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Support for Secondary Senior Leaders

Future proof your computing department

We offer free, flexible support to a challenge faced by many school and college senior leadership teams - recruiting teachers with the skills to provide high quality delivery of the computing curriculum.

Computer Science Accelerator

The Computer Science Accelerator offers high impact, professional development which can upskill your staff, increase the number of computer science teachers in your school and improve the quality of teaching, which could lead to improved student attainment.

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Over 1,000 teachers with all levels of experience have taken advantage of our wide range of courses, fully funded by the Department for Education and available to start immediately.

Programme benefits

  • Fully-funded - bursaries are available for state-funded secondary schools and colleges, with up to £1,800 available for every teacher who completes the programme.
  • Flexible - teachers can learn face-to-face, online or remotely, during or outside of school hours.
  • For everyone - teachers in any subject have the opportunity to develop the subject knowledge to teach GCSE computer science - from non-specialists to those already teaching at this level.
  • Grow your curriculum - our programme can help you to strengthen your computing offer, whether your school already offers GCSE computer science or is looking to enhance KS3 provision first.
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What do teachers say?

“The bursary has had a real, visible impact. We have been able to invest in our department, getting laptop computers for our students and robots for our coding clubs. We’ve also now got so many resources for our lessons that have come from all of the courses I took, which my colleagues are using now too.”

Anne Cuffe Davies

Anne Cuffe Davies
Computer Science Teacher

Teach Computing Curriculum

Your school or college can also benefit from our curriculum, which contains everything you need to teach computing at key stages 1 to 4, including lesson plans, homework, assessment and an innovative progression framework.

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