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 April 19

  • Apr 22 from 3:45PM to 4:30PM
  • Using STEM Ambassadors to support Curriculum Delivery

    STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free of charge resource for teachers and others engaging with young people inside and out of the classroom. Get an update from the South West Peninsula hub and hear about the benefits of using a STEM Ambassa

  • Apr 22 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Q&A with Exam Board OCR

    Since exams were cancelled in January, teachers and students have been waiting to hear how grades would be awarded this summer. The DfE and Ofqual have now announced how GCSE, AS and A Level students will get results. Subject Advisor at OCR, Ceredig Catta

Week of May 3

  • May 5 from 3:45PM to 5:30PM
  • CAS Community Leader Induction

    An induction for new CAS community leaders, covering first steps as a community leader, administration and branding, along with community leader development and recognition.


Week of May 10

  • May 10 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
  • Webinar Community Meeting

    CAS Communities, just like schools, can benefit from building partnerships with external organisations such as businesses, industry and universities. Such relationships can help with contextualise learning, careers information, work placements, volunteers

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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