Computing Hub

Bishop Challoner Catholic College is delighted to announce that it has become one of the first schools in England to be awarded official Computer Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), in order to provide support for primary and secondary computing teachers in schools in the area.

The NCCE was set up in November 2018 by the Department of Education to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE, AS and A level, particularly girls and those in disadvantaged areas, and to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills in England.

Email teachcomputing@bishopchalloner.bham.sch.uk for more details.

What is currently available?

Computer Science Accelerator Programme

This programme is designed to support teachers from non-specialist backgrounds who want to improve their knowledge of computer science and teach it at GCSE level. Choose from face-to-face and online modules. Financial support is available for schools, including bursaries to help cover the costs associated with CPD participation.

Computer Science Accelerator Programme

Other Secondary Courses   

  • GCSE Computer Science - Developing Outstanding Teaching 
  • Key Stage 4 Computing for All

Primary Courses       

  • Teaching and Leading Key Stage 1 Computing     
  • Teaching and Leading Key Stage 2 Computing   
  • Primary Programming and Algorithms

Please phone 0121 441 6128 or email teachcomputing@bishopchalloner.bham.sch.uk for more details about our primary and secondary computing courses, online resources and how to access further support.


Useful links

NCCE

CAS Communities

Isaac Computer Science (A level for students and teachers)

Twitter: @BCComputingHub