We are Odyssey Computing Hub and are one of 30 across England who are part of the Teach Computing project.
Pates Grammar School, in partnership with Adfecto, is delighted to be awarded Computing Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).
The NCCE was set up in November 2018 by the Department of Education to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE, AS and A level, particularly girls and those in disadvantaged areas, and to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills in England.
We intend to support teachers by offering local, face to face training and facilitating networks of teachers, professionals and subject leaders. We are also able to provide advice and guidance pertaining to the computing curriculum and to signpost you to resources and other professional bodies who can help.
Our area includes:
• City of Bristol
• North East Somerset
The training, resources and support on offer cover the curriculum from Key Stage 1 through to A level and cater for all levels of subject knowledge and experience. There are generous bursaries available to facilitate release time from school and an opportunity to gain a nationally-recognised qualification.
In addition to the support provided by the Computing Hub, there is a wealth of developing material for teachers of all key stages on the Teach Computing website. By the end of July, there will be free teaching plans providing complete coverage of the national curriculum, including presentations, assessments, pupil resources and curriculum graphs. Many are already available. There are also podcasts, blogs and pedagogy quick links, all designed to provide teachers with the most current advice and information in an easily digestible format.
All of the above can be found on the Teach Computing website: https://teachcomputing.org/