The primary aim of Computing At School (CAS) is to promote and develop the teaching of computing in schools by supporting teachers. One way to achieve this is to provide teachers with a local forum (Hub) to share ideas and mutual interests. These Hubs form the foundation of much of the work of CAS. CAS Hub meetings are for teachers, run by teachers.
They seek to provide the opportunity:
for teachers to meet in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with refreshments
to share ideas and resources
to receive informal training
to gain mutual support from discussing teaching methods with colleagues.
Furthermore, CAS derives much benefit from drawing in members from Universities and industry as well as schools. The CAS Hub provides a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from local higher education institutions and local employers.
What is a CAS Hub?
A CAS Hub is a meeting of teachers and lecturers who wish to share their ideas for developing the teaching of computing in their schools, their classrooms and their community. It is a meeting of like-minded professionals with the general objective of supporting each other and the specific aim of providing (at least) one idea that can be taken and tried in the classroom.
The success of a CAS Hub relies on local teachers committing to the Hub and the vision and direction provided by the Hub leader(s). One meeting per term is as much as most teachers can manage. This is supported by online discussions and follow-up via the CAS website where each Hub has their own dedicated space. Most CAS Hub meetings are a face-to-face event, but each local community is different. The style and format of the meeting is up to the discretion of the Hub Leader and online Hub meetings do take place especially for our international CAS Hubs. However, the face-to-face meeting remains one of the most effective forms of communication; they can create a great deal of energy and motivation amongst those who attend.
Sunbury Hub Leader on running a CAS Hub
How to find your nearest CAS Hub
To find your nearest CAS Hub either use the Hub list below or visit the CAS home page at http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/ and enter your postcode. You will then be able to see which CAS Hubs are closest to you. Clicking on the name of the Hub will then take you to the Hub webpage where you will find contact details.
What does a Hub Leader do? - Exploding the myths
Running a CAS Hub has been described as 'low maintenance - high impact'. Sharing the responsibility for running a group between two or three people lowers the maintenance level even further!
It does help to have a working teacher as one of the Hub leaders, to ensure that every meeting fulfils the brief of being of practical help for working ICT/Computing teachers. As an absolute minimum, every meeting should offer a 'takeaway' idea or resource that could be used in the classroom the following day/week/term. We don't want the meetings to be just 'talking shops'.
How do you become a CAS Hub Leader?
The CAS Hubs are run by teachers for teachers so if you think that you would like to run a CAS Hub, why not get in touch? You don't have to be an expert in computing as the Hub Leader is the meeting facilitator not the fount of all knowledge! Quite a lot of teachers have become Hub Leaders so that they can work with a group and learn from them. For more information about becoming a CAS Hub Leader please visit http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/cas_hub_leader
Wales is undergoing a major reformulation of its entire school curriculum, due for full implementation by 2021. The ‘Digital Competence Framework’ (DCF) is the umbrella phrase now in use in Wales, a descriptor which was introduced by the Donaldson Review. The DCF is in its draft implementation.
The DCF is a broad cross-curricular entitlement alongside literacy and numeracy but unlike England it does not directly include Computer Science. Thus the initial focus of professional support and development in Wales may be different from that of England. The development of the DCF, rather than a Computing curriculum, implies a greater focus focus on what is more commonly known to CAS as ‘digital literacy’.
CAS Rhos North Wales Hub is run by Emily Drennan at Gr?p Llandrillo Menai in North Wales.
She aims to share activities for teachers interested in the new computing curriculum through Hub meetings. Everyone is welcome!
The South Wales Valleys CAS Hub is lead by the Technocamps coordinator for East Wales. The meetings will be held at the University of South Wales Treforest Campus and serve all schools and teachers in the local area. The Hub meetings will be a mixture of information sharing, guest presentations and activities along with networking opportunities, curriculum discussion and member- lead discussion. Please contact Laura Roberts if there is anything you would like to raise at a meeting. email@example.com.
This covers the area of South Wales generally east of Bridgend but there is no fixed boundary. Meetings will be held either at the University of Glamorgan, in Cardiff or anywhere else in the area. I try to plan meetings so we can also go to the South West Wales meetings in Swansea. Please get in touch if there is anything you’d like to talk about or support you need!
I am the Hub leader for South East Wales but I am (in my day job) Head of ICT (and Computing!) at Y Pant School in Rhondda Cynon Taf. I have a large and successful department to manage and we’re delivering GCSE Computing for the first time in September 2012.
Ian Jones has taken over the CAS Bristol Hub group and looks forward to welcoming secondary teaching colleagues and peers from around the area. He looks forward to welcoming old and new CAS members to the Launch meeting. Come along for networking support and more!
CAS Dartmoor Primary Hub is run by Matt Smith from Okehampton Primary, which is a Lead School in the CAS Network of Teaching Excellence. He looks forward to welcoming fellow teachers to the group and offering networking opportunities and support in teaching computing to primary teachers in the area.
