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Support for Secondary Senior Leaders

Funded by the Department for Education, the National Centre for Computing Education offers a comprehensive range of support for schools and colleges, including free resources and high-impact training, to drive school improvement and pupil outcomes.

How we can help you and your school or college

The Computing Quality Framework

The Computing Quality Framework helps you and your leadership team assess your computing offer. Use our guided journey to:

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in your computing curriculum
  • Gain feedback and suggested actions, including relevant resources
  • Track progress towards achieving our accredited Computing Quality Mark

Guidance for offering computing

We offer guidance to schools finding it challenging to offer computing, and those in priority areas. Our subject matter experts will work with you to:

  • Identify your specific needs
  • Develop an action plan
  • Recommend courses to support progression

How we can help your teachers

Professional development courses

Our courses help you and your staff to develop outstanding computing teaching, build confidence and reduce teacher workload.

To support teacher participation, we offer financial support to state-funded schools and colleges across England. All courses are fully-funded or low-cost, with generous subsidies for supply cover

Check your eligibility

Nationally-recognised certification

Help your staff attain their career goals and meet the rise in student demand, with our Subject knowledge certificate. It supports current and aspiring computing teachers to develop the knowledge to teach computer science up to GCSE.

Our follow-on Secondary certificate builds on this, as well as advancing pedagogy.

View Subject knowledge certificate

Full curriculum resources for Key Stages 3 and 4

Free, time-saving resources to enhance provision and support planning across the computing curriculum.

It includes teacher guides, curriculum maps, lesson plans, worksheets, homework, assessments and more, in formats that make it easy to adapt it to meet the needs of your learners.

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How we can help you and your students

Isaac Computer Science is our free online learning programme for A level and GCSE computer science students and teachers, providing learning materials that cover the AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas, OCR and WJEC curriculums.

Discover Isaac Computer Science

Explore our partners

Building young peoples’ skills is an essential part of our commitment to developing a world-leading computing education. Our educational partners offer complementary programmes to help your school or college provide inspirational computing activities and extra-curricular experiences for your students.

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

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

Bebras UK

Bebras UK

The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. It is organized in over 50 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing.

Work with us