Leading a local CAS Community

Leading a CAS Community

Running a local CAS Community has been described as "low maintenance, high impact". It takes, at most, a few hours each month to organise a CAS meeting, but all – including the organiser – leave these meetings motivated to try something new in their classroom.

Benefits of leading a CAS Community

  • Development of own understanding and practice in supporting collaborative professional development within and beyond school
  • Raising profile in own school and local community of schools
  • Opportunity to shape development of the subject through CAS and the NCCE
  • Access to new resources provided centrally and through the CAS community, supported by training in these resources and pedagogies
  • Develop new skills through provision of CPD opportunities for other teachers and sharing their own expertise
  • Training in using classroom resources for teaching computing
  • Public liability insurance through BCS for all CAS activity

In addition, all local CAS Community Leaders from November 2018 will receive :

  • Training in running a local community of practice
  • Training in use of admin systems and developing communities of practice
  • Resources for the classroom and community meetings
  • Welcome pack
  • Regional meetups
  • A Community Leader guidance pack
  • The support of a community outreach manager