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New College Swindon and Lawn Manor Academy are collaborating to launch a new National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), Computer Science Community, for Secondary School Teachers and FE Lecturers.

The official launch of the Computing at School (CAS) Community will take place at New College on 10th July 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Tony Gilbert Assistant Curriculum Manager Computing, Business, Travel and Hospitality at New College and Mary-Ann Harris, Director of Creative Technologies at Lawn Manor, will be coordinating the Secondary Community in Swindon, and will be leading the official launch.

There are many communities and hubs across the country, including a primary hub in Swindon. NCCE will be providing courses, which will allow teachers to up-skill and prepare for the current Computing curriculum, which will ensure students receive the best possible teaching on their courses. There will also be opportunities for teachers to collaborate and share ideas about trips, as well as applications and programmes, which can be promoted in the classroom.

A wide range of courses will be available to teachers, including Coding and Data Representation. These courses will be free to all teachers in Swindon as part of the NCCE. 

Tony Gilbert, Assistant Curriculum Manager Computing, Business, Travel and Hospitality at New College said:

“Mary-Ann Harris and I are delighted to be launching the Secondary School Community in Swindon. This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers across Swindon to collaborate and share new ideas to help our young learners in Schools and Colleges. There will be an array of free Computing courses for teachers to undertake to help with their development of the current Computing curriculum. The town have just been awarded a new IOT and it is important we collaborate together to give young learners the best possible chance of going onto Higher Education, securing a Digital Apprenticeship or a job within the town.”

Teachers and lectures within Swindon can book a place to join here: