Exeter Maths School, in partnership with Broadclyst Community Primary School and Uffculme School, is delighted to have been awarded official Computing Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education.

The National Centre for Computing Education is funded by the Department for Education and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England.

The West Country Computing Hub is a focal point for local computing training across Devon and East Dorset – providing high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A level. Our extensive range of training, resources and support covers elements of the curriculum at every Key Stage, catering for all levels of subject knowledge and experience.

Whether you’re a teacher, employer or resource provider, there are plenty of ways you can engage with us.


To enable engagement with our CPD, a mixed offer of will be in place throughout the 2020/21 academic year – choose how and when you want to learn, through face-to-face, online, or live remote training.

If you have any questions, please email: TeachComputing@exeterms.ac.uk

Primary Courses

We offer free online courses and bursary-supported face-to-face/live-remote CPD (held during the day) courses for primary teachers working in state-funded schools in England.

Work-Stream Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary per course or day
Primary Remote Day £35 per course day £220 per day*
Primary Remote Twilight** £35 per course day £0
Primary Face-to-Face Day £35 per course day £220 per day*
Primary Face-to-Face Twilight** £35 per course day £0

*One teacher from each school is eligible for a bursary to fund one course per academic year. This is payable on completion of the course. Subsequent teachers from the same school will pay £35 per course day.

 

Secondary Courses

For Key Stage 3 and 4 pedagogy, we offer free online courses to all teachers and face-to-face/live-remote CPD at a cost of £35 per course day, for teachers working in state-funded education.

Teachers who have completed the Computer Science Accelerator Programme are eligible to attend all Teach Computing CPD for free. Details will be sent on successful completion of the programme.

Work-Stream Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary per course or day
Secondary Remote Day £35 per course day £0
Secondary Remote Twilight** £35 per course day £0
Secondary Face-to-Face Day £35 per course day £0
Secondary Face-to-Face Twilight** £35 per course day £0

 

Computer Science Accelerator Programme

The Computer Science Accelerator Programme offers free online courses to all teachers and free face-to-face/live-remote CPD for teachers in state-funded education. 

Funding of £220 per course, up to a total of £880, is available to attend face-to-face/live-remote CPD (held during the day) and is paid to schools or colleges to cover costs associated with CPD, including travel and supply cover.

Work-Stream Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary per course or day
CSA Remote Day £0 £220 per course (Up to 4 Courses, i.e. £880)
CSA Remote Twilight** £0 £0
CSA Face-to-Face Day £0 £220 per course (Up to 4 Courses, i.e. £880)
CSA Face-to-Face Twilight** £0 £0

Total Bursary Overview

Teacher Progress  Bursary
Attend Face-to-Face/Live-Remote Course – Approx 5 hours of CPD per course £220 per course (Up to 4 courses, i.e. £880)
Complete the programme & pass the final test* £620 
Total Possible Bursary  £1500 

*Completion of the programme could be as little as 10 hours of CPD, for a subject specialist.

Trainee teachers who pass the final test are eligible for the bursary. This will be payable when claimed within one academic year of gaining QTS and once they gain employment in a state-funded school or college.

 

Independent School Fees

The fee for teachers working in independent schools for all courses is £220 per day. Therefore, for any courses running for more than one day, the fee is multiplied accordingly i.e. a 3 day course would cost £660.

 

**What Counts as a Twilight Course

As many schools end their day between 1430 & 1515, it has been agreed that any CPD course that starts after 1430 is a twilight course. This is the same for either face-to-face or live-remote delivered instances.

Primary Courses

Face-to-Face Courses

Teaching and Leading KS1 Computing – Module 1

This course is designed to give you confidence in teaching the key stage 1 computing curriculum, including foundational knowledge of computer science; the applications of information technology and the implications for digital literacy in the modern world.

Teaching and Leading KS1 Computing – Module 2

The second module of this course covers digital literacy and information technology, covering the whole computing curriculum. Find out how to use software creatively, safely and responsibly for inspiring projects, and plan a rigorous and inclusive curriculum.

Teaching and Leading KS2 Computing – Module 1

This course aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

Teaching and Leading KS2 Computing – Module 2

Skillfully combining a wide range of software applications and multimedia such as video, images and sound, you will be better able to support children in creative and engaging project work across the whole primary curriculum.

Introduction to Primary Computing 

For primary computing teachers who are new to the subject or its leadership. This CPD covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using Scratch.

Primary Programming and Algorithms 

Learn essential subject knowledge to become a skilled teacher of primary computing. Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy.

