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

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London, Surrey and West Sussex Computing Hub
Primary 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 have a world-leading computing education.
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, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, our vision is to achieve a world-leading computing education for every child in England.
Primary Certification
Starting computing education early is vital to setting young people on the best pathway.
The primary computing curriculum is designed to equip pupils with the skills they need to besuccessful and creative with technology, extending learning beyond ICT.

We can help you to develop the confidence to unlock core concepts at Key Stages 1 and 2 and to integrate creative computing in your teaching.

Curriculum teaching resources (

Key Stage 1 (

Key Stage 2 (
Courses are fully funded to state maintained schools

Contact your local computing hub for support and funding options:
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

Teachers from state-funded schools or colleges

From 1 April 2023, all NCCE teacher CPD, including online, face to face, residential and remote courses, is free for state-funded primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Trainee, supply and returning computer science teachers

Courses which are part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme are free to trainee teachers, supply teachers and returning computer science teachers.

Teachers from independent schools

£75 for short courses or a fee of £220 per full-day course is payable for independent schools for any of our face to face or remote courses. Course fees are payable upfront, and the cancellation and no-show policy applies.

More information can be found here