In preparation for the move to our new CAS website, activity across our current site will be limited between 13th and 20th September. This means that between these dates you will unable to apply to become a CAS Member or Community Leader, no updates will be possible to existing resources or events, and no new events or resources can be added. Members wishing to register for events will be able to do this, except for on 20th September. We apologise for any inconvenience, however are really excited for you to see our new site!

South West

Welcome to CAS Regional Centre South West

The School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (SoCEM) at Plymouth University has a long tradition of supporting local teaching staff for computing related subject knowledge. For over 10 years members of staff from within the school have been involved in outreach activities, going into schools to deliver talks and practical sessions. These activities have either been carried out as part of personal contacts or through the Research Centres, such as CSCAN, that are part of the University. Events have included evening meetings, invitations to project showcase days, specific computing taster days, residential events, competitions for year 8s, Safer Internet Day and Security related days.

Over the last couple of years, SoCEM has initiated and supported the CAS Hub for Plymouth bringing the CAS initiative into the region. Close collaboration with the original Master Teachers, along with colleagues in the Plymouth Institute of Education allowed the University to support the start of the centre.

The Regional Centre is made up of a team of 2 people from Plymouth University. These are Shirley, an academic from SoCEM with advanced subject knowledge alongside and Beverly who works part time as Outreach support for teachers across the region.

Regional Centre Info

Week of September 20

  • Sep 23 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • CAS Exeter Secondary Community Meeting - Back In/To School

    We are really looking forward to welcoming our community of teachers to our first meeting of the year. The prospect of returning to face-2-face contact with students is likely to fill us with both joy and apprehension. What teaching activity are you most

Week of September 27

  • Sep 30 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • CAS Inspire: Supporting the health and well-being of teenagers

    Jo Morton-Brown works as an Emotional Health Practitioner with Flourish, blending different roles into one; she is a BACP accredited school-based counsellor, a family support worker and a provider of training to adults on mental health in children and you

Week of October 4

  • Oct 5 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Trainee Teacher Introduction to CAS

    This session is aimed at Primary and Secondary trainee teachers, outlining how CAS can support you on your teaching journey. Attendees will be entered into a prise draw to win a copy of newly released book "How to teach computer science"

  • Oct 5 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Make winners of your computational thinkers!

    BEBRAS is an international competition to find the world's best computational thinkers. It's a great way to challenge pupils aged 8+ to use their problem solving skills and receive a certificate. I'll be showing you how to use BEBRAS problems as starter

  • Oct 6 from 1:15PM to 1:45PM
  • CAS Amesbury Mixed Community Meeting

    Open Agenda On Secondary Computer Science

  • Oct 6 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM
  • CAS Community Leader Induction

    A session for new CAS Community Leaders, and any Community Leader who did not attend in the last academic year, to find out more about how you can work with and build a successful community. Also how CAS supports, recognises and celebrates you as a Commu

Week of October 11

  • Oct 12 from 4:00PM to 4:45PM
  • CAS Inspire: Exploring careers through Digital Schoolhouse

    Digital Schoolhouse, together with Nintendo UK, uses play-based learning to engage pupils and teachers with computing. This session will explore how Digital Schoolhouse can be used to deliver teaching through play, and what careers can be found within the


All Events

CAS Regional Centre South West covers Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol City of, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles Of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire

CAS South West (Plymouth University)
Plymouth, PL4 8AA



Regional Centre News


CAS South West Outreach Support

Published by Beverly Clarke at 2017-01-24 13:48:18 +0000

Beverly Clarke, CAS SouthWest Outreach Support, CAS Master Teacher. Former CAS Sunbury Hub leader and now co-leader of the CAS Plymouth Hub.


"The fun to be had – and thus the learning – is enormous. "

Published by Philip Anley (posted by Simon Humphreys) at 2016-03-01 13:50:06 +0000

Philip Anley, Bishopstone Priomary School, is a CAS Master Teacher and leader of Swindon hub. Philip writes about his experiences with the new curriculum in his school with the active support of his H...

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