BT Funding extends Barefoot Project in partnership with BCS

With almost 3000 teachers from over 800 different schools in England having received training via the Barefoot Computing Project since its launch last summer, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is pleased to announce that the scheme is to be extended. BT has agreed to support the project from March until the end of this school year. The project [...]

Computing Teachers call for more training amidst concerns pupils know more than them

Survey reveals that two thirds (68%) of primary and secondary teachers are concerned that their pupils have a better understanding of computing than they do. A survey carried out by Computing at School and Microsoft has revealed that although almost three quarters (73%) of teachers responsible for teaching computing feel confident delivering th [...]

Switched ON! Spring 2015 Download now

The CAS Newsletter - Spring 2015 There is something of interest to all CAS members and the wider teaching community. Resources and ideas shared by teachers, both primary and secondary. There is also a section on the Network of Excellence for those new to CAS who aren't familiar with current developments. [...]

Ensoft donate £40,000 to Computing At School

Ensoft, a UK based software company specialising in developing all aspects of networking software, has once again donated £40,000 to support Computing At School (CAS), part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. John Cooper, Chairman of Ensoft, says: “We are delighted to be able to continue to support Computing At School, part of [...]

CAS Scoops Education Award

In recognition of its initiatives promoting computing in primary and secondary schools, Computing At School (CAS) has won the 2014 Informatics Europe Best Practices in Education Award. CAS is supported and endorsed by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The award is a prestigious recognition of a world-class initiative in computing education a [...]

BCS Teacher Training Scholarships go from strength to strength

120 trainee computing teachers have been awarded prestigious scholarships by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and managed by the Institute, the scholarships are designed to attract the very best to become the next generation of computing teachers. Charlie Taylor, Chief Executive of the National C [...]

New Computing Curriculum: Parents invited to "get with the programme"

60% of parents are not aware (or are not sure) of changes to the computing curriculum which come in to effect this September. The new curriculum will focus on computer science, information technology and digital literacy and is set to be the biggest change to the way IT is taught since computers were first introduced into schools. The latest su [...]

New Certificate in Computer Science Teaching launched by CAS and BCS

Computing At School offers a unique accreditation for teachers of Computing, providing professional recognition offered and accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. There is now a considerable amount of CPD available to teachers through the Network of Excellence (master teachers and universities offering low-cost tra [...]

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