Computing At School (CAS) provide schools with local help and support with teaching computing, whether you’re a primary school teacher, a secondary school teacher, new to computing or an expert. CAS is a community of individuals who are passionate about giving children a great education in computing. It is a community of professional practice, which you can join as colleagues in a shared endeavour. The CAS Community members and champions run over 150 regional hubs where you can meet, talk, exchange ideas and share resources. Join CAS for FREE to become a member via there website here: Computing At School
East Devon and Exeter CAS Hub. Marcus Lang from Lympstone C of E Primary School and Paul Carter from Exmouth run the East Devon and Exeter CAS Hub. Hub meetings take place approximately twice a year. Marcus and Paul are CAS Master Teachers and their role is to support computing in other schools via the Hub meetings and by delivering CPD for schools.
Keep an eye out for the dates of future East Devon and Exeter CAS Hub meetings in the Exeter Consortium Newsletter.
Support for the computing curriculum. The CAS Master Teachers recommend the eLIM (e-learning and information management) Education Technology whole-school planning which is free and can be used as a ‘backbone’ for computing coverage for teachers to tweak and make it fit to their class topics. The planning (both short and medium term) is really good and staff enjoy that it also uses URLs to point to resources. It is based on having iPads and laptops. Link here for eLIM Education Technology
The Exeter Consortium are working with SWGfL to organise a range of subsidised courses to support computing in schools, including CAS Barefoot which is a great starting point for the new computing curriculum, link here for more information about Barefoot CAS
For more information about SWGfL courses for schools please contact the Exeter Consortium office on 01392 927171 or firstname.lastname@example.org