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Cardinal Hume Catholic School – A Computing Hub offering primary and secondary computing training and support for schools in Cumbria

The NCCE was set up in November 2018 by the Department for Education to increase pupil update and attainment in computer science and ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills in England.

Cardinal Hume Catholic School is one of the 40 National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Computing Hubs across England.  Each hub provided computing training for schools in their allocated regions.

Below outlines a number of offerings available to secondary schools in Cumbria from Cardinal Hume Catholic School.  If you would like any further information on these offers or if you would like a representative to attend a meeting to introduce the NCCE programme please contact us at teachcomputing@cardinalhume.com.

 


 

Secondary School

Secondary computing support local to you.

Picture1We are offering face-to-face courses for secondary teachers in the North East in Newcastle, Gateshead, and Durham as well as in Cumbria across Brampton, Carlisle and Penrith. These courses attract bursaries for state-funded schools across England to support continuing professional development in computing education.

The bursaries can be used by a school to cover associated costs including travel and supply cover and to remove the financial barriers associated with attending CPD.

James Dixon is your Computing Hub secondary lead. He has a wealth of experience in Computing having worked in industry as a software developer and through his current role teaching and leading Computing at Cardinal Hume Catholic School.

He will be supporting secondary schools through face-to-face training in the North East and North West.

Below shows the secondary face-to-face courses available in Cumbria.  To book please go to https://teachcomputing.org/courses.

Courses

Course Name Location Day 1 Day 2 Link to book
Algorithms in GCSE Computer Science

 

William Howard School, Brampton March 2 March 19 https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/462543/algorithms-gcse-computer-science
Data & Computer Systems in GCSE Computer Science

 

William Howard School, Brampton March 26 April 27 https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/462544/data-and-computer-systems-gcse-computer-science
Creative Computing for KS3 Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Old Durham Road, Gateshead April 23

June 15

July 15 https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/461427/creative-computing-key-stage-3
Python Programming essentials for GCSE Computer Science

 

Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Old Durham Road, Gateshead June 4 June 29 https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/463709/python-programming-essentials-gcse-computer-science
Python Programming essentials for GCSE Computer Science

 

Cumbria Local Enterprise Park, Penrith June 12 July 2 https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/464045/python-programming-essentials-gcse-computer-science
KS4 Computing for All CHOC Solutions, Carlisle June 18 n/a https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/464423/ks4-computing-all

Secondary Bursary

A £1500 bursary for secondary computing CPD and a nationally recognised qualification to teach GCSE Computing

Teacher progress Your school will receive:
Attend 1st two-day face-to-face course £440
Attend 2nd two-day face-to-face course £440
Complete the programme including two online courses and sitting final test £620
Total bursary £1,500

Secondary Teachers

We offer free online courses and low cost face-to-face courses in Key Stage 3 and 4 computing pedagogy. These face to face courses cost only £35 per day and will be scheduled to run in Cumbria this year.

KS4 Computing for all

This action-oriented professional development course explores the options available to computing teachers in different school contexts.

  • Location: Cumbria Local Enterprise Park, Penrith
  • Date: 18th June
  • Cost: £35

Computing Curriculum in need of a refresh? Free Teaching Resources

World-class lesson plans, unit guides and teacher guides have been created to help you teach computing across KS1-4.  These will help you deliver the entire computing curriculum. The purpose of the resource repository is to reduce your workload whilst also supporting you to increase your subject knowledge and have a greater understanding of effective pedagogy. Please visit teachcomputing.org/resources to access these.  Below shows some examples.

Modelling Data with spreadsheets Networks Representations – From clay to silicon
Introduce your learners to the wonderful world of spreadsheets and the concept of cell referencing. Ask them to collect, analyse, and manipulate data, before turning it into graphs and charts. Data is beautiful!.

 

Imagine a world without computer networks: there would be no more YouTube, Google, instant messaging, online video gaming, Netflix, and iTunes; no online shopping; no file sharing; and no central backups of information. This unit begins by defining a network and addressing the benefits of networking, before covering how data is transmitted across networks using protocols. Humans use symbols to record, process and transmit information. Introduce binary digits to your learners as the symbols computers use to perform these tasks and focus on the representation of text and numbers.

Don’t yet offer GCSE computer science? We can help

If you are not currently offering GCSE computer science, you qualify for fully funded support. Marty Edwards is the NCCE secondary Subject Matter Expert (SME) working in partnership with Cardinal Hume Catholic School to support Cumbria.

Secondary SME’s will work with the school to produce an action plan to develop their Computer Science curriculum offer and identify where support and guidance may be required. SME’s can provide up to 2.5 days of bespoke support and help to upskill staff to be ready to teach computing, as well as introducing many other opportunities, for example supporting with setting up code clubs. Upon completion of the action plan the school will receive a bursary of £1400

Free secondary support

Marty Edwards (Subject Matter Expert) can work with Cumbrian schools to deliver ½ a day’s free support to each school.