The launch meeting will be held on Thursday 5 October at Okehampton Primary school. Please book your place in advance!
Paul Carter and Marcus Lang would like to welcome new members to their hub, where they want to offer informal networking and mini CPD opportunities to explore best practice in teaching computing at primary level.
The next meeting of the hub will be 16 May. Look forward to seeing you there!
CAS Exeter Secondary is run by Laura Burt who is Head of Computing at The Maynard School. The Hub is run at St Luke’s Science and Sports College. She is pleased to welcome teaching colleagues from Primary and Secondary schools in the area and looks forward to meeting you at their regular group meetings.
Phil Gardner, CAS Master Teacher, CAS Hub Leader has stepped down from running this hub group. Thanks Phil for all your great work.
We are looking for a new hub leader for the Mid-Devon hub. If you are interested in taking on the role please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative hubs can be found in Exeter, Plymouth, Axminster, Exmouth, Holsworthy, Torbay and of course Somerset. Exeter Central Library and Torbay Library regularly host Raspberry Pi meetings. Exeter also offers the Linux User Group. All thoroughly recommended.
The CAS Mid-Cornwall Hub group is for both primary and secondary teachers and is run by Lorraine Drybrough at Bodmin College. Everyone interested in introducing computing as a subject in the curriculum or those developing computing aspects of the Computer Science curriculum are welcome. The Hub will meet once per term in an informal setting to share skills, knowledge and resources in a collaborative network. The first hub launch meeting will be held on 16th September 2015. Please get in touch if you have an idea for an activity or wish to get some computing CPD
The CAS North Devon hub is launching at Pilton Community College and welcomes Primary and Secondary teachers to the group! Bill Harvey and Fred Barber look forward to meeting you and finding out how to best support the Computer Science teaching community in the area.
This new group invites teachers to come and share an engaging place where colleagues can feel safe to share innovative ideas and practice with like-minded individuals. Rich Williams and Bryan Moore from the Network of Excellence Lead School, Bradley Stoke Community school look forward to meeting you.
CAS Somerset Primary is run by Ben Stradling, CAS Master Teacher, from his school at Wincanton. He looks forward to welcoming new members to the group to explore ways of introducing computing into the primary curriculum.
The Somerset hub meets termly at Millfield School in Street but suggestions for more meetings and venues are always welcome. Most hub meetings involve a number of practical workshops so that you can try out new ideas.
Jo Hawkes from Woodlands Park Primary is leading the CAS South Hams Primary hub and hopes to offer an informal network to support the continued introduction of the new Primary Computing Curriculum to primary teachers from all schools outside of the central Plymouth area, in the South Hams and in surrounding areas.
Come and join us for a warm brew, an opportunity to meet teachers from other schools facing the same challenges and make a shared leap forward into the brave new world of Computing!
CAS Swindon hub group is run by Tom Campbell from Commonweal School. Whether you have been offering computing in your curriculum for several years, or are planning on introducing GCSE in the next academic year we look forward to seeing you at the meetings!
We also want to know what CPD you’d like in the Swindon area, so let us know your views!
Clare Nevinson and Emma Leballeur would like to welcome both Primary colleagues to our Teignbridge CAS Hub. We hope to attract members from across the district after identifying a need for a Hub more local to the area (but welcome members from further afield too!) Our Hub offers a friendly, informal place to discuss developments in computing; share ideas and resources with colleagues and other professionals and keep informed with further CPD opportunities.
CAS West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is run by Simon Elliott, Mounts Bay Academy in Penzance, part of the CAS Network of Excellence and an Apple Regional Training Centre, Regular, free training sessions are available covering KS1 to 4 Digital Literacy, Information technology and Computer Science topics. The Hub will focus on sharing the skills and knowledge that are already present in schools, to offer a supportive and collaborative community, with the aim of delivering a relevant and high quality curriculum in local schools.
Simon looks forward to welcoming people to this new group.
CAS West Devon is run by John Richards from Holsworthy College. He is pleased to welcome teaching colleagues from primary and secondary schools in the area and looks forward to meeting you at their regular group meetings.
The CAS Wiltshire Hub is based at CAS Central and oversees the other groups in Wiltshire.
In the north of the county there are the CAS Swindon Secondary Hub, run by Tom Campbell at Commonweal School and CAS Swindon Primary Hub run by Phil Anley from Bishopstone school.
In the South of Wiltshire there is CAS Salisbury Hub group, which offers support to Secondary and run by Alastair Barker. If CAS members from any other area of Wiltshire are interested in running a CAS Hub group from their school, please get in touch with me!
Tim Eaglestone Head of Department at Dorothy Stringer and CAS Master Teacher, and Roomee Ahmad from Blatchington Mill school are the Hub Leaders for this group. They would like to welcome new members to the group and welcome suggestions for items to be covered in the programmes of future meetings.
As a hub located centrally in Kent our focus is on providing support to create a self-sustaining network to enhance the teaching of computing across both Primary and Secondary schools.
