Computing Hub

Carmle College, in Darlington, are the local face of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE). The NCCE is funded by the Department for Education working with a consortium of organisations comprising of STEM Learning, Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS (The British Computer Society). Our aim is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education.

Support Available

As your local NCCE Computing Hub, we are the first point of contact for any teacher, trainee teacher, senior leader, head teacher or CEO that is interested in computing education. We will signpost the support available, which might be:

  • specific, bespoke support from one of the SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) or computing hub leads
  • help in deciding which courses and programmes would be most suitable for the participants
  • invitation only courses for your Multi Academy Trust (MAT), Initial Teacher Education (ITE) or Supply Agency
  • a range of other additional support strategies to enable your school or college to deliver a world-leading computing education.

Who are the Computing Hub?

The Computing Hub team comprises of several people, each playing to their strengths to support teachers of computing across the Tees Valley and Durham.

Simon Roberts (Computing Hub Lead / Secondary Lead) and Gráinne Duffy (Computing Hub Primary Lead) lead the strategy of the computing hub and ensure that every pupil in the region has access to a world-leading computing education.

Our Subject Matter Experts, both primary and secondary, will assist you and your school through the complexities of introducing Computing as a subject into our priority schools and those that have not yet introduced GCSE computer science. All schools within the Middlesbrough LA will have access to their services and expertise. We also have a designated Computer Science Champion (CSC); the ‘go to’ support for everyone that is signed up for the Computer Science Accelerator programme. CSCs encourage the participation in CPD events and when the time is right, will support you through the certification test.

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