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Education recovery: We've developed a special curated collection of CPD, resources and wider support to inspire your teaching, improve your knowledge, inform your assessment and save you time whilst you address lost learning.

The essential toolkit for primary computing teachers

Training and enrichment to help you teach and lead the computing curriculum and improve learning across your school.

We also have dedicated pages for:

Primary senior leaders Early careers teachers

Certificates

Designed for primary teachers from all backgrounds who want to improve their knowledge and teaching practice.

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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Bursary support

We offer bursaries to teachers working in state-funded education in England.

Courses

Develop your understanding of a specific topic, your pedagogical practice or get help as a beginner. We offer bursaries to teachers working in state-funded education in England.

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Introduction to primary computing Featured

Introduction to primary computing

Ideal for beginners, this course covers the whole computing curriculum at an introductory level, including programming essentials using Scratch.

Live remote training
days vary 5 hours
Primary programming and algorithms Featured

Primary programming and algorithms

Be prepared to teach algorithms and programming to all ages of children, helping them develop their understanding through effective pedagogy.

Live remote training
days vary 5 hours
Programming pedagogy in primary schools: developing computing teaching Featured

Programming pedagogy in primary schools: developing computing teaching

Investigate a range of pedagogical approaches for teaching programming to primary pupils

Online course
4 weeks 2 hours per week

Resources

Our free resources provide everything you need to teach computing at key stage 1 and 2. They include curriculum maps, lesson plans, slides, assessments and activities.

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Year 2: Creating media - Digital photography

Learners will look at how different devices can be used to take photographs and will capture, edit, and improve photos. They will use this knowledge to recognise that images they see may not be real.

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Year 4: Programming A – Repetition in shapes

This unit is the first of the two programming units in Year 4, and looks at repetition and loops within programming. Pupils will create programs by planning, modifying, and testing commands to create shapes and patterns.

Contributing partners

Our educational partners offer complementary programmes that enrich and enhance the curriculum, bringing computing and computer science to life.

Barefoot

Barefoot

Deliver the computing curriculum brilliantly, with free workshops, helpful online guides and engaging lesson plans and resources. Barefoot makes computing easy to teach and fun to learn, with or without a computer.

Discover Barefoot

Code Club

Code Club

An extracurricular club for young people aged 9 to 13. Clubs are organised by teachers and volunteers, and supported by free projects and resources from Code Club.

Start or join a club

STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors

Relatable professionals who support learning, raise aspirations and illuminate careers - including those in computing and the digital sector - face to face or virtually, free of charge.

Engage with STEM Ambassadors

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Your local network of expert computing support.

Computing Hubs

Providing local training and support for teachers across England, our Computing Hubs are led by schools and colleges with an exceptional track record in teaching computing.

Meet your local hub

Communities of Practice

These local networks of computing teachers are forums to share expertise, resources and best practice. Run by Computing at School (CAS).

Join a community

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Our computing specialists offer fully-funded consultancy and guidance to schools and colleges who meet our eligibility criteria. They’ll work with you to develop a tailor-made action plan.

Contact your local SME