Though our base will be in Canterbury we will also be able to utilise our extensive Kent wide campus locations as well as holding meetings in partnership schools who wish to share particular expertise or equipment. We will meet termly (i.e. six times a year) but this can be extended depending on the interests of participating teachers and schools. Our focus will be introducing and developing the Computing Curriculum, supporting teachers towards moving towards CAS Master in Computing status, support around Teachers as Researchers as well as linking CPD to further academic accreditation with a computing focus.
We also aim to ensure that our student teachers with an interest in computing and STEM can meet and work with a range of teachers and educators across Primary, Secondary, FE and HE.
The Hub is run by Karl Bentley (Primary) and Stephen Lea (Secondary). The first meeting is planned for 19 November. We look forward to meeting new members!
The CAS Chichester-Bognor hub is based in Bognor Regis and run by Kamaran Fathulla from the Chichester Business School. He welcomes teachers from the local area to attend Hub meetings which will offer networking and practical support. The first meeting on 11 September will present on Objects in Python.
CAS Eastbourne Hub group is run by Dr Aidan Delaney from University of Brighton.
The Eastbourne CAS Hub is an open and friendly peer-support network for those interested in teaching computing. We span all key stages and answer questions at any level. Our aim is to be a supportive environment to grow the skills of those who teach computing in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas. Feel free to come along whether you work or live in the area.
The CAS Epsom & Ewell Hub is run from Glyn School, by Jane Harding , CAS Master Teacher and other Teaching colleagues from the multi-academy trust.
There are many local schools that come to Glyn School for help and advice when it comes to running the computing curriculum. We would like to have a set, official venue for these schools to come to and to share knowledge.
Tori Rudd from Brookfield Community School would like to welcome teachers from Fareham and the Meon Valley as well as teachers from further afield. She would like the hub to offer an informal meeting and networking place, sharing ideas that would work across many key stages as possible.
Alex Shea (Hautlieu School) welcomes you to the CAS Jersey Hub.
The Hub offers members the opportunity to network, collaborate and learn about exciting ways to deliver the new computing curriculum and embed computing across the curriculum. The hub meets will explore both primary and secondary curriculums and is open to anyone with an interest in using computing within the delivery of their curriculum.
The CAS Mid-Kent Hub group is based at Maidstone Grammar and run by Kevin Young, a CAS Master Teacher. He’d like to offer teachers in the area the opportunity to discuss issues in introducing computing into the curriculum and share successes!
Matthew Wimpenny-Smith and Gillian Green would like to welcome you to the first CAS Oxfordshire Primary Hub group. They would like make stronger links between state and independent schools and to develop and pool resources and knowledge.
Watch this space for the date of the launch meeting!
The CAS Portsmouth hub is run by Robert Topp (Principal Lecturer School of Computing), Simon Marsden (Senior Lecturer PGCE ITT Computer Science) and David Hill(Education Liaison and Outreach Coordinator) with support from Dr Matthew Poole and Emma Duke Williams. Simon was a secondary HoD and Master Teacher, David provided a similar role in primary. We aim to offer support to teachers in introducing the new computing curriculum.
Ani Costello from Ringwood School is a trainee CAS Master Teacher and the CAS Hub Leader for this refreshed South Coast hub. David Robinson from Ringwood school is a co-hub leader. They would like the hub to support the local community in a variety of roles as requested by the hub community. Please let them know if there is anything specific you would like to see at a hub meeting.
Jonathan Mitchell from Winton Primary is a CAS Master Teacher and the co-CAS Hub Leader for the group and will offer activities for Primary Teachers.
The aim of the South East Kent Computing Hub is to provide a positive and mutually supportive network for teachers of ICT and Computing from Primary and Secondary schools in the Folkestone, Dover, Deal, Ashford and Marsh areas. Focus on improving and developing delivery and assessment of this rapidly developing subject, we aim to provide support on assessment, resources, schemes of work. Aswell as interpretation and delivery of the new Computing curriculum.
This hub has been renamed from the CAS Wessex hub as it is now permanently hosted by the University of Southampton, STEM Learning and is hosted by Tig Williams, Rob Blair, Phil Bagge and Les Carr.
The current plan is to hold regular hub meetings at the University of Southampton (at least once per term) and include practical training where necessary based on the original “Computing & Cake” pilot project set up by Les Carr.
Recently the hub has been opened to cover primary and secondary sectors.
CAS Swindon Primary hub group wants to attract all primary teachers in the Swindon area to share ideas on teaching computing concepts to KS1 and KS2 in a fun and enjoyable way! Plenty of ideas to be shared and lots of networking and cakes!
James Summerson from The White Horse Federation and Philip Anley from Bishopstone are the Hub Leaders who welcome everyone to the group. The meetings are a joint CAS/RIG event and are held at the offices of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, North Star House.
