Computing at School Network of Excellence Courses

The Computing at School Network of Excellence (CAS) offers free meetings to support the development of the computing curriculum in primary schools.  CAS has a community of over 11,000 professionals, including teachers, academics, industry professionals, school governors and parents. Working with CAS, CTSN delivers local computing CPD courses.

These local CAS courses are hosted by CAS Master Teachers, such as Peter Gaynord. Peter is a KS2 teacher and Master Teacher in the Network of Excellence for the Teaching of Computer Science and also Specialist Leader of Education in the Cambridge Teaching School Network. Peter currently teaches at Hardwick and Cambourne Community Primary School. He has a first-class Computer Science degree and many years' industrial experience. He is primary-trained and is a Computing At Schools (CAS) Master Teacher. Peter is now in his eleventh year as a full-time general KS2 primary school teacher. His passion is to help children receive an exciting and relevant education in computing that leads to them enjoying the superior rewards of being technology creators and not simply technology users. More recently, in his role as Master Teacher, he is trying to support primary colleagues to successfully embrace the challenge of delivering the new computing curriculum. His aim is for other primary teachers to witness the pleasure their own children gain from developing capability in this exciting subject. 

CAS (Computing At School) hosts a regular meeting of Cambridgeshire teachers to share ideas and resources on how to teach the new primary computing curriculum. These meetings are aimed at all primary teachers, heads and subject coordinators who desire to learn more or share expertise about teaching the new computing curriculum. 

See below for details of current CTSN Computing at School Network of Excellence courses.

Date Time Course Location Cost

Tuesday 21st March 2017

6.00 - 7.30pm CAS Cambs Hub Meeting Histon and Impington Junior School, CB24 9JA No charge

 Programme for 21st March session, hosted by Graham Hastings and Jamie Mitchell who are both CAS Master teachers:

  • The BBC Micro:bit for complete beginners
  • The Micro:bit as a device for teaching physical computing.

This event is aimed at interested teachers from primary schools and for those who use the Micro:bit with Year 7 & 8 children. All those who are just interested in the Micro:bit and what it can do are welcome to attend.

Click here to book. 

Date Time Course Location Cost
Thursday 23rd March 2017 4.00 - 6.00pm CAS Cambs Primary Hub Meeting Hardwick and Cambourne Community Primary School Cambourne Campus,Sheepfold Lane,Lower Cambourne, CB23 6FR No charge

Programme for 23rd March session, hosted by Peter Gaynord, who is also a CAS Master teacher:

This is a session to introduce BBC Micro:bit for primary and Quantum assessment:

16.00 Round table, refreshments and networking

16.10 Introduction to BBC Micro:bit

17:30 Assessment using project Quantum

17:55 Feedback, survey and close

Light Refreshments available.  Although this event is free please visit the course information page to book: