Leading computing in your school? We’re here to help
Leading computing in your primary school is an amazing opportunity. As our MD for Education and Public Benefit, Julia Adamson said at the ‘Education for 11 - 16 years olds parliamentary committee’:
"Computing is like glitter: it gets everywhere"
And of course, Julia is right; digital technology is woven through today's society and jobs, it is part of the fabric of modern life, and pupils must be educated to use that technology confidently, competently and responsibly.
The ever-changing pervasiveness of technology brings fantastic opportunities to educators, letting your pupils tinker with new AI games or go on virtual field trips under VR goggles for example. But it can also bring challenges: keeping your curriculum up to date and continuing professional development for staff, to name just a couple.
CAS is here to help you on both counts: the opportunities and the challenges. Many members of our community are subject leaders, with varying degrees of experience but with a shared ethos of supporting one another.
The resources below have been collated to support you in your role as a subject leader. There are also some great materials to support you with teaching computing on our Primary Teaching page.