The CAS West Sussex group is run by Chloe Wheal, Director of ICT & Computing at Durrington School, Worthing. All Secondary and Primary ICT teachers and Heads of department for ICT are welcome to the group meetings to discuss the introduction of computing into the school curriculum.
Welcome to the Barking and Dagenham Hub. We are launching our brand new hub in October and welcome teachers with all levels of computing experience to come and join us. The hub is run by Gillian Bratley, Advisory Teacher for Barking and Dagenham.
We are passionate about helping students to increase their knowledge and skills in Computer Science and to develop their computational thinking skills. We are keen to meet other Computer Science teachers to share knowledge and skills of teaching Computer Science in order to help students succeed and achieve in their Computing studies.
The Bromley Primary Hub is based at St Mary Cray Primary Academy. We aim to provide a network for primary schools in the area. We hope that you will come along to the meetings to share expertise and experiences amongst local colleagues. If you would like to suggest things that we can include in future Hub meetings or think you could deliver part of a session then please get in touch with Jo.
CAS Croydon is run by Sarah Ingrams, Head of ICT & Computing at NMBEC (Norbury Manor Business Enterprise college). We hope to create a friendly environment that allows for sharing, supporting, and discussion with regards to the computing curriculum. We would encourage people to bring SoW and resources that can be discussed and ideas shared.
Chris, CAS Master Teacher, SLE Computer Science and Head of Department of Computer Science at Dartford Grammar, is the hub leader. The hub represents a group of schools in Dartford, Medway and Gravesham. They also work closely with the University of Greenwich’s School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences.
They run several CPD sessions for teachers on a variety of subjects. Please contact Chris for more information.
Welcome to the East London Hub, We usually meet at City and Islington College at Angel, on at least one Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon per term. The hub is jointly run by Ceinwen Hilton and colleagues at City and Islington, and William Marsh at Queen Mary, University of London.
Hackney Learning Trust partners with 49 primary schools and 16 secondary schools providing up to date computing information, advice, guidance and hands on support. We already offer inspirational training events and now believe it is time to broaden our reach, to expand our thriving tech teaching community beyond Hackney’s borders. Please come along to our events and also let us know what you would like to see on our agenda.
We are here to offer the opportunity for teachers to meet in a relaxed and informal atmosphere; share ideas and resources; receive training, and gain mutual support from discussing teaching methods with colleagues.
UCL Department of Computer Science is a global leader in research in experimental computer science. Its degree programmes recognise the ever-increasing importance of computer systems in fields such as commerce, industry, government and science. Throughout history the department has had a big impact on computing in Europe – notably establishing the first connection to the precursor of the Internet outside the US. It continues to create innovative technologies and change lives with computers.
CAS London (South East) is now run by Trevor Bragg, CAS Regional Coordinator and Teacher from Townley Girls School Bexleyheath. He is planning a lively programme of activities and CPD. Get in touch with Trevor if you want to find out more, or offer to present at one of their meetings!
Welcome to the CAS South Tottenham hub. We will be meeting at Gladesmore Community School in South Tottenham for at least one meeting per term. The hub leader is Igli Gjozi, supported by colleagues, from Gladesmore Community School.
Both Secondary and Primary School colleagues are welcome to join the meetings.
Date of launch meeting - 11th November 2014,
time 16:30 pm - 18:00 pm.
Welcome to the Waltham Forest Hub.
We are based at Norlington School and 6th Form in Leyton, which is a Lead School as part of the Network of Excellence.
Our aim is to provide a forum for Computer Science teachers to discuss issues around the curriculum as well provide training.
Our hub has the intention of supporting the development of computer science studies, particularly but not exclusively, in Westminster. We aim to work together with our local colleagues to coordinate useful support, activities, CPD and other opportunities.
This term, Summer 2017, we’re focusing on meeting local teachers, with the intention of holding our first meeting in the first half of the September term.
The CAS Bedford Hub is run by Jackie Samosa, from Mark Rutherford School. She aims to offer a range of computing CPD activities for teachers and an opportunity for networking and discussion at Hub group meetings. If you’re a teacher and you’d like to present on a relevant topic at the meeting please get in touch with her!
Bob Higham and Caroline Moore are running the East Suffolk (Primary) hub to showcase what computing activities can be run at KS1/2 and to support the development of a strong collaborative local network.
They welcome involvement from IT professionals based in the area who can help with these activities.
CAS Herts & Borders Secondary Hub is run by Neil Rickus, CAS East Regional Coordinator, at the University of Hertfordshire.
Neil looks forward to welcoming new and old members to the first meeting of the term October 5.
The Norfolk CAS Hub meets once or twice per term at the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich.
If you are in Norfolk, please come along to our Hub meeting and sign up for email news (here).
We do have a website http://norfolkcashub.org
to celebrate and share information but we co-ordinate our discussions and meetings via this CAS Community site so please post questions and discussion topics here.
Jez Thompson from Open Academy Norwich is the Hub Leader.
