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Raising Attainment in Computing

We live in a computer-based world. It is absolutely vital that our children understand how computers work, how to use them, and how to stay safe around them. This full-day training course will look at all aspects of the computer curriculum, as well as how to use technology to support and inspire learning across the curriculum.

  • Requirements and misconceptions in the national curriculum for computing
  • The difference between computer science and digital literacy and how children can achieve high standards in both
  • Ways to use computers and computing in other subjects
Duration
1 day
Price
£265 + VAT
Time
9:15 - 15:30
Available
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COVID-19 update

The 2014 Curriculum renamed “ICT” as “Computing” and shifted the emphasis considerably towards the programming aspects of computer science. One negative of this otherwise-welcome change was a drop in the time spent using and applying computer software for research, presentation and other skills. This full-day course, part of our Beyond the Core portfolio, explores ways to raise standards in both of those areas. The training will:

  • Increase your confidence in programming concepts and terminology
  • Offer easy-to-implement strategies and activities to improve teaching and learning
  • Explore computing in the context of “cultural capital” and Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework
  • Enable your school to continue its journey towards excellence.

Audience:

  • Class teachers and teaching assistants (all years)
  • Computing coordinators, curriculum leads
  • Senior leadership

Further information

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses. Please see our livestream dates below. 

We plan to resume in-venue courses as and when government guidelines safely allow us to do so.

Live stream and recorded courses

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    LIVE STREAMING
    30 April 2021
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      LIVE STREAMING
      29 September 2021
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        LIVE STREAMING
        26 November 2021
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          Courses at venues

          LONDON
          24 June 2021
          Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
            DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
            09 July 2021
            Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
              BIRMINGHAM
              06 October 2021
              Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
                LEEDS
                20 October 2021
                The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
                  LONDON
                  08 November 2021
                  Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
                    DURHAM/NEWCASTLE
                    16 November 2021
                    Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
                      MANCHESTER
                      26 November 2021
                      Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT

                        This course as an INSET Day

                        Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

                        Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

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