Computer Science appointed as a NCCE Regional Delivery Partner

Posted on 21 February 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Computer Science at the University of York have been appointed to be a Regional Delivery Partner for the newly-established National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) for the Yorkshire region.

The National Centre for Computing Education’s vision is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education. A comprehensive package of support has been developed to ensure young people are taught the digital skills they need to thrive economically and socially, and maintain the country’s position as a leading global digital economy.

We are elated to be part of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform computing education, building on the strong foundations established by Computing at School (CAS) and others. Dan Toms, CAS Regional Coordinator (Secondary) & Paul Willcox, CAS Regional Coordinator (Primary), will continue to support the development of teachers in our region as NCCE Delivery Coordinators.

Dr. Christopher Power, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science says:

"We have spent 10 years collaborating with our partners at the National STEM Learning Centre, BCS Computing At Schools and subject leaders throughout the region to deliver training to over 1500 teachers. We are very fortunate and excited to have this opportunity to continue to bring improved support for computing education throughout Yorkshire."

Working in partnership with nine other Regional Delivery Partners across England, we will be running courses for primary & secondary teachers across all key stages, ensuring that teachers of computing will be able to access a range of exciting and engaging CPD opportunities, regardless of their location or level of computing knowledge.

Gill Collinson, Head of Centre & Partnerships at STEM Learning says:

“The National Centre for Computing Education is delighted to partner with the University of York, with their highly skilled team at the Department of Computer Science able to offer an impressive track record of supporting computing education across primary and secondary. The team at the University of York are a key strategic partner for the National Centre of Computing Education, and we look forward to working with them on many ongoing, and future collaborations.”