Whether you’re new to your leadership role, or looking to develop your prior experience, this course will build confidence and clarity allowing you to succeed. Written by experienced department leaders, and based in the most recent evidence of 'what works', you'll come away with an informed set of goals and the tools to make it happen.
You’ll explore how to ensure rapid progression through Key Stage 3, by ensuring formative and summative assessment is planned effectively. You’ll get the opportunity to look at the expectations of attainment at the end of Key Stage 2, identify strategies and tools, to ensure progression right through the key stage, putting your students in the best possible position to take on GCSE computer science.
Over this two day residential, you’ll explore a wide range of different topics, you’ll complete the following two courses:
You'll participate in live face-to-face CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. You'll take-away ready-to-use and successful teaching approaches from experienced teachers, supported by the latest research and evidence.
This is a residential course at the National STEM Learning Centre, York. Meals and overnight accommodation are included for participants for the duration of the course.
If you wish to extend your stay in York, bed and breakfast will be available at the centre’s on-site accommodation at a discounted rate of £43+VAT per night. You can email [email protected] to secure this rate, providing their course booking information and confirming the night(s) they would like to stay.
Who is it for?
New and aspiring curriculum leaders of computing in secondary schools, or those responsible for Key Stage 3 computing.
Access to this residential is free for teachers who’ve already completed the Computer Science Accelerator programme and work in a state-funded school in England. Simply use the discount code found on your Teach Computing Dashboard.
New subject leaders of secondary computing – you’ll get to grips with the different aspects of your role as a leader; you’ll develop a positive and viable vision for the computing department; how to develop the capability of the teaching team; building a successful curriculum; the impact on students, including how to successfully use data; and finally, explore the differences between leadership and management.
Assessment and progression in KS3 computing – during the second day, you’ll explore assessment and progression from the end of KS2 through to GCSE; formative and summative assessment; and assessment in programming.
How long is this course?
This residential is two days in duration, you’ll complete approx. 12 hours of CPD.
How will you learn?
Hands-on experiential learning with the collaborative support of your peers. You’ll receive expert advice and instruction from experienced classroom practitioners.
By the end of this CPD package you will:
Improve their understanding of the role of a computing subject leader
Develop a vision and lead the development of the department, confidently engaging with school leaders and inspectors
Understand the capability of the teaching team and how to help individual teachers to develop, utilising a range of support
Be confident in establishing the curriculum intent and monitoring its implementation and impact
Be aware of what progression looks like through KS3
Plan assessment models and apply particular assessment techniques suitable for progression in programming