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North Midlands Computing Hub

The City of Stoke-on-Trent 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 City of Stoke-on-Trent College is one of the first Computing Hubs across England and will be a focal point for local computing training for schools and will also form links with industry and universities.

The NCCE was set up in November 2018 by the Department for 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.

What is currently available?

Computer Science GCSE 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.

Core Secondary Courses

  • GCSE Computer Science – Developing Outstanding Teaching
  • Key Stage 4 Computing for All

Core Primary Courses

  • Teaching and Leading Key Stage 1 Computing
  • Teaching and Leading Key Stage 2 Computing
  • Primary Programming and Algorithms

Subject to eligibility. Financial support is available for schools, including bursaries to help cover the costs associated with CPD participation.

Contact Details

Alternatively e-mail the team at TeachComputing@potteries.ac.uk

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