Schools can do this individually, but may also work in small clusters so that the time available to each school can be used more effectively by identifying and delivering a range of bespoke CPD based on the needs of the schools in the cluster. For example, four schools working together would get access to 2 days of Marty’s time collectively allowing them access to a broader range of CPD provision for free. The audit session will also cover the range of bursaries to attend Face to Face training, free resources and online CPD schools in Cumbria now have access to.


 

Primary School

Computing support and expertise local to you

Picture2We are now offering face-to-face courses for primary teachers in Cumbria. These courses attract bursaries for state-funded schools across England to support continuing professional development in computing education.

The bursaries can be used by a school to cover associated costs including travel and supply cover and to remove the financial barriers associated with attending CPD.

Vicky Dodds is your Computing Hub primary lead at Cardinal Hume.  She has 16 years’ experience of teaching and leading Computing in primary and EYFS settings.

In addition, Vicky has spent the last three years providing primary support and training through consultation.

Below shows the primary face-to-face courses available in Cumbria.  To book please go to https://teachcomputing.org/courses

Primary Courses

Course Name Location Day 1 Day 2 Link to book
Teaching & Leading KS2 Computing

 

Carlisle University, Fusehill Street, Carlisle. March 9 March 23 https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/463567/teaching-and-leading-key-stage-2-computing
Primary Programming & Algorithms William Howard School, Brampton

 

April 20 n/a https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/464021/primary-programming-and-algorithms
Teaching & Leading KS1 Computing Cumbria Local Enterprise Park, Penrith

 

June 8 June 25 https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/464044/teaching-and-leading-key-stage-1-computing
Introduction to Primary Computing Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Old Durham Road, Gateshead. July 6 n/a https://ncce.stem.org.uk/cpd/464018/introduction-primary-computing

Primary Bursaries to attend Face to Face courses

We offer free online courses and bursary-supported face-to-face courses for KS1 and KS2 primary teachers working in state-funded schools in England. One teacher from each school is eligible for a bursary to fund one course per academic year. This is payable by the NCCE on completion of the course.

Bursary Details:

  • Course Fee: £35 per day
  • Bursary: £220 per day
  • Your school will receive: £185 per day

Subsequent teachers from the same school will pay £35 a day. The fee for teachers working in independent schools is £220 a day.

Primary Computing Certification – Gain national recognition for your skills

This is a professional development programme designed to support teachers from all backgrounds who want to improve their knowledge of computing.

The programme is suitable for those already teaching or planning to teach computing and will help teachers to fill potential gaps in their knowledge.

Certification can help you cover new areas while also reinforcing the skills you already have. Think of it as a refresher course that can help you identify and overcome your problem areas.

The schedule:

1) Register & plan: Create an account on www.teachcomputing.org and discover courses suited to you

2) Participate: Complete a tailored programme of CPD, both online and local to you

3) Engage: Engage with other teachers and with local Communities of Practice

4) Complete: Complete your learning programme and receive your Certificate in Primary Computing.

5) Reflect: Embed new ideas in the classroom and see increased impact

Benefits for you:

  • Update your skills and be recognised for your subject knowledge
  • Feel more confident to teach this high demand subject across the curriculum
  • Choose from face-to-face and online modules to suit your learning needs
  • Save time on lesson planning and gain inspirational teaching ideas
  • Meet teachers in your area to share ideas

The programme is supportive and helps to give you the confidence to teach computing in your school.

Computing Curriculum in need of a refresh? Free Teaching Resources

World-class lesson plans, unit guides and teacher guides have been created to help you teach computing across KS1 and KS2.  These will help you deliver the entire computing curriculum. The purpose of the resource repository is to reduce your workload whilst also supporting you to increase your subject knowledge and have a greater understanding of effective pedagogy. Please visit teachcomputing.org/resources to access these.  Below shows some examples.

Year 1: Computing Systems and Networks Year 2: Creating Media – Making Music Year 3: Creating Media – Stop frame animation
Develop your learners’ understanding of technology and how it can help them. They will become more familiar with the different components of a computer by developing their keyboard and mouse skills, and also start to consider how to use technology responsibly. Learners will explore how music can make them think and feel. They will make patterns and use those patterns to make music with both percussion instruments and digital tools. They will also create different rhythms and tunes, using the movement of animals for inspiration. Finally, learners will share their creations and compare creating music digitally and non-digitally. During this unit, learners will use a range of techniques to create a stop frame animation using tablets. Next, they will apply those skills to create a story-based animation. This unit will conclude with learners adding other types of media to their animation, such as music and text.

Free Primary Support

Sarah Zaman is the NCCE Primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) working in partnership with Cardinal Hume Catholic School to support primary schools in Cumbria.  Sarah can work with Cumbrian schools to deliver ½ a day’s free support to each school including a free audit of your school’s Computing curriculum provision using the NCCE Primary Toolkit.

Schools can access this support individually, but may also work in small clusters so that the time available to each school can be used more effectively by identifying and delivering a range of bespoke CPD based on the needs of the schools in the cluster. For example, four schools working together would get access to 2 days of Sarah’s time collectively allowing them access to a broader range of CPD provision for free. The audit session will also cover the range of bursaries to attend Face to Face training, free resources and online CPD schools in Cumbria now have access to.