How to become a CAS Hub Leader

What is a CAS Hub?

A CAS hub is a meeting of teachers who wish to share their ideas for developing the teaching of computing in their schools, their classrooms and their community. It is a meeting of like-minded individuals with the general objective of supporting each other and the specific aim of providing (at least) one idea that can be taken and tried in the classroom.

Hub Leader Expression of Interest Survey

If you are considering becoming a CAS Hub leader, please take a few moments to fill in our Hub Leader Expression Of Interest survey below. This will provide the CAS Hub team with some basic information that is required when setting up a CAS Hub. Hub Leader EOI

In the first instance by becoming a CAS Hub there are some deliverables that Hub Leaders need to commit to in order to run an effective Hub. These are as follows:

  • All Hub Leaders need to be enrolled as CAS members. This is free and can be done by visiting http://community.computingatschool.org.uk
  • We require Hub groups to meet at least three times a year (usually once per term).
  • You will need to give at least one month’s notice of your meetings to ensure maximum promotion and gain maximum attendance.
  • You agree to use the CAS event creation tool to set up and promote your events.
  • You need to ensure that the focus of every meeting is to support computing activities in the classroom.
  • You will need to obtain feedback from attendees to ascertain group requirements in order to offer targeted meeting programmes in the future.
  • Ensure that all resources used in the CAS Hub meeting are uploaded on to CAS resources section on CAS community online after the meeting. In return for your commitment as a Hub Leader, CAS will then support you in running your Hub in the following way:

Commitment from CAS Hub support

  • Provide you with access to training and resources to help you run your Hub effectively.
  • Telephone/email support.
  • Participation in hubleader@cas closed mailing list for Hub leaders only.
  • Sign up to Hub Mentor/Buddy system (if you want to work with more experienced hub leaders or be a buddy to new hub leaders).

Once you have become a CAS member and are able to commit to the deliverables as described above, you will need to provide some information to your contact on the CAS Central Hub Team. The information you will need to provide so your Hub can be set up is as follows:

  • Name(s) of Hub leader (who must be a CAS member).
  • CAS community profile page of hub leader must have a recent clear portrait photo attached.
  • Postcode of host venue (for location purposes on CAS map). This is also used to determine a CAS member’s nearest hub and listed in their profile page.
  • Proposed Name of hub, either town name or geographical area NOT a school name
  • One paragraph of introduction for the Hub web page on the CAS website.
  • Proposed date/time/duration/agenda for first meeting.

Access to further resources:

The Hub Leader Toolkit (you will need to be signed in as a CAS member to access this)

Access to support:

  • Email: cashubsupport@bcs.uk
  • Telephone: 01793 417424 or 0845 300 4417 (lo-call rate)