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Support for school trusts

We offer high-impact support for school trusts to enable you to deliver a holistic approach to computing education, fully aligned to the operational reality of your schools and with national best practice.

Complete the form below to tell us how we can support you or to request bespoke consultancy from our education specialists, which is available free of charge to school trusts. One of our specialists will work with you to identify a forward plan to help you focus your time on the right areas to meet your needs, address challenges and realise your potential for growth.

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Helping you achieve high-quality computing education across your trust

Our training, resources and enrichment support the teaching and learning of computing from key stage 1 to A level and can help equip your teachers to strive for the best possible outcomes for students across your trust.

This includes helping you build on the Department for Education pillars of quality for academy trusts to help every child fulfil their potential by ensuring they receive the right support.

We can support with:

  • Curriculum
  • Student outcomes
  • Accessible to all
  • Enrichment
  • Destinations
  • School improvement model
  • Workload and retention
  • Continuous professional development
  • ECT and career progression

Key areas of support

Assess your computing provision

Our accredited Computing Quality Framework enables schools to identify strengths and areas for development within their computing curriculum and directs them towards resources based on their specific challenges.

It supports senior leaders and subject leaders within a trust to oversee the progress of all the academies, giving you access to:

  • reports of individual progress of each academy against the framework’s benchmarks
  • collated reports to help you identify average scores across the trust to best plan trust-wide engagements
  • certification and digital badge showcasing engagement with the framework

Making computing accessible to all

Female students are significantly under-represented in computer science, with only one in five entries from girls at GCSE and 15% at A level. We are supporting schools to break down barriers that prevent girls from choosing computing by providing training, resources and implementation support to increase their engagement in the subject.

I Belong: encouraging girls into computer science can help you create an action plan with strategies to make computer science more inclusive across your trust.

Continuous professional development for all career stages

Access high-quality continuous professional development to support career development and progression in computing. All our courses are free to teachers in state-funded education and can help them work towards one of our nationally recognised certificates, awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Our courses can support different departmental priorities, from subject knowledge enhancement for different career levels to developing pedagogy and leadership skills.

“In collaboration with the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), the Harris Federation strategically leverages tailored support to enhance computing education. We utilise the wealth of teaching resources it provides to deliver high-quality teaching and learning, while also ensuring our staff benefit from exceptional training opportunities. Our active participation in NCCE initiatives, including the Computing Quality Framework and the I Belong programme, enables us as a Federation to strategically plan and enhance our computing provision.”

Jonathan O’Donnell

Jonathan O’Donnell Senior Computer Science Consultant and AI Lead for Harris Federation