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?

The NCCE offer provides the essential toolkit filled with inspiration and support for teaching primary and secondary computing. The offer includes training and enrichment to help you teach and lead computing curriculum and improve learning across your school.

To see a breakdown of the NCCE offer, take a look at our online booklets which will explain how we can support computing within your school. 

Primary NCCE offer - Essential toolkit

Seconday NCCE offer - Essential toolkit

 

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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


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

Computing courses - Primary Teachers

All primary courses will take place remotely via Adobe Connect.
Each course costs £35 per participant from state-maintained schools. The £220 bursary is available for one teacher per school, in an academic year. For primary courses, the fee is covered by the bursary and will be deducted from the funding your school receives.

For more information about these courses and how to book on, take a look at our online booklet.

Course Title Starting Date Time Booking Link
Primary Programming and Algorithms  Tuesday 15th June 2021 13:00-14:30 Click to book
*Please note that courses will run across a few dates, we have only provided the 'Starting Date'.
Dates and times of these sessions can be found on the booking link for each course*

Computing courses - Secondary teachers

All secondary courses will take place remotely via Adobe Connect.These courses are FREE to all teachers in state-maintained schools.

Bursaries are available for your school when participant(s) complete a course, they are also available for particiapnt(s) who sign up to the Computer Science Accelerator programme. We will be running the following courses throughout the Summer Term.

For more information about these courses and how to book on, take a look at our online booklet.

 

Course title Starting Date Time Booking Link
An Introduction to Algorithms, Porgramming and Data in GCSE Computer Science Wednesday 19th May 2021 14:00-15:00 Click to book
Python Programming: Working with Data Monday 24th May 2021 14:00-15:00 Click to book
Computer Systems: Input, Output and Storage  Wednesday 26th May 2021 13:00-14:00 Click to book
Python Programming Constructs: Sequencing, Selection and Iteration Thursday 10th June 2021 13:00-14:30 Click to book
Python Programming: Analysis, Design and Evaluation Monday 14th June 2021 13:00-14:05 Click to book
Python Programming: Working With Data Monday 21st June 2021 14:00-15:00 Click to book
Python Programming: Advanced Subject Knowledge, Implementation and Testing Monday 12th July 2021 14:00-15:30 Click to book
*Please note that courses will run across a few dates, we have only provided the 'Starting Date'.
Dates and times of these sessions can be found on the booking link for each course*

Subject Matter Expert Support

We offer fully-funded consultancy from a network of subject matter experts, to support primary and secondary schools and colleges to improve their computing offer. Bursary funding is also available, payable to schools and colleges who meet the criteria below, upon completion of an action plan.

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If you would like your school to receive SME support, please complete the form and your local SME lead will contact you.

Complete the SME form

School to School support

If your school does not satisfy the eligibility requirements for SME support, we can still support you. Schools within Local Authority District 1-4 can still receive support from their local Computing Hub. There will be no charge for these support sessions that we offer.

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