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Denbigh School Computing Hub Covering Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire

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ABOUT

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The Denbigh School Computing Hub is based at Denbigh School in Milton Keynes and provides Professional Development for Computing Teachers across the region being part of a collaborative network of 39 Computing Hubs nationally.

The NCCE will provide teachers from Early Years Foundation Stage children through to Post 16 students, with the confidence, knowledge, and skills to teach computing effectively, in order to have the best possible impact on students’ learning and lifelong outcomes.

The Computing Hub region includes schools and colleges in Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire.

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WHO ARE WE

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Mr K Bartlam

Our Hub Lead Karl Bartlam is a qualified teacher of Computing/Computer Science within a secondary school. Within his years of teaching he has been involved in curriculum design at KS3 and been the lead teacher of A-Level Computer Science theory. Karl facilitates CPD courses for the National Centre for Computing as well as Isaac Computer Science. Currently he is the ICT support for Teaching & Learning for the trust where he helps support colleagues with technology within their classroom and introduces new technologies that might be useful to students and teachers. Karl is a MIEE and runs the Microsoft Showcase School for both Denbigh School and Watling Academy. Karl runs the CAS Mixed Milton Keynes community and is also the CAS master teacher for the region.  

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bartlamk@watling.academy

Our Primary Lead Rachel Vilder is a qualified teacher who has a wealth of experience in computing and using technology in the classroom. Her experience in schools allowed her to work as a previous Subject Leader Expert for the area, supporting local schools with their computing curriculum. She currently works as a Subject Matter Expert for STEM Learning and the National Centre for Computing, offering guidance and training for primary schools nationally, alongside facilitating CPD courses for the NCCE. Supporting Computing at School as a community leader, Rachel aims to keep on top of the ever-changing aspects of technology and computing, also being a Raspberry Pi Certified Teacher, Apple Teacher and Seesaw Ambassador. 

 

R Vidler
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vidlerr@watling.academy

OFFER

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Primary

 

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

Computer Science Accelerator

 

The Computer Science Accelerator Programme is a certified professional development programme designed to equip you with the subject knowledge and confidence to successfully teach GCSE computer science. This programme is funded and you will receive £920 per teacher for completion of which £300 should be given to departments.

Subject Matter Experts

 

We offer fully-funded consultancy from a network of subject matter experts, to support primary and secondary schools and colleges to improve their computing offer. Bursary funding is also available, payable to schools and colleges who meet the criteria below, upon completion of an action plan.

COURSES

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PRIMARY CORE

SECONDARY CORE

CS ACCELERATOR

CAS

Every child in every school has the right to a world-class computing education.

An understanding of computing enables citizens to make informed choices in our digital world. To get to that point, we need to encourage and equip school staff. The CAS community of teachers, academics and industry professionals provides access to a range of resources and local events supporting continuing professional development. Membership is open to all adults except students in Further Education taking school-level qualifications.

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EVENTS

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10/11/2020 – 19/11/2020

CAS AUTUMN EVENT

Online Events

(Free)

A free programme of online events running until Thursday 19 November.

The CAS Autumn Event, hosted by Computing at School, has a particular focus on cybersecurity, with NCCE experts, including Simon Roberts and Ben Garside are among the line-up.

19/11/20 & 02/12/20

ONLINE TEACHER CPD

Data Representation

(Day)

 In the first session participants will explore some of the fundamentals of data representation – binary conversions, hexadecimal, two’s complement, binary addition, binary multiplication and binary subtraction.

 

08/12/2020

LEGO First League

CAS MK Community Mixed

An exciting opportunity for local schools to boost their engagement in STEM activities with Lego First League.

This meeting is an overview of the competition & how we will support you with the Kit & Registration (lending 10 schools kit and supporting 10 schools with the registration fees)

NEWS

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LEGO FIRST LEAGUE

06/11/2020
 

The Denbigh School Computing Hub Milton Keynes is offering an exciting opportunity for local schools to boost their engagement in STEM activities with Lego First League.

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CAS AUTUMN EVENT

09/11/2020
 

We’re looking forward to the CAS Autumn Event which opens tomorrow, Tuesday 10 November, with a free programme of online events running until Thursday 19 November.

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SUPPORT

FOR REMOTE LEARNING
18/11/2020

Schools are now past the ‘emergency response’ phase of remote teaching and into more regular patterns of provision. How, then, can teachers of computing achieve the best possible teaching and learning outcomes?

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SUPPORT FOR PRIMARY SENIOR LEADERS CPD

Inspire your pupils with Teach Computing

Teach Computing is here to help your staff grow in confidence and build the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality, inspiring computing education.

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CONTACT

01908 330578
teachcomputing@denbigh.net

Denbigh School
Burchard Crescent
Shenley Church End
Milton Keynes
MK5 6EX