Courses

If you have any questions about the courses we offer, please contact us at teachcomputing@neatherd.org.

Computing Quality Framework (CQF) Information Event

BESPOKE SUPPORT

Know what the new Computing Quality Framework is and how it can benefit your organisation. The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Computing Quality Framework is intended to help schools review their progress in developing the computing curriculum. Ideal for heads, executive heads, trust CEOs, all senior leaders, governors, trustees and subject leads. Directors of improvement, those with responsibility for technology in education. The framework takes you through each aspect of computing, helping you to access the NCCE’s wide range of resources, report, and progress. The development of the framework was funded by the DfE. When you are able to show good practice, you can apply for the nationally recognised NCCE Computing Mark, awarded by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Date: 23rd June 2022

Time: 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Fee: Free

Bursary: N/A

Foundation Knowledge of Computer Science for KS3 and GCSE (Face-to-Face)

CSA ACCELERATOR

A high-quality computer science education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computer science forms the core of the computing national curriculum, a foundation subject and a vital aspect of a broad and balanced curriculum for all learners. If you’re new, moving towards or an existing teacher of KS3 GCSE Computer Science, then this course will allow you to explore the foundation subject knowledge required to teach computing as part of the national curriculum. The sessions within this course are designed to give you the subject knowledge around key topics such as algorithms, data representation, hardware and programming, whilst also exploring useful and engaging strategies for delivering this content in the classroom.

Date: 20th June 2022

Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Venue: Lintott Control Systems, Norwich, NR5 9JD

Fee: Free

Bursary: £220

Higher Attainment in Computer Science – Meeting the Challenges of the Exams (Remote)

BESPOKE SUPPORT

This evidence-based CPD aims to raise knowledge amongst teachers of how to achieve the most out of your students, whilst preparing for their GCSE exams in computer science. Whether you’re already teaching computer science or completely new to the subject, this course is designed to support your understanding of how to increase student attainment at GCSE level. Within this course you’ll receive insights into accurate assessment to aid centre assessed grading, explore the key terminology used in exams and how this should be approached by students. Explore structured methods of teaching towards extended writing and programming exam questions, plus top tips from experienced teachers of how to pick up marks in exam papers.You’ll also discover the importance and research behind retrieval and interleaved learning. 

Date: 22nd June 2022

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Fee: Free

Bursary: £220