Computing Hub Strategic Lead
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
Leading Primary Computing
Daytime remotely delivered sessions 1-9: 18th Jun & 25 Jun.
New subject leaders of secondary computing
Daytime remotely delivered sessions 1-5: 11th Jun & 18th Jun.
Key Stage 3 Computing for the Non Specialist Teacher
Daytime remotely delivered sessions 1-6: 1st Jul.
The internet and cyber security
Daytime remotely delivered sessions 1-5: 2nd Jul.
Computer processors and instruction sets
Daytime remotely delivered sessions 1-5: 17th Jun.
Computer Systems: Input, Output & Storage
Daytime remotely delivered sessions 1-5: 25th Jun.
Representing algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode
Daytime remotely delivered sessions 1-5: 30th Jul.
Course Information and Bookings can be made by clicking the links above
Physical Computing Kits Available To Borrow
Current research suggests that physical computing is an important tool to engage learners and a strategy to develop their understanding in more creative ways. The Computing Hub has class sets of physical computing resources which can be borrowed along with training resources and unit plans during the Summer Term. There are Crumbles available for KS2, Micro:bits for KS2/3, and Raspberry Pi Computers and Picos for KS4. For further information, please email email@example.com
The DfE is funding support for schools in Leicester that wish to improve or update the teaching and learning of computing. The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) has been set up to offer this support, which includes:
(*the first teacher from each school is eligible for a one-off bursary for a course completed remotely or face to face and taking place within school hours)
As your appointed Primary Subject Matter Expert, simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to this email if you would like to access this offer. More information about the NCCE can be found at https://teachcomputing.org/
Recently, I have had a lot of questions from schools about preparing for home/remote learning. If you have no email accounts set up for your children, then you can access the free DfE funding to get Google Classroom or Teams set up. https://schoolleaders.thekeysupport.com/news/digital-education-platform-scheme/ If you would like to ask any questions on which of these platforms to choose and the differences between them, then please feel free to get in touch. Another great option for primary schools is using Seesaw. Seesaw is an online journal platform which is free to use and requires minimal set up.
Please contact me for support about Remote Learning.
The Computing Hub is supported by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) who is: