About Us

The Norfolk and Suffolk Computing Hub is one of the national hubs established by The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE). The NCCE is funded by the Department for Education and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England.

The National Centre for Computing Education – run by a consortium made up of STEM Learning and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has established a national network of 38 Computing Hubs to deliver a school-led system of leadership of education across England, with a vision to achieve a world-leading computing education for every child in England. The network is led by schools and colleges with an exceptional track record in teaching Computing.

“We are privileged to be part of the NCCE’s drive to provide a world-class computing education for every pupil. Join hundreds of teachers across schools from KS1 to KS5 who have benefitted from our comprehensive free training and support.” Adam Gibson, Hub Lead.

Our Team

Adam Gibson

Hub Lead & ECT Specialism (Secondary)

Adam Gibson is an experienced teacher of computer science having delivered the subject at A Level for almost 25 years,
and at GCSE since its inception.

Originally (and still) a geography teacher, Adam can empathise with the non-specialists that much of the training available is appropriate for, and he uses this to support and encourage colleagues who may feel in unfamiliar territory. He became a CAS Master Teacher on an early cohort and will testify to just how valuable this has been to him. As well as Hub Lead, Adam is an NCCE Lead Facilitator, ISAAC Facilitator, Head of Department and CAS Dereham Community Leader.

Adam, along with our Primary & Secondary SMEs, can help you understand the full offer from the NCCE, provide bespoke support, and identify the most appropriate pathway for teachers in your school.

Get in touch at adam_gibson@neatherd.org.

Tracy Chamberlain

ECT Specialism (Primary)

Tracy has been a teacher for 16 years and is Primary Computing Lead for the Norfolk Hub. She has worked with the NCCE for as an SME, engaging with over 100 primary schools in the East of England. Tracy is also a Lead Facilitator for NCCE and likes nothing more than a challenge!

Get in touch at t.chamberlain@stem.org.uk.

Helen Steward

Primary Phase Lead

With a career spanning over twenty years in education, Helen has held diverse roles in both primary and secondary settings, giving her an insight and experience into the barriers and opportunities that are around computing in different settings. In her most recent school role, she led computing across the school, supporting staff, pupils and the wider school community to develop the best curriculum for the pupils. During this time, support and training from the Hub enabled her to develop the skills and knowledge needed to do so. 

Passionate about computing, she studied for a MSc in Computing Science at UEA in 2022/23. She is delighted to be able to pass on the support that the Hub can offer, and her passion for computing science, in her role with the Hub. She enjoys a challenge and looks forward to supporting teachers and schools in Norfolk.

Get in touch at helen_steward@neatherd.org.

Robert Hodges

Secondary Liaison & CQF Lead

Robert’s background was originally as a business studies teacher and teaching various different ICT courses. With the changes in curriculum, he has worked hard to develop his subject knowledge in computer science. This work has included completing GCSE Computer Science Subject Knowledge Certificate and the Teach Secondary Computing course. He is now working on completing his facilitator courses which he hopes to use going forward. Away from computer science, Robert is the Careers Leader at Neatherd and has completed his NPQSL.

Get in touch at robert_hodges@neatherd.org.

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