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 as a Community Leader through the CAS Community Leader development programme
- Training in using classroom resources for teaching computing
- Public liability insurance through BCS for all CAS activity
- Discuss and share with other CAS Community leaders on Community Leader's forum
In addition all CAS Community Leaders will be invited to attend a Community Leader induction which covers:
- First steps as a Community Leader
- Administration and branding
- Recognition and development
After induction each Community Leader will then receive a Community Leader pack, which includes a CAS supporter's certificate, CAS banner and other resources/information to support you in your role.