Lancashire Computing Hub

The Lancashire Computing Hub is here to support primary and secondary continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities, including a development programme designed to support teachers who want to improve their knowledge of computer science to teach it at GCSE level confidently. 

The purpose of the programme is to help improve the delivery of computing. As such, it is open to all state-funded schools and colleges in England.

As well as our range of courses and Physical Computing Kit loans, please see a break down of the other support available to the different key-stage phases:

Key stage 1 and 2:

Primary schools located in local authority districts 5 or 6 are eligible for fully funded support from a subject matter expert.

Key stage 3 and 4:

Schools and colleges that are not currently offering GCSE computer science or those based in the local authority district 5 or 6 are eligible for fully funded support from a subject matter expert.

Subject Matter Experts:

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 District 5 or 6?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 0.5-day free consultancy and guidance
  • No bursary

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

Contact us for more details, or to schedule a free Needs Analysis.