computing teachers
  • suitable for all abilities, from little or no experience in teaching computer science to experienced teachers looking to deepen their subject knowledge

Click to choose your pathway:

https://teachcomputing.org/cs-accelerator

Don't forget to look at what your local Computing Hub is offering in your area:

The Computing Hub at Bohunt School, Liphook

Click here for upcoming training and events

The Computing Hub at Langley Grammar School, Slough

Click here for upcoming training and events

 

The Computing Hub at Park House School, Berkshire

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Click here for upcoming training and events

The Computing Hub at Woking High School

Click here for upcoming training and events

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Park House Computing Hub - Primary professional development opportunities and events

Primary Events

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Park House Computing Hub - Secondary professional development opportunities and events

Secondary Events

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Archive

Training that has been delivered (or will be delivered again in the future but have no current dates) are listed below.

Park House Computing Hub - Primary professional development opportunities and events

Park House Computing Hub - Secondary professional development opportunities and events

 

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