Outstanding Computing and Computer Science in Key Stage 1 and 2 (Primary)
Our in-school support programme will provide you with all the information you need to structure an effective, logical delivery pathway through KS1 and KS2. The package will prepare staff for the national curriculum and show that you can deliver the computing curriculum using existing, in-house capacity. The session will also identify your exact training needs.
The new computing/computer science curriculum has been written by a panel of teaching and industry experts and it includes programming in two languages and an understanding of algorithms. This same expert group has also defined the Ofqual teacher subject knowledge requirements for entry to computer science teacher training which may seem daunting to existing primary teachers from other discipline backgrounds, including ICT. We demystify all this and clear the way for school improvement and progression.
Outstanding Computing and Computer Science in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (Secondary)
Beautiful Education is bringing together a group of leading computer science teachers, academics and tech industry experts to deliver a fresh and relevant training programme. Our aim is to provide you with the information, advice, guidance, skills and support you need to deliver outstanding computing in your school.
DfE statutory guidance states, “The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.”
Computing provides a distinct set of teaching challenges and training needs for practitioners because a lot of the content is abstract and new to them.
Faculty Reviews / Audits
We regularly conduct faculty and department reviews that are meticulous but personable. As part of the review process, we analyse all documentation prior to the visit and afterward we produce a comprehensive report with recommendations for an achievable action plan.
BBC Micro:bit and Arduino - Add the cool factor to your technology/computing classroom
Use the BBC Micro:bit or Arduino to drive home the relationship between code and concrete events involving LED, 3D laser cutting and monitoring sensors.