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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 of Computing Education 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 [...]

Network of Excellence: Update May 2014

What is the Network of Excellence? The Network of Excellence (its full name is the Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science) is the CPD programme run by Computing At School and funded by the Department for Education. A pilot phase took place in 2012-201 [...]

Shaun the Sheep inspires kids to become digital makers

National competition launched by Aardman Animations and Nominet Trust will teach digital skills to a new generation of budding game designers 15 May 2014, UK: Aardman Animations, the creator of Shaun the Sheep, has teamed up with Nominet Trust to launch Shaun's Game Academy, a national competition for young people to build online games base [...]

New Countdown to Computing project: we are recruiting!

11 Apr 2014 Countdown to Computing is a new project run by CAS over the next twelve months, and funded by Microsoft. We are recruiting: A full time project coordinator for six months, gross pro-rata £55k depending of experience (i.e. gross circa £25 for six months including NI and pension contributions) Two regional CAS coordi [...]

Microsoft and CAS form ground-breaking partnership

MICROSOFT AND CAS FORM GROUND-BREAKING £334,000 PARTNERSHIP TO TRAIN AND SUPPORT UP TO 50,000 TEACHERS ACROSS THE UK In association with: 8th April 2014 London: With the new Computing curriculum coming into force across UK primary and secondary schools in September, Microsoft and Computing At School (CAS) are joining forces to help te [...]

Digital Schoolhouse - London expansion

We are pleased to say that the Mayor of London has provided substantial new funding through the London Schools Excellence Fund to help secondary schools improve the teaching of Computing. Computing At School and the Next Gen Skills campaign run by interactive entertainment trade body Ukie have been tasked with extending the success of the Digi [...]


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