*NCCE have secured new funding that supports all state-funded schools on to their primary courses.
Originally the primary funding offered 1 free place on each course to priority state-funded schools with a £100 per day bursary. The new funding structure is available for all state-funded primary schools: 1 free place on each primary course (5 days in total) and £220 bursary per day.
This means that all state-funded schools can access the following:
Teaching and Leading KS1 Computing (2 day course): 1 free place plus £220 bursary per day (total of £440)
Teaching and Leading KS2 Computing (2 day course): 1 free place plus £220 bursary per day (total of £440)
Primary Programming and Algorithms (1 day course): 1 free place plus £220 bursary
Any other teachers from the same school that wish to attend will be at a cost of £35 per day and no bursary.*
A world-class standard of Computing education across all schools.
MGL is one of only ten National Delivery Partners for the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and its national programme of Teacher Training in Computing Skills at all levels. The NCCE is funded by the Department for Education and works with partners such as STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and the Chartered Institute for IT, with the vision of promoting better IT Skills training in all schools in the UK.
MGL can provide FREE resources, training and support for teaching Computing in any state primary and secondary schools and colleges from Key Stage 1 through to A Level.
What can MGL’s training partnership with the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) do for schools?
The NCCE is not a physical training centre, but a collection of organisations managing a Department for Education grant of £84 million for English schools. The NCCE is committed to “providing a world-leading computing education,” through providing “resources, training and support for teaching Computing in primary and secondary schools and colleges from Key Stage 1 through to A Level.”
In the North West, MGL has teamed up with a range of HEI partners across the region to deliver nationally designed and researched training for primary and secondary teachers. This provision will be available between January and October 2019.
Schools are welcome to send as many teachers as they want. If your school is in a category 5 or 6 area the first teacher you send will attend free of charge and will be eligible for a bursary. For additional teachers, in category 5 or 6 areas or teachers in category 1-4 areas, an activity fee will apply. The training is made possible through DfE sponsorship. For secondary school teachers who are interested in attending the GCSE Accelerator programme, each school can claim a bursery of £1,400 to support the costs of releasing staff. See teachcomputing.org for more information.
You can see what category your school area is in by clicking here
Book your place now
Please complete the registration form below to register your interest in these courses. As soon as we have live booking details, we will contact you by email with further information. Free places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
Register for courses
Our first courses have now been uploaded onto the STEM Learning website via the links below:
Primary programming and algorithms
17 January, 9.00am–3.00pm
MGL Fairfield House, Liverpool
24 February, 9.00am–3.00pm
Kings Meadow Primary, Southport PR8 3RS
Teaching and leading KS2 Computing
Teaching and leading KS1 Computing
11 October, 9.00am–3.00pm – 22 November 2019, 9.00am–3.00pm
2 Day Sessions – MGL, Liverpool
14 November, 9.15am–3.00pm – 05 December 2019, 9.15am–3.00pm
2 Day Sessions – Acacias Primary, Manchester
06 March, 9.15am–3.00pm – 20 March 2019, 9.15am–3.00pm
2 Day Sessions – MGL Fairfield House, Liverpool
What courses are available?
- Primary Algorithms (Duration = 1-day course)
- Outstanding Practitioner in Computing at KS1 (Duration = 2-day course)
- Outstanding Practitioner in Computing at KS2 (Duration = 2-day course
The training courses will commence this half term and will be delivered in a range of venues across the region. The training will initially target support at Computing lead teachers in each school, with participating schools eligible to receive financial support to enable staff to participate on the training programme. The benefits of this national training programme include:
- Certified accreditation for participating teachers
- Improved computing skills that will enhance practitioner delivery
- Access to a network of support from a wider network of Computing leads across the region