CAS North Essex hub is run by Paul Child from the Stanway school.
The hub is looking to build excellence in computing education in a North Essex area, with a particular emphasis on vertical integration from Primary through to Higher Education. Paul welcomes everyone to the hub and will be holding the launch meeting in Spring.
Janice Knox and James Searle will be running the South Bedfordshire CAS meetings. We are aiming to provide opportunities for discussions, sharing of good practice, training and support. Please contact us if you would like to make any suggestions for meetings/sessions and/or if you would like to run any of the sessions.
The CAS Stevenage Primary Hub is run by Dan Cumberland, CAS Master Teacher.
I would like the hub to be a supportive environment where we support each other and share resources. I would be looking to have visitors to share ideas and innovations and give demonstrations of new and upcoming technology.
I’m really looking forward to creating a creative, collaborative hub where we can dispel the myths of teaching Computing and share a passion for this fantastic subject!
CAS Waveney Primary Hub looks forward to meeting local primary teachers in the North East of Suffolk. Suzie Gray and Bob Higham host the hub group and meetings are usually held at Brampton Primary School
Please make use of the local discussion group to lets us know of any particular needs or areas of interest and how well (or otherwise) the roll out of the Primary Computing curriculum is going. Waveney Discussion Group
Jo Plumb is running the CAS West Suffolk Primary hub and looks forward to welcoming new members to the launch of the hub from primary schools in the area.
Find out more about the latest FREE resources available to help you teach computing at KS1 and KS2.
CAs Birmingham (Central) hub has been set up by Duncan Maidens from Birmingham City University (BCU) to offer teachers based in Birmingham City a nearby after school location for a CAS group. Shahbaz Farooq has come on board as co-Hub Leader with Duncan to support the group. Look forward to seeing new and existing members. All welcome!
This Birmingham South Primary Hub group is being run by Jacintha Smith, CAS Master Teacher at Yardley Wood School. She looks forward to welcoming you to the CAS group meetings for informal networking and discussion of the Computing curriculum!
The hub is run by Alethe Bailey and Andrew Czismadia. They’re looking forward to meeting new Primary and Secondary members on 26 April at their Python and Barefoot Computing session at Newman University, supported by Andrew Webster CAS Master Teacher.
CAS Dudley Hub is now run by Rebecca Franks of the Kingswinford School. She is an active CAS member and is Secretary of the CAS #include group. She welcomes new members to take part in the hub group! You don’t need to work in Dudley borough to come along to the termly meetings.
The CAS North Worcs Primary hub is run by Anne Blandamer from Fairfield First School.
She currently runs a termly meeting of IT coordinators of First Schools in the area and would like to open these up and become a CAS Primary hub to be open to all! She looks forward to welcoming new members to the group! Watch this space for the first official CAS Hub meeting - Summer Term!
The CAS North Cotswolds Hub is run by CAS Master Teachers Rhys Froggatt and Amanda Tudor from Chipping Campden School. They would like the North Cotswolds Hub to be a place for teachers to meet, share ideas and learn from one another in practical ways as well gain valuable CPD from CAS Master Teachers of Computing with different specialisms. They look forward to creating a supportive community.
CAS North Worcestershire hub is run by Steff Walker, CAS Master Teacher at South Bromsgrove High Academy Trust. We are located in the southern end of Bromsgrove.
She looks forward to welcoming old and new members and ascertain need for specific computing CPD training sessions. Plenty of opportunity to share ideas and network at our Hub meetings.
CAS South Shropshire Hub is being launched by Dale Jones, longstanding CAS member, Experienced ICT/Computing teacher, Head of Department at Ludlow CE School. He looks forward to welcoming everyone to their first meeting! If you’d like to present, or have any ideas of what you’d like to discuss get in touch with him.
The hub is run by Deborah Ball from Dosthill Primary school. She is looking forward to inviting local primary school teachers to the hub to discuss the new Computing curriculum and how Primaries can integrate Computing into their schools.
CAS Stratford was established in 2014 to support all Primary and Secondary teachers of Computing in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. All are welcome to join and/or attend our informal and friendly meetings to share ideas, resources, concerns and needs.
Last year we delivered practical, hands-on INSET, organised Raspberry Pi workshops for students in KS2 and 3 and contributed to the Recursion Computer Science Fair.
The Hub will be arranging a number of CPD opportunities throughout the year as well as Computing-based events for students of all ages. Please get in touch with Richard Barfoot to find out more.
Stratford CAS Hub Leader: Richard Barfoot email: email@example.com
Home Venue: King Edward Vi School, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB
The Walsall Primary Hub is based at Bentley Federation. We regularly hold joint meetings with our Secondary Hub partners at the Walsall campus of The University of Wolverhampton. We aim to provide a network for primary and secondary schools in the area. We hope that you will come along to the meetings to share expertise and experiences amongst local colleagues. If you would like to suggest things that we can include in future Hub meetings or think you could deliver part of a session then please get in touch with Dawn or John.
