North West - Manchester

Welcome to CAS Regional Centre North West - Manchester

The North West CAS Regional Centre (North West) is based at The University of Manchester. The Regional Centre is an initiative to build regional support for computing in all Primary and Secondary schools. It is run jointly by the University of Manchester (School of Computer Science) and Edge Hill University, and is funded by the Department of Education through BCS (CAS). Are you a member of CAS? Find out more information and JOIN NOW!

Interested in forming a CAS hub? We are keen to support more hub groups to set up in the region so teachers don't have too far to travel to reach their nearest CAS hub meeting. There is plenty of information about what is involved in setting up and running a CAS hub here. Or just drop us an email for more information.

We are here for you! Please let us know how we can help in your school, or what help you can offer other schools. We can provide personalised CPD for any of your computing needs!

Please get in touch! To contact the Regional Centre:

Regional Centre Info

Week of June 12

  • Jun 12 from 3:30PM to 6:00PM
  • Introduction to Programming - Python Part 3

    Manchester, M40 8NT
    This CPD session is aimed at both primary and secondary teachers at various levels of ability and confidence in programming, from beginners to those with some experience. The focus will be on how to teach programming using in Python in both primary and s


Week of June 19

  • Jun 21 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Minetest in the Primary Classroom

    Wigan, WN5 9XN
    Minetest is a free to download sandbox game that is similar to Minecraft (the perfect free alternative to Minecraft). It has many of the same features as Minecraft and is easy to set up and use in the classroom. This course will walk you through setting

  • Jun 22 from 4:00PM to 5:15PM
  • CAS Cheshire West and Chester Primary Hub Meeting

    Chester, CH3 7ES
    Engage your pupils! Take the opportunity to have a go at using a range of computing equipment to engage and motivate the children in your school. We have purchased a variety of kit including Lego Wedo sets, Lego Mindstorms, Spheros, drones, Makey Makeys

  • Jun 23 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
  • Rochdale NEA Folder Preperation

    Rochdale, OL12 6LD
    An opportunity to collate resources that can be put into the students folder area for use in the NEA.

Week of June 26

  • Jun 27 from 9:30AM to 3:00PM
  • Pedagogical approaches to Computing

    Manchester, M16 8AW
    This full day event will look at ways in which primary teachers can develop their Computing subject knowledge and confidence, whilst making use of existing, sound pedagogical practice in order to deliver more effective Computing lessons.


All Events

CAS Regional Centre North West - Manchester covers Bury, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wirral

CAS North West - Manchester (University of Manchester)
Kilburn Building, Manchester, M13 9PL


Regional Centre News


#include has a new website!

Published by North West (Manchester) at 2017-05-22 11:30:42 +0100

CAS #include is a grass roots organisation that is on a mission to increase diversity in the Computer Science workplace.


Ohbot Rant

Published by Computing At School North West (Manchester) at 2017-05-19 09:57:27 +0100

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School and Sheldon 'Einstein' Ohbot ranting


The Making A Difference Awards

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2017-05-14 21:06:44 +0100

The Making a Difference Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of our staff, students, alumni and external partners and celebrate how they are making a difference.


Collaborative Conference

Published by CAS Manchester at 2017-05-14 20:58:16 +0100

A joint day conference attended by around 30 primary teachers delivered by Jon Chippindall of Barefoot, Liz Smart of CodeClub NW and Sarah and Carolof CAS Manchester.


Creativity with Crumbles in Year 6

Published by Jo Hodge at 2017-04-03 12:06:45 +0100

A project exploring the Crumble's capability and allowing the children freedom to be creative.


A great case study using CodeBugs at Hudson Primary School

Published by at 2017-03-01 11:57:08 +0000

Codebugs enabled us to provide a real experience of coding and programming resulting in a physical experience


From unplugged to plugged & beyond

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2017-03-01 11:26:11 +0000

A free computing CPD opportunity presented by CASBarefoot, CodeClub and CAS Manchester


Presenting Teach Meet Manchester

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2017-02-24 11:33:54 +0000

The University of Manchester School of Computer Science, CAS Manchester and Exa Foundation present: TeachMeet Manchester - #tmmanchester


Equipment Showcase

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2017-02-24 11:28:44 +0000

A showcase of a selection equipment that could be used when teaching Computer Science across the key stages


New Master Teachers

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2017-02-15 10:29:59 +0000

A warm welcome to our newest Master Teachers


Computer Science for schools in MALAWI

Published by Carol Murray at 2017-02-09 11:37:55 +0000

CAS and The University of Manchester extends its support for schools’ computing in the UK to schools in sub-Saharan Africa.


Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation

Published by Carol Murray at 2017-02-09 11:11:38 +0000

CAS winners of the award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Widening Participation'


Cross Curricular Scratch

Published by Carol Murray at 2017-02-09 10:11:19 +0000

An evening hosted by Statham Community Primary School looking at cross-curricular programming in primary schools.


Google Expeditions

Published by Sarah Zaman at 2017-01-21 16:46:53 +0000

Google Expeditions a great success at Our Ladys of the Lourdes Primary School in Birkdale.


Case Study - Sphero

Published by Donna Rawling at 2016-12-21 14:07:19 +0000

Read all about the programming and fun had at St Mark's CE Primary School following a loan of Sphero's from CAS North West Manchester.


Support for A level teachers

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-12-12 12:37:02 +0000

A 10 week course for teachers of Computer SCience A' Level


Edge Hill Workshops Feedback November 2016

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-12-07 12:08:09 +0000

A day of workshops at Edge Hill provided some excellent CPD and an opportunity to gather feedback.


Upcoming events for schools

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-28 11:52:04 +0100

Following on from the success of our school events last year we have arranged some more ...


Coming Soon - NW Cyber Games

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-28 11:16:52 +0100

Youth Fed, Cyber Security Challenge and Edge Hill University will shortly be launching the first North West Cyber Games.


FREE CPD updates

Published by RCAS Regional Centre North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-28 11:11:13 +0100

A list of available CPD opportunities through the academic year


FREE Edge Hill Computing Teacher Workshops

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-25 15:29:26 +0100

We are pleased to announce the next day of free Computing Workshops for teachers, at Edge Hill University, we'd love you to attend.


Regional Conference

Published by Regional Centre North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-19 11:12:43 +0100

Nearly 100 teachers descend on The University of Manchester for a day of workshops and networking to enhance the teaching and learning of CS.


New Master Teachers

Published by CAS North West (Manchester) at 2016-10-19 10:53:20 +0100

The University of Manchester recently hosted a training event for New Master Teachers in the North.


Animation17 Competition

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-09-26 17:07:39 +0100

The 10th annual UK Schools Computer Animation Competition is looking for interested school.


Lego WeDo Case Study

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-08-26 10:11:21 +0100

Seymour Park Community Primary School share their amazing Lego WeDo projects.


Join us for a Summer of Computing Fun and Exploration

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-04-07 15:34:22 +0100

A round up of some of the events organised by CAS North West Manchester for Summer 2016.


#CASgirls Event

Published by CAS North West Manchester at 2016-03-29 13:48:47 +0100

March 16th 2016 - An event encouraging girls to engage with Computer Science.


Explore Computer Science Day

Published by CAS North West - Manchester at 2016-03-07 13:35:05 +0000

On 23rd February we held an 'Explore Computer Science' day for Year 9 pupils. The day was filled with workshops that allowed Year 9 pupils to have hands on experience with a number of areas of Computer...


North West Computing Teachers Get Creative at Edge Hill University

Published by Carl Simmons at 2015-12-07 20:26:28 +0000

Find out about the first of 3 free computing subject network events held at Edge Hill University

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