Computing Curriculum Hub - Welcome

Serving schools & teachers in Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and North Northants

What is a computing hub?

Computing Curriculum Hubs are at the heart of the   and 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 hosted by Chesterton Community College in partnership with the Cambridge Maths School in Cambridgeshire, both are Eastern Learning Alliance schools.

This hub is hosted by...

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Hub strategic lead &
regional coordinator

Mandy Honeyman’s  taught ICT/IT/CS and media studies at secondary. She has examined A-level CS for over 13 years. Teaching online and about online teaching, was major career move, including achieving Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

She was a founding member of CAS and served on the Royal Society advisory group for the Restart or Reboot report, published in 2012. She still teaches Web Development…

Hub Primary lead

Philip Atkin has been a primary teacher and headteacher for the last 26 years and is now working as the Primary-Phase Lead with the hub.

With experience of all phases of primary education, his role is to engage with the 472 primary schools within the hub area, their MATs and Local Authorities. He is a Lead Facilitator for STEM Learning and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE).

Hub Secondary lead

Portrait of Tina Thomas

Tina Thomas was a Head of Department and teacher of CS for over a decade, and has now taken on the role of Secondary-Phase Lead for the hub.

Tina’s experience of all phases of Secondary education, will help her engage with the vast number of schools in the hub area. She is a lead facilitator and course author for STEM learning and also teaches a data course for adult career changers.

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The NCCE Computing Quality Framework (CQF) for schools

Show your progress with the CQF, reviewing practice and implementing actions that will improve your school’s computing curriculum. 

Your school will aim for the Quality Mark which will demonstrate exemplary practice in the curriculum and procedures. Talk to us about how to proceed. 

Come to a short briefing sessions to help get you started.

DatesVarious – delivered remotely


Time: 90 minutes Fee: £ no cost


Needs Analysis for your school

We offer fully-funded consultancy from our hub leads and subject matter experts, to support primary and secondary schools and colleges to improve their computing offer. 

Please email the hub for further details.

Supporting schools to offer Computer Science GCSE

The NCCE offer subsidies and fully funded subject matter expert consultancy to state-funded secondary schools and colleges in England who commit to offering the Computer Science GCSE in a subsequent academic year, that did not deliver it previously.
Please check the subsidy information on for further and up-to-date details.

The subsidies for consultancy support is in addition to any funding offer from NCCE to schools and colleges
 to support professional development.

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