We would like to welcome Teachers from Warwickshire to a new hub group. The first meeting is planned for Tuesday 13th June for Primary colleagues in the area. We plan to meet once a term with light refreshments.
Please book a place!
CAS Derby Hub is run by Matthew Parry of Swanwick School and Sports College and Susan Tarrant of Derby University. They look forward to meeting you at their meetings - we meet Mondays three times a year.
CAS Leicester North Primary hub is led jointly by Debra Bailey, Headteacher and Jo Badge, Computing Lead teacher at Rushey Mead Primary school. We are committed to sharing good practice and learning from each other’s experiences with the new computing curriculum. Trained as a Google Certified Teacher , Jo was previously an elearning technologist at the University of Leicester before entering teaching in 2012. The North Leicester primary hub will aim to be a place for teachers to meet, share ideas and learn from one another in practical ways as well gain valuable CPD from CAS Master Teachers of Computing. This CAS hub is supported by Nick Overton and Rikesh Jariwala
We are launching our Mansfield Hub on 6th July 2017 at All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy. This hub is for Primary and Secondary teachers, and we will provide space for networking, sharing of ideas and resources, and we will bring presenters to share teaching ideas and tools.
CAS North Derbyshire hub is run by Christopher Dixon of Tupton Hall School and Richard Potts of Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School. We aim to support our local primary and secondary schools, working together to develop a community of teachers who can share ideas and skills , so that we can deliver computing to our students in a consistent and knowledgeable way.
We are based in a lovely rural village in the south of Leicestershire. The school has been supporting others with their ICT for the past ten years and look to continue this with the formation of the Hub. Look forward to meeting, supporting and sharing with fellow teachers.
Max Foster would like to welcome people to the CAS Wolds Primary Hub based at his school. Max will be running the CAS Wolds Primary Hub. We aim to share activities for primary teachers interested in the new primary computing curriculum. Everyone is welcome!
The Bradford Hub is run by Christine Harvey from Bradford Grammar School, and Matt Moore from Green Lane Primary. Our aim is to encourage technologists, coders and educationalists in the Bradford area to meet, share and collaborate on issues relevant to the new computing curriculum. Looking forward to hearing from CAS members and non-members who wish to join and contribute to our hub.
The East Riding and Hull CAS hub is run by Eric Sherwood from Hull Trinity House Academy . He has taken over from Sam Knott at South Holderness. There will be representation from Hull University Computer Science department too! Please get in touch if you want to join or contribute to the group, we look forward to hearing from you!
Martin Coleman would like to welcome people to the CAS East Riding Primary hub based at his school.Martin will be running the CAS East Riding hub. With the aid of other cluster colleagues, we aim to share activities for primary and early secondary school teachers. Everyone is welcome !
The Leeds Trinity hub is run by Andy Brownless (senior lecturer at Leeds Trinity University) and Ian Needham (Lead Teacher based at Abbey Grange Academy). Our aim is to encourage technologists, coders and educationalists in the Leeds area to meet, share and collaborate on issues relevant to the new computing curriculum. Looking forward to hearing from CAS members and non-members who wish to join and contribute to our hub.
We welcome teachers with any level of experience.
The official reasons for having a hub are here.
For me, its a chance to share problems, possible solutions and to have a better idea what is happening at Primary and Secondary for our students. The first meeting will give you a chance to say what you need, and future meetings will be planned around these needs.
We are a local community hub based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. We aim to support and develop links with local primary and secondary schools to help with the implementation of computer science in the region. Please contact us if you feel we can help you in anyway.
Sheffield & South Yorkshire Primary CAS Hub is dedicated to helping Primary teachers teach the new Computing Curriculum. We will have at least 3 meetings a year and each meeting will be full of practical tips and advice on how to deliver Computing in School. We welcome Computing teachers of all abilities to our Hub meeting.
The York CAS Hub is a collaboration between the National STEM Centre and the Department of Computer Science, University of York.
The aim of our meetings is to provide the opportunity for local teachers to:
share ideas and resources about how to inspire young people into computer science
develop a local community group to support computer science in education
provide informal training and knowledge about computer science as a discipline
support connections between teachers, local universities and industry
If you would like to come to share something, ask lots of question, or just listen and have some refreshments, you are more than welcome!
If you have any specific ideas for future hub meetings please get in touch.
The Cheshire West and Chester Primary hub is run by Paul Strickland, a CAS master teacher working at Guilden Sutton Primary School.
The aim of the hub is to support primary school teachers and computing subject leaders in developing their skills to deliver the primary computing curriculum effectively through training, support and the opportunity to network and share best practice.
If you would like to find out more please email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org and you are more than welcome to join us at one of our termly meetings. We look forward to seeing you there.
CAS Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC) is run by Amy Welsh. She looks forward to welcoming new members to the group. We aim to share knowledge, ideas and resources for the Computing curriculum and to discuss the different ways of teaching computing at Key Stages 1-5.
