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The essential toolkit for secondary computing teachers

Training and inspiration that grows your confidence and transforms your teaching.

The essential toolkit for secondary computing teachers

We also have dedicated pages for:

Secondary senior leaders Early careers teachers

Certificates

Improve your subject knowledge and gain confidence with our nationally recognised certificates.

Subject knowledge certificate

Our professional development programme, Computer Science Accelerator, is designed to help you develop or refresh your subject knowledge.

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Teach secondary computing

Following on from the Computer Science Accelerator, gain the confidence to take your teaching practice to the next level.

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Bursary support

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

CS Champions

Our team provide support and mentoring to help you complete the Computer Science Accelerator programme.

“The online courses let me go through the content at my own pace, while the face to face gave me more hands-on experience with practical programming.”

Kasim Rashid

Kasim Rashid
Maths and Computer Science teacher, London

“As a result of the programme, I am now a computer science teacher! The programme has given me the confidence to realise the skills that I have.”

Nigel Ferry

Nigel Ferry
D&T to Computer Science teacher, Gateshead

“Completing the Computer Science Accelerator has honestly changed my career. It has given me the confidence to do so many new things.”

Annie Cuffe Davies

Annie Cuffe Davies
ICT and Computing teacher, London

Courses

Begin your computing journey, develop your understanding of a specific topic, or improve your pedagogical practice. We offer bursaries to teachers working in state-funded education in England.

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STEM course Featured

Maths in computer science

Maths is firmly embedded at the core of computer science. During this course you’ll explore the foundational topics at the heart of mathematics and computer science.

Live remote training
days vary 5 hours
New subject leaders of secondary computing course Featured

New subject leaders of secondary computing

Develop the leadership skills and management practices to confidently coordinate an effective computing department.

Live remote training
2 days 9.5 hours
Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography course Featured

Introduction to Encryption and Cryptography

Discover the history of encryption and learn how it's used in the modern world.

Online course
3 weeks 2 hours per week

Resources

Free teaching resources for key stage 3 and 4. Everything you need to teach computing including lesson plans, slides, assessments and activities.

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Updated October 2021

GCSE: Data representations

This unit has been re-written based on your feedback, to have more scaffolding, unique lesson activities and content on data compression. For example the escape room activity in lesson 9, the image manipulation activity in lesson 10 and the Huffman coding activities in lesson 17.

Updated August 2021

Year 7: Networks from semaphores to the Internet

This unit begins by defining a network and addressing the benefits and importance of computer networks, before covering how data is transmitted across networks using protocols.

Subject knowledge assessments

Evaluate your students’ knowledge with our free, online, self-marking assessments. Each topic includes a pre and post teaching multiple-choice assessment.

Contributing partners

Our educational partners, including Code Club and STEM Ambassadors, offer complementary programmes that support teachers and students.

Looking for A level resources?

Isaac Computer Science is our free online learning programme for A level computer science teachers and students. Access our time-saving learning materials that cover the full OCR and AQA curriculums.

Discover Isaac Computer Science

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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