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Supporting schools to deliver excellence in computing

Computing skills provide exciting career opportunities and are essential for the futures of young people worldwide, but how do school leaders know that their school is on the right track to deliver an outstanding education in computing?

The NCCE Computing Quality Framework (CQF) is a free easy-to-use online tool that helps schools review, develop, and monitor their computing curriculum, identifying strengths and areas for development in line with Ofsted’s quality of education judgement.  It provides a pathway for schools to move from a basic to aspirational and innovative computing. Automated reports help school leaders keep track of progress and direct links to the NCCE’s free resources and support, saves schools time. A team is on hand to guide schools through the process, and schools may also receive support from their local MAT, or Computing Hub. Schools demonstrating consistently high attainment across the seven assessment ‘dimensions’ within the CQF can apply for the Computing Quality Mark, awarded by BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT), which recognises and celebrates the school’s progress.

The CQF provides;

  • a process for identifying strengths and areas for development
  • links to NCCE’s resources, targeted to a school’s specific needs.
  • opportunities for involvement across the school, from classroom to SLT.
  • support for developing additional strategies relating to SEND, diversity and inclusion, and careers,
  • accreditation via the CQF Quality Mark

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