Focus on the CAS hubs

Introduction

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.


Sunbury Hub Leader on running a CAS Hub

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Latest CAS hub news

Creative Computing for KS3 - FREE course

Published by CAS on 2018-10-25

Computing At School, in association with Microsoft UK, are delighted to announce a course for new and aspiring Heads of Computing in secondary schools.

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CAS Hub Group Award at CAS Conference

Published by Claire Davenport on 2018-06-20

The winners of the recent CAS Hub Group Awards were announced at the CAS Conference Saturday 16 June, University of Birmingham.

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CAS Hub Leaders Spring Newsletter 2018

Published by Claire Davenport on 2018-03-28

CAS Hubleaders Spring Newsletter available now

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Nearest CAS Hub Group too far away?

Published by Claire Davenport on 2018-03-12

Is your nearest CAS Hub group too far away? Or is your nearest CAS Hub group a Secondary group and you're a Primary teacher?

Further information

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.

Click on the following link to go to the Hub Leader Toolkit. This will provide you with "How to" guides and other resources to support you in your role as a CAS Hub Leader.

Get Hub Leader Toolkit

Click on the following link to download the CAS Hub Leader handbook. This will provide you with all the information you need about running a CAS Hub.


Get CAS Hub Leader handbook

If you would like to become a CAS Hub Leader or would like more information please email cashubsupport@bcs.uk

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Where is my nearest hub?

Contact Us

Yvonne Walker / Claire Davenport
CAS Hub Co-ordinator
Email: cashubsupport@bcs.uk
Mobile: 07545942261