"The number of subject specialists in computing is low, and there is a lack of new teachers to improve the situation. This will have significant consequences for the quality of education that pupils receive in computing"
The CQF is a great place to start, as it will quickly give you ideas as to what type of support you need. It is an ongoing self-review and record of development. Once you’re registered, you can revisit as often as you like.
Click here to visit the CQF Website.
Ideally, in conjunction with senior leadership, add a self-grade level for each of the seven strands (level 1-5 / each level has an easy to follow descriptor).
Add some text in each of the level boxes to reflect where you think you are at this point.
This simply kickstarts the process of engagement with the hub and gives you access to a whole range of free resources.
From the website, choose one or a combination of the following, or contact us for a one-to-one or group chat to help us direct resources and CPD to suit you.
Self-review at departmental or individual level; understanding which courses to access; signpost to wider initiatives and events; action planning, subject leadership and more…
We (The Suffolk and Colchester Computing Hub) are responsible for supporting all schools in Suffolk and Colchester.
The Norfolk Hub is responsible for supporting its schools within the Norfolk boundaries.
(However, we work extremely closely together, communicating daily with the Norfolk Hub as part of the Suffolk, Norfolk and Colchester collaboration to increase capacity, share good practice, develop economy of scale, breadth, diversity and depth of skills).
The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is funded by the Department for Education and supporting partners and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England. It is delivered by STEM Learning and is made up of the following programmes:
We work closely together to ensure the best possible spread of expertise and sharing between schools across the three areas. Local courses are delivered by experts who are local to Suffolk, Norfolk or Colchester, and these expert PDLs (Professional Development Leads) will also be the people who can help you directly, outside a course environment. The courses advertised on our secondary or primary pages have usually been scheduled to serve common local needs, or needs of clusters of schools. You can choose a local face-to-face or live remote course, or visit teachcomputing.org for the full range of courses and resources delivered at regional or national level. Or, you can email [email protected] to book time with a PDL to help you through the CQF Self-Review, or to discuss any aspect of comptuting teaching.
When you may need to access a broader range of courses or dates, you can visit TeachComputing.org and choose ‘Courses’.
Any course led by any hub across the country will be consistently led by high quality Professional Development Leads (PDLs) who are experienced and have been through the same training.
The main difference between regionally or nationally led courses and locally led courses is that that locally led courses are delivered by PDLs who are local to Suffolk, Norfolk or Colchester and are familiar to us as part of our hub team. This can be helpful when it comes to local knowledge, linking schools together who can mutually support, or understanding local culture and contacts.
The support that is offered alongside, or outside a course environment can be accessed from the local Computing Hub.
The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Computing Quality Framework is intended to help schools review their progress in developing an exemplary computing curriculum. The framework takes schools through each aspect of computing, helping them to access the NCCE’s wide range of report functions, and resources for progress. The development of the framework was funded by the DfE .
We can focus support based on the outcomes of the self-reviews of schools in their regions.
We aim to keep the core computing development offer as clear as possible, on these pages (Secondary, Primary, Booking Kit and this page).
However, the Digital Signpost is for everything else… a plethora of fantastic content, news, “how to…” and other links and intiatives.