Computing At School North East Hub

Hub and Spokes

Originally uploaded by Thomas Hawk

Wednesday evening was the inaugural meeting, run by me, designed to get local teachers together to talk about and share ideas about including Computing in the curriculum from KS3 to KS5.

It was a bit of a “Field Of Dreams” moment – if you build it, they will come…

And thankfully, they did. We had 12 people, including two university academics, and lots and lots of good stuff came out of it. I go the impression that the teachers in the room came away feeling more confident that the teaching of Computing is a good thing and I know I came away with loads fo really good feedback about where CAS can move forwards and provide more support for teachers and for network managers.

The resources from the evening are posted on a small Google Site I created and the plan is to run another meeting next term.

So if you’re not a member of CAS and you are interested in Computing – get signed up. If you’re interested in Computing and live anywhere in the North East – get on my mailing list. And if you have a passion or an agenda of your own and you want to share it with others – do so!


CAS Teesside Hub

Hello, world

Originally uploaded by Bekathwia

I’ve mentioned Computing At School before on this blog – it’s a grassroots organisation focused on getting more Computing into schools, from KS1 to KS5.

Part of what they (we) do is to organise local hubs, where people can get together maybe once a term to share ideas, discuss what’s going on in the classroom, perhaps get a speaker or two in, run some workshops – you get the idea.

Well, on December the 1st, from 6pm-8pm the Teesside Hub will be meeting for the first time. The details can be found at and I’ve already got a number of attendees confirmed (1 is a number, right?).

So if you’re within spitting distance of Teesside and interested in Computing, come along. It’s free, there’s tea and coffee… did I mention it’s free?