The year we are looking at offering more sessions looking at different aspects of the curriculum, looking into the theory needed at KS1-2, KS3 and GCSE and beyond.
The CAS East Cheshire Hub is run by Andrea Sanders from Brine Leas School.
Everyone interested in developing computing as a subject or those developing computing aspects of the Computer Science curriculum at any key stage are welcome.
The Hub will meet once per term in an informal setting to share skills, knowledge and resources in a collaborative network. Please get in touch if you have an idea for an activity or wish to get some computing CPD.
We are a new group of teachers that teach KS3/KS4/KS5 Computing/Computer Science. We are always looking for new fellow professionals to join our newly formed group. Within our meetings, we will be discussing any hot topics that might arise throughout the year, help with moderating coursework and CPD will be delivered on new tech.
If you want to get involved then please either contact me via twitter or email.
A newly incorporated Hub based out of the Blue Coat School in Oldham. The hub leader is Andrew Mkandawire, a newly qualified teacher and subject specialist holding a BSc in Computer Forensics and Security.
The CS department consist of two other highly experienced teachers also both subject specialists.
We are looking to offer our support through meetings, demonstrations and workshops to secondary schools in our local area.
If you would like any further information, do not hesitate to contact us using the details above.
Keep your eyes on this page for detail of our upcoming first launch Hub meeting in January 2017.
The CAS Salford Hub is run by Claire Garside of the Ten Centre, Harrop Fold Specialist College, Salford. The Salford Hub is planning a lively programme of events to help support the introduction of computing into the school curriculum. Hub meetings will be bi-monthly during this first academic year. Happy to change this with session feedback :)
Claire welcomes all new members and hopes to see you at future meetings in Salford!
Joanne Hodge is leading the Sefton Primary Hub and wishes to welcome new members to the group who have a range of computing experiences and backgrounds, be it novice or expert! She is hoping to support new members who want to offer exciting computing activities at Key Stage 1 and 2.
The South Manchester Hub is based at Acacias Community Primary School and is jointly run by the CAS Master Teachers - Ben Davies and Sally Jordan. The CAS South Manchester Hub is planning to share resources, best practice and provide a forum for both secondary and primary teachers to gain practical advice and support in delivering the Primary Computing National Curriculum.
The CAS Tameside Hub is based at Tameside College and has a new leader in Dan Evans. the group would like to work with all CAS members within the wider Tameside, regardless of their teaching level.
We are keen to help all teachers of computing to develop their skills and technical abilities. We will offer a range of supportive sessions linked to delivering a new curriculum. We will also work to ensure seamless learner progression from KS1 to KS4 andonto approporiate post-16 pathways
The Wirral Primary CAS Hub is a space for local teachers to share ideas, activities, great practice and their experiences of teaching Computing. We are also able to use the wide network of CAS experts to help schools develop this curriculum area, by raising teachers’ subject knowledge and confidence, as well as using innovative practice to challenge our more able children.
If you are open to sharing ideas for the continued introduction of the Computing Curriculum, then we would love to welcome you to our next event.
Tom Sale from Mereside Primary School is leading the CAS Blackpool group.
Meetings will be held every term where possible and are intended to provide support, free CPD, resource sharing and the opportunity for networking for primary teachers from the surrounding area or even further afield.
CAS Craven - Settle - Hub is run by Emma Partridge from Settle College. She’s looking forward to welcoming new members to the group and offering shared support and discussion on how to effectively offer Computing in the new curriculum.
The Cumbria - West - CAS Hub group is being launched by Wendy Bowe at Cockermouth School. She hopes to run termly CAS meetings at different venues around the West Cumbria area. She looks forward to welcoming new members to the meetings.
Helen Baron is running the CAS Kendal and South Lakes Primary hub, which hopes to welcome new members from the Primary community in the area to discuss ways of introducing computing activities into the KS1 and KS2 curriculum.
CAS Morecambe Bay Hub - run by Theresa Russell from Morecambe Community High School (Secondary Section) and Tom Clarke from Westgate Primary School (Primary Section). We are setting up and brand new hub to cover the Morecambe Bay area and look forward to welcoming you to our meetings.
Please get in touch if you have an idea for an activity or wish to get some computing CPD.
This group will have strong connections with Lancaster University and University of Cumbria. The group will be for both Primary and Secondary teachers. We are very friendly and have cake!
We are the Preston Hub
Alan O’Donohoe runs hubs @ UCLAN once a month and focuses on computing skills for all years
Helen Catterall has a secondary focus running hubs at least once a term from ATS
We welcome all attendees for refreshments, discussion and training and look forward to seeing you there.
CAS South Lakes Hub group is run from the Queen Katherine School in Kendal. We have just reformed the group and look forward to welcoming you to our meetings. Please get in touch if you have an idea for an activity or wish to get some computing CPD.
