National Centre for Computing Education
The Department for Education has renewed its funding for STEM Learning to deliver the next phase of its national support for computing education in England.
The National Centre for Computing Education will be continuing to provide comprehensive support and an invaluable resource to improve the quality of computing education for young people in England.
The National Centre for Computing Education has made a huge impact over the last four years, with successes including delivering the Computer Science Accelerator to over 7,400 secondary teachers, equipping them with expertise to teach GCSE Computer Science with confidence. Since August 2022, our local Computing Hubs in the West Midlands have delivered over 1,100 CPD courses.
Yet, there is much still to do, with the digital sector growing at pace, and computing and digital expertise consistently in high demand. It is vital that young people have the essential foundational knowledge to become digitally literate citizens who can access and be successful in their choice of education and careers.
Quality teaching is pivotal to improving pupils’ classroom experience and influences young peoples’ decision to take their studies further – it is the single most important in-school factor for improving pupil outcomes.
Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb said: “The National Centre for Computing Education gives teachers the subject knowledge and support they need to teach the computing curriculum.”
Read more about the National Centre for Computing Education, and the impact of its work over the last four years here.
I know that colleagues from our Computing Hub are in regular contact, sharing details of their courses both remote and face-to-face.