Friends of Computing at School

CAS Sponsors

Friends of CAS

Why not express your organisation’s commitment to young people’s computing education by becoming a Friend of CAS?

Friends of CAS …

  • enthusiastically endorse our mission
  • make an active, tangible contribution to computing education at school, the nature of which will vary widely with the organisation
  • encourage their staff to participate in the CAS community

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS Academy)


CAS is part of BCS, a professional body which, through its Academy of Computing, seeks to advance computing as an academic discipline for the benefit of society.

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BBC Own It


Featuring top celebrities and vloggers, BBC Own It gives tips on how to improve digital skills, and advice for things that might be worrying children, like bullying or body image.

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A community of schools and local authorities using technology to enhance education, London Grid for Learning offers fantastic managed network services and learning resources.

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The Education Fellowship


This is a multi-academy trust which supports computing education in its schools, running special-interest groups for its Primary ICT coordinators and Secondary computer scientists.

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An outreach programme across Welsh schools, Technocamps organizes Technoclubs, the Technoteach teacher-training programme, and interactive Playground Computing workshops.

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The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance is an awarding body at GCSE, AS and A Level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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The University of Manchester


The Department of Computer Science is one of the UK’s oldest, and the university’s achievements have included the first stored-program, transistor and virtual-memory computers.

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iCompute uses the latest technology to excite Primary children and teachers about the art and science of computing. Its scheme of work provides comprehensive lesson plans and materials.

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The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing


The Council of Professors and Heads of Computing helps shape CAS's work in schools, giving direction to students’ progression through to college and beyond.

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Computing is an inspirational subject to learn, even just for fun, and Computer Science for Fun’s website, magazines and resources emphasise this, particularly through unplugged approaches.

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Metaswitch Networks


Working closely with schools and other organizations to support computing education, Metaswitch is involved in local code clubs.

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The Computer Science Teachers Association supports, promotes and educates regarding pedagogy and other disciplines within computing.

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Educational technology company Codio has partnered the OCR exam board in a cloud platform where key stage 2–4 pupils can apply theory in real-life situations, using any computing language.

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A free, highly child-safe, learn-to-code online resource for Years 7–11 using the easy-to-learn ELC programming language. Teachers are supported via webinars and email; pupils via a help forum.

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The Learning Machine is an awarding organisation producing innovative low-cost digital qualifications for schools. All supporting resources are free under non-restrictive licenses.

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CPD for Teachers


CPD for Teachers organises #TweachCode, the regular Twitter chat hour for computing teachers to exchange knowledge, tips and ideas. All sessions are archived.

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Rising Stars


Rising Stars publishes the award-winning Switched On Computing series of resources, covering Early Years to Year 6 with many creative and engaging projects. E-safety is embedded throughout.

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Richard Smith authors the popular AmazingICT webpage, as well as leading courses and workshops across the country to support the integration of technology into the curriculum.

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OCR Exams


OCR is an awarding body which has consulted with companies such as Google, Microsoft and Cisco to ensure its Computer Science qualifications meet the demand for digital skills worldwide.

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Cambridge Coding Academy


Cambridge Coding Academy develops affordable, personalised solutions to make computing education accessible to everyone, whatever the differing aptitudes, interests and learning styles.

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just2easy brings the best technology into education in an easy yet powerful way. Its software includes j2webby, j2e5, and j2code. Pupils get free online access as part of a school licence.

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The wearable CodeBug helps even complete beginners create programs in minutes and can also be used to teach the fundamentals of physical computing. “Hands on” workshops are available.

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