Primary Course Booking Links

*See Bursaries/Fee Information

 

Course Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary Dates/Timings Booking Link
Teaching and leading Key Stage 1 Computing – Module 2 Live-Remote Twilight £35 £0 Session 1 – Monday 25th January, 1500-1600
Session 2 – Thursday 28th January, 1500-1600
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Teaching and leading Key Stage 1 Computing – Module 2 Live-Remote Twilight £35 £0 Session 1 – Tuesday 2nd February, 1500-1600
Session 2 – Thursday 4th February, 1500-1600
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Introduction to Primary Computing Live-Remote Twilight £35 £0 Session 1 – Tuesday 9th February, 1500-1640
Session 2 – Thursday 11th February, 1500-1545
Session 3 – Friday 12th February, 1500-1545
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Teaching and leading Key Stage 1 Computing – Module 1 Live-Remote Twilight £35 £0 Session 1 – Monday 22nd February, 1500-1600
Session 2 – Wednesday 24th February, 1500-1600
Session 3 – Thursday 25th February, 1500-1600
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Teaching and leading Key Stage 1 Computing – Module 1 Live-Remote Twilight £35 £0 Session 1 – Monday 15th March, 1500-1600
Session 2 – Wednesday 17th March, 1500-1600
Session 3 – Thursday 18th March, 1500-1600
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Teaching and leading Key Stage 2 Computing – Module 1 Live-Remote Twilight £35 £0 Session 1 – Monday 22nd March, 1500-1600
Session 2 – Tuesday 23rd March, 1500-1545
Session 3  – Thursday 25th March, 1500-1530t
Session 4 – Monday 29th March, 1500-1530
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Secondary Courses

Face-to-Face Courses

KS3 Computing for the Non-Specialist Teacher

For KS3 computing teachers who are new or existing to the subject. This CPD covers the key subject knowledge topics required to teach the computing KS3 programme of study.

Enriching Secondary Computing with STEM Ambassadors

Bring computing careers into the classroom with STEM Ambassadors – volunteers from the world of work.

Teaching GCSE Computer Science: Improving Student Engagement

Improve student engagement in your GCSE computer science lessons by developing your classroom pedagogy.

Secondary Course Booking Links

 

Course Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary Dates/Timings Booking Link
KS3 Computing for Non-Specialist Teachers (CD445 E02) Live-Remote Twilight £35 £0 Session 1- Monday 22nd February, 1600-1700
Session 2- Tuesday 23rd February, 1600-1700
Session 3- Monday 1st March, 1600-1700
Session 4- Tuesday 2nd March, 1600-1700
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GCSE Computer Science Accelerator Programme

The Computer Science Accelerator is a flexible professional development programme designed to give you the subject knowledge and confidence to teach GCSE computer science.


Programme Benefits

  • Gain the subject knowledge required to teach the GCSE curriculum with confidence and drive attainment in your school
  • Access a network of on and offline support to guide you through your professional development journey
  • Obtain a professionally-recognised training certificate, awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Teachers can choose to complete individual courses from a menu of face-to-face and online options.

The learning pathways will help you to get started and offer a structured route through the programme based on your level of experience.

We hope you find the programme supportive and that it helps to give you the confidence to teach computer science across the curriculum!

The Computer Science Accelerator Programme supports teachers to build their skills, increase their subject knowledge and confidence in order to teach GCSE Computer Science.

Now trainee teachers, supply teachers and teachers wishing to return to the profession will be able to access free continuous professional development, support and training to help them to successfully teach this high demand subject at GCSE.

Support is already available to existing computing or computer science teachers from state-funded secondary, primary and middle schools, and state-funded FE colleges.

This eligibility criteria has now been expanded to include:

  • trainee teachers who may wish to additionally specialise in computing and computer science
  • computing trainees who want to top up their subject knowledge and gain a nationally recognised certificate
  • supply teachers that regularly teach computer science
  • returning teachers that will teach computer science
  • serving teachers at state-funded schools who are not currently teaching computing or computer science but who may wish to retrain and switch subject

The aim is to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE and A level, particularly girls, and those from disadvantaged areas. This means ensuring that there are enough teachers equipped and confident to teach computer science.

Face-to-Face Courses

Representing Algorithms using Flowcharts & Pseudocode

This course aims to deepen understanding of computer science, information technology and digital literacy.

Fundamentals of Computer Networks

Learn how computers of all shapes and sizes are connected physically, or wirelessly, and how this arrangement affects how data is shared.

