Computing Hub for Cambs & E.Northants

Computing Hubs have been established to help schools and colleges lead improvement in Computer Science education in England. Our vision is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education. 



Computing Hubs are led by schools and colleges across England with an exceptional track record in teaching computing. They deliver face-to-face courses and provide local support for teachers in primary and secondary schools in their area. This hub is run by Chesterton Community College in Cambridgeshire one of the ELA schools.


  • Bedford
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Corby
  • East Northamptonshire
  • Fenland
  • Kettering
  • Peterborough
  • South Holland
  • Wellingborough


Teaching and leading KS2 Module 1
Start date: 16 June 2021
Duration: 4 online sessions of between 30 minutes and one hour

Primary programming and algorithms
Start date: 6 July 2021
Duration: 3 online sessions of one hou

Introduction to computer systems networking and security in GCSE computer science
Start date: 21 June 2021
Duration: 3 online sessions of one hour

Introduction to algorithms, programming and data for D&T teachers – remote
Start date: 5th July 2021
Duration: 5 x 0.5 to 1.5 hour online sessions

Computer systems: input, output and storage – remote
Start date: 12th July 2021
Duration: 3 x 1 hour online sessions

Search and sort algorithms – remote
Start date: 19th July 2021
Duration: 3 x 1 to 1.5 hour online sessions

Coming up:

  • CAS Virtual Showcase – 21 June 2021 — Hub will be talking about KS3 assessment and progression course and other advanced CPD options during one of the panel sessions.
  • Exciting plans for Autumn 2021 – the Hub will be joining up with CAS and ARM to offer a fantastic physical computing competition for teams from schools in our area. 
  • Forward planning for Easter 2022 – the Hub is preparing GCSE revision immersion workshops for students to be rolled out across our area with help from CAS and other local schools.

Interested? Let us know.

We are working with Raspberry Pi on the Gender Balance in Computing Research project. Read more about it here.

Trials starting in September 2021 still have some space
 – Belonging (i3) with Year 5 pupils – rescheduled from March 2021
 – Teaching Approach (i1a Stage 2) with Year 4, Year 6 or Year 8 pupils
 – Non-formal Learning Code Clubs (i5 Arm 1) with years 4- 6 as an extra-curricular activity 

We are working with OpenUK Digital on this amazing project for children from KS2 and KS3 running through July and August 2021. We are planning an event to introduce this to teachers soon. Read more here. If you are in a priority 5/6 school you may be able to get the glove and MicroBit free to use with your students. Email us if you want to join in (


The primary aim of Computing At School (CAS) is to promote and develop the teaching of computing in schools by supporting teachers. One way to achieve this is to provide teachers with a local forum (CAS Community) to share ideas and mutual interests. CAS Community meetings are for teachers, run by teachers. Details of the upcoming community meetings can be found on the relevant community pages.

Our nearby CAS communities are:


We offer fully-funded consultancy from a network of subject matter experts, to support primary and secondary schools and colleges to improve their computing offer. Bursary funding is also available, payable to schools and colleges who meet the criteria below, upon completion of an action plan.

Are you yet to offer GCSE computer science or considering reintroducing it?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 2.5 days free consultancy and guidance

  • £1400 bursary

  • An additional £4000 bursary is available for schools and colleges who have not delivered GCSE computer science for an academic year or more and commit to delivering it in the next academic year.

Are you considering dropping GCSE computer science?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 1 day free consultancy and guidance

  • £1400 bursary

Have you started teaching GCSE computer science in the last 2 years?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 1 day free consultancy and guidance

  • No bursary

Are you a primary or secondary school in Local Area Districts 5 or 6?

Your school will receive:

  • 0.5 days free consultancy and guidance

  • No bursary

The bursary for subject matter expert support is in addition to any funding offer from NCCE to schools and colleges to support professional development.


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