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London, Surrey & West Sussex Hub - Secondary Overview 2023 +

by Helen Lavelle


London, Surrey and West Sussex Computing Hub
Secondary Overview

Who are we?
We are one of 30+ Computing Hubs across England, led by schools and colleges with excellence in teaching computing. Our hub is based at
London, Surrey & West Sussex

Newstead Wood School
Avebury Road
Kent BR6 9SA
T: 01689 853626
Hubs support schools and colleges to provide a high-quality computing education to all young people.

We will work with you to identify your computing needs and provide a targeted programme of support to help embed this key subject in your school. Support includes high-quality CPD with subsidies; teaching and learning resources; and school-to-school support.

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Vision and Background
Our vision is for every child in every school in England to receive a world-leading computing education. And it's in secondary education that we build strongly on the foundations set in the primary years, and prepare students for further study, rewarding careers and citizenship. 
The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is funded by the Department for Education and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England.
Run by a consortium made up of STEM Learning, and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, our vision is to achieve a world-leading computing education for every child in England.
Computing Community
Subject Matter Experts
We offer fully-funded consultancy and guidance to primary schools located in local authority districts 5 or 6 through a network of computing education specialists, called Subject Matter Experts. Your local expert can help you to complete a three year action plan to improve your computing offer, and identify the most appropriate CPD to upskill your staff.
CAS Communities of Practice
Communities of Practice - run by Computing at School (CAS) - are local networks of computing teachers that share expertise, resources and best practice to encourage strong and effective teaching.
Find your local community
Secondary Certification
Teach Computing offers a comprehensive range of support for secondary schools to develop inspirational computing teaching

We help address a challenge faced by many senior leadership teams in secondary schools and colleges - recruiting and retaining teachers with the skills to provide high quality delivery of the computing curriculum.


Improve your subject knowledge and gain confidence with our nationally recognised certificates:

Subject knowledge certificate

Our professional development programme, Computer Science Accelerator, is designed to help you develop or refresh your subject knowledge. Find out more

Teach secondary computing

Following on from the Computer Science Accelerator, gain the confidence to take your teaching practice to the next level. Find out more
Courses are fully funded to state maintained schools
Subject Knowledge Certificate
Certificate awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Computer Science Accelerator is a professional development programme for teachers, funded by the Department for Education, leading to a national certificate in computer science subject knowledge.

The programme will help you develop or refresh your subject knowledge up to GCSE, with subsidies available for state-funded schools and colleges to support your learning.

Who is eligible?
current and aspiring computing teachers
suitable for all abilities, from little or no experience in teaching computer science to experienced teachers looking to deepen their subject knowledge
How much does it cost?
There are no fees to pay for teachers in England who work in state-funded schools and colleges and trainee teachers, supply teachers or teachers returning to the state sector.