Python Programming: Constructs, Sequencing, Selection & Iteration 

Learn how to write code to input, process and output data, and how to manipulate data stored in variables. Using the building blocks of sequence, selection and iteration you’ll begin to understand how programs are constructed to perform a multitude of simple and more complex tasks.

Introductions to Algorithms, Programming & Data

Create some simple block-based computer programs and discover how to implement them in the text based language Python.

Computer Processors

Explore the core of a modern computer. Learn how the instructions that humans write in computer programs are translated into machine code that the computer can process.

The Internet & Cyber Security

Build on knowledge of local computer networks to cover the globally connected systems forming the internet.

Python Programming: Working with Data

In this course you’ll learn about data types, and how data structures are manipulated in Python programs.

Introduction to Computer Systems, Networking & Security

Learn about the different components of computer hardware, including devices not instantly recognisable as computers.

Higher Attainment in GCSE Comp Sci: Meeting the Challenge of Exams

Explore how to improve attainment in GCSE Computer Science, look at how students should tackle exam questions and use key resources such as moderator reports, how retrieval and interleaving can be used and mapping progression from KS3 to KS4.

Search & Sort Algorithms

An understanding of algorithms is fundamental to success in GCSE computer science this course will teach you how algorithms manipulate data to achieve desired aims.

Computer Systems: Input, Output & Storage

Take your first steps to opening up the computer, exploring the main components, their role and how they work together in computer systems.

Python Programming Projects: Subject Knowledge, Implementation & Testing

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring advanced programming techniques then implementing and testing these in a working solution.

Python Programming Projects: Analysis, Design & Evaluation

Develop your Python programming skills by exploring the analysis, design and evaluation stages of the software development life cycle.


Online Courses

For a full list of available online courses that can be accessed to complete the Computer Science Accelerator Programme, please click here.

GCSE CSA Programme Booking Links

 

Course Delivery Type Scheduled Delivery Fee Bursary Dates/Timings Booking Link
Fundamentals of Computer Networks Live-Remote Twilight £0 £0 Session 1 – Monday 25th January, 1600-1700
Session 2 – Tuesday 26th January, 1600-1700
Session 3 – Monday 1st February, 1600-1700
Session 4 – Tuesday 2nd February 1600-1700
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Representing Algorithms using Flowcharts & Pseudocode Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Monday 1st February, 1030-1545

(Please note that this course will be split into live facilitator-led sessions & participant-led tasks)

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Introduction to Algorithms, Programming and Data Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Session 1 – Monday 8th February, 1300-1400
Session 2 – Wednesday 10th February, 1300-1400
Session 3 – Friday 12th February, 1300-1410
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Higher Attainment in GCSE Computer Science – Meeting the Challenge of Exams Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Session 1 – Tuesday 23rd February, 0930-1040
Session 2 – Wednesday 24th February, 0930-1030
Session 3 – Tuesday 2nd March, 0930-1030
Session 4 – Wednesday 3rd March, 1430-1530
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Python programming: Analysis, Design & Evaluation Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Session 1 – Tuesday 9th March, 1100-1210
Session 2 – Wednesday 10th March, 1100-1210
Session 3 – Tuesday 16th March, 1430-1540
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Fundamentals of Computer Networks Live-Remote Twilight £0 £0 Session 1 – Monday 15th March, 1600-1700
Session 2 – Tuesday 16th March, 1600-1700
Session 3 – Monday 22nd March, 1600-1700
Session 4 – Tuesday 23rd March, 1600-1700
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Python Programming Constructs – Sequencing, Selection & Iteration Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Session 1 – Wednesday 17th March, 0930-1100
Session 2 – Friday 19th March, 1030-1200
Session 3 – Wednesday 24th March, 0930-1100
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An Introduction to Computer Systems, Networking & Security in GCSE Computer Science Live-Remote Day £0 £220 Session 1 – Tuesday 23rd March, 0930-1030
Session 2 – Thursday 25th March, 1100-1200
Session 3 – Tuesday 30th March, 0930-1030
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Isaac Computer Science Teacher CPD

Teacher CPD events are designed to help A level computer science teachers build their confidence and understanding of the subject.

At each event, you’ll explore a computer science concept in depth, and you can easily adapt what you’ll learn for use in the classroom with your students.

We’ll also show you how to use the teacher functions on the Isaac Computer Science platform.

Isaac Computer Science Teacher CPD Booking Links

Complexity

This course will provide teachers with the necessary knowledge and understanding to deliver the topic of complexity to their students.

Despite the much-increased speed of computer hardware, programmers seek maximum efficiency when coding solutions. This is partially due to the increase in the data volume to be processed.

9 March, 0930-1230 – Book your place!

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