Julie Edwards from Chantry School, Morpeth is a CAS Master Teacher, NoE Lead School contact and leading the new hub, welcoming all teachers from primary, middle, secondary to the group. The first meeting is on 9 Dec. Please book online. She looks forward to meeting new members and working with existing CAS members!
The first hub in the North East continues to keep on keeping on. With the plethora of hubs now available in the best part of the world we tend to focus on the Tees Valley, though everyone is welcome from far and wide and we regularly have people travelling from Tyne and Wear, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.
We tend to move around so we don’t get too stale, but Mark is based at Egglescliffe School in Eaglescliffe, just past the bottom end of Stockton on Tees.
We always try to include at least one practical workshop session at each meeting as well as discussions and group activities to devise resources, create plans and share moderation.
At least one meeting per year is a joint meeting with the Teesside Primary Hub, helping primary and secondary colleagues to share ideas.
CAS Teesside primary hub is run by Dan Mount. The hub is currently looking for ideas for the spring term hub. Popular suggestions so far include a study of digital literacy, and hands on programming work.
If you would like to attend the next hub, or have suggestions regarding content, please contact Dan.
CAS NE Scotland is run by Claire Griffiths, who offers a lively programme of events. The hub has been running since November 2011. The hub meets at Moray College each term where Claire also runs an active Computing Club (Coderdojo Moray/Code Club). If you have any questions about the hub or the club please contact Claire (see left).
The CAS SE Asia (Bangkok) hub are a group of like-minded Computing teachers from predominately British international schools around Thailand and South East Asia. The purpose of the group is to share ideas, resources, teaching materials and strategies to make Computing an exciting, challenging and enjoyable part of our schools’ curriculums.
A notable aspect of the group is the desire to share and harness existing knowledge held by members to support and train other within the group in a wide range of different areas relating to Computer Science. Our current focus is mainly related to the replacement of ICT with Computing in the new English National Curriculum, and the delivery of the IGCSE and Advanced Level Computing qualifications.
Calling on all Berlin-based teachers at international as well as German schools, interested in tinkering and coding from Primary school onwards, to join the newly launched Berlin Hub of CAS (Computing At School). Discover a wealth of free computing and e-safety resources, share experiences and ideas and help introduce computing, coding and digital skills at schools in and outside Berlin :-)
Alle Berliner Lehrer (an internationale als auch Deutsche Schulen), denen ‘tinkern’ und programmieren in der Grundschule wichtig ist, sind herzlich eingeladen der Berlin Hub des CAS (Computing at School) beizutreten. Entdecke eine Fülle von kostenlosen Ressourcen für zum Beispiel Programmierung und Internet Sicherheit, teile Erfahrungen und Ideen, und unterstütze Schülern dabei, sich schon von der ersten Klasse ab, mit Programmierung und digitale Kompetenzen vertraut zu machen. Auch Interessenten außerhalb Berlins sind herzlich eingeladen!
CAS Berlin is run by Annemieke Akkermans of the Nelson Mandela School. She looks forward to welcoming teachers from German and International Schools who are keen to support computing in their curriculum, at both primary and secondary level.
We believe that all students should have at least one dedicated computing lesson per week, from 1st grade to upper secondary school. That teachers deserve to be trained to teach computing and that they may freely and easily access the best resources available, on- and offline.
The CAS curriculum and resources offer all this and more. A community that wants the best education for our students and children. Teachers, trainers, parents, organisations in and outside of Berlin; let’s work together to improve our students’ Digital Skills!
Like https://www.facebook.com/computingatschoolberlin for direct access to great materials and easy collaboration with Berlin teachers.
Training, sharing and support group for international teachers of computer science, particularly in Europe.
David would like to offer both primary and secondary teachers in Stockholm and the wider International school community the chance to get together once a term and discuss what is working for them with the teaching of this new and exciting subject.
A friendly support group for teachers of computer science who might find themselves geographically isolated from the CAS network.
Designed to be run by members, for the members to help our teaching of computer science. initially HUB meetings are joint primary and secondary as many International teacher are both. Second half will be primary to allow senior teacher to move on with something else.
Training, sharing and support group for international teachers of computer science.
We are all still experimenting with ideas and it is easy to feel isolated in international school around the world with this so an oppurtunity to link with the UK CAS and share ideas and forthcoming promotions from CAS.
CAS Gwangju Hub is in Gwangju City in South Korea. The Hub is run by Man Choi an elementary teacher. The Hub aims to support other elementary teachers in Gwangju City as they begin to adopt the new software education (computer science) curriculum being implemented by the South Korean government.
Dr Volkmar Hinz from the Faculty of Computer Science at Otto Von Guericke University, Magdeburg welcomes all those Computing teachers and interested IT professionals to the CAS Magdeburg Hub group to share ideas on teaching computing.
CAS Shanghai PUXI is run by CAS Master Teacher Kieren Reynolds at British International School Puxi. He looks forward to welcoming new members to the group and building a network of support for teaching computing.