Computing Hub

Computing Hubs have been established to help schools and colleges lead improvement in Computer Science education in England. Our vision is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education.

Computing Hubs are led by schools and colleges across England with an exceptional track record in teaching computing.  They deliver face-to-face courses and provide local support for teachers in primary and secondary schools in their area.

Beauchamp College, Oadby leads the Leicester & East Midlands Computing Hub. We work with schools and colleges in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

The Computing Hub team:
Strategic Lead: Tom Fitzjohn
Secondary School Lead: Ciarán McGeeney
Primary School Lead: Jonathan Speeding

The National Programme has its own website at www.teachcomputing.org
Registering for a free account will allow you to receive the National Centre for Computing Education news bulletins.

You can also contact the hub via email TeachComputing@lionhearttrust.org.uk

The following remotely delivered courses will take place during this Autumn term:

 

PRIMARY CPD

INTRODUCTION TO PRIMARY COMPUTING

Remotely delivered sessions 1-3: 25th Sep, 9am - 10:45am; 25th Sep, 1pm - 1:45pm; 25th Sep, 3pm - 3:45pm. 

PRIMARY PROGRAMMING AND ALGORITHMS

Remotely delivered sessions 1-3: 13th Oct, 5pm - 6.30pm; 3rd Nov, 5pm - 6.15pm; 10th Nov, 5pm - 6pm.

Remotely delivered sessions 1-3: 16th Oct, 9am - 10.30am; 16th Oct, 11.30am - 12.40pm; 16th Oct, 2pm - 3pm.
INTRODUCTION TO PRIMARY COMPUTING

Remotely delivered sessions 1-3: 25th Nov, 5pm - 6.45pm; 3rd Dec, 5pm - 5.45pm; 10th Dec, 5pm - 5.45pm.

 

TEACHING AND LEADING KEY STAGE 2 COMPUTING - MODULE 1

Remotely delivered sessions 1-4: 11th Dec, 9am - 10am; 11th Dec, 10.30am - 11.15am; 11th Dec, 1pm - 1.30pm; 11th Dec, 2:15pm - 3:45pm.

 

TEACHING AND LEADING KEY STAGE 2 COMPUTING - MODULE 2
Remotely delivered sessions 1-2: 18th Dec, 9am - 10am; 11th Dec, 1pm - 2pm.

 

SECONDARY CPD

THE INTERNET & CYBER SECURITY

Remotely delivered sessions 1-4: 2nd Oct, 9am - 10am; 2nd Oct, 10:30am - 11:30am; 2nd Oct, 1pm - 1.45pm; 2nd Oct, 2:30pm - 3.20pm. 

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER NETWORKS

Remotely delivered sessions 1-4: 15th Oct, 5pm - 6pm; 5th Nov, 5pm - 6pm; 12th Nov, 5pm - 6pm; 19th Nov, 5pm - 6pm.

Remotely delivered sessions 1-4: 6th Nov, 9am - 10am; 6th Nov, 11am - 12pm; 13th Nov, 1pm - 2pm; 13th Nov, 2pm - 3pm.

 

KEY STAGE 3 COMPUTING FOR THE NON SPECIALIST TEACHER

Remotely delivered sessions 1-4: 6th Nov, 1pm - 2pm; 6th Nov, 2pm - 3pm; 13th Nov, 9am - 10am; 13th Nov, 10am - 10.50am.

Remotely delivered sessions 1-4: 24th Nov, 5pm - 6pm; 1st Dec, 5pm - 6pm; 8th Dec, 5pm - 6pm; 15th Dec, 5pm - 5.50pm.

 

Course Information and Bookings can be made by clicking the links above

The primary aim of Computing At School (CAS) is to promote and develop the teaching of computing in schools by supporting teachers. One way to achieve this is to provide teachers with a local forum (CAS Community) to share ideas and mutual interests. These CAS Communities form the foundation of much of the work of CAS. CAS Community meetings are for teachers, run by teachers. Details of the upcoming community meetings can be found on the relevant community page below.
Our nearby CAS communities are:

 

Hub Newsletters

 

Subject Matter Expert Support

The Computing Hub is supported by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) who is:

  • An educational expert, working regionally with schools
  • Targeting schools NOT offering GCSE Computer Science
  • Supporting schools to develop action plans
  • Supporting primary and secondary schools that are currently situated in category 5 and 6 priority areas.
  • Providing bespoke CPD

 

COMPUTING HUB CONTACT

Tom Fitzjohn

Computing Hub Strategic Lead

thomas.fitzjohn@lionhearttrust.org.uk

Ciarán McGeeney

Computing Hub Secondary Lead

ciaran.mcgeeney@beauchamp.org.uk

Jonathan Spedding

Computing Hub Primary Lead

jonathan.spedding@highcliffeacademy.org.uk