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Northampton primary school to boost computing education in local schools

Computing education for children across Northamptonshire has received a boost with news of an exciting collaboration between Upton Meadows Primary School and the Denbigh Alliance MAT Computing Hub, based at Watling Academy in Milton Keynes.

Upton Meadows Primary School alongside the high performing Denbigh Alliance Computing Hub, which offers computing support and training to schools as part of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), will support primary schools across Northamptonshire to deliver outstanding computing education for their students and training for their staff.

The project will see Upton Meadows become a focal point for computing training in schools across Northamptonshire, making it even easier for teachers across Northamptonshire to gain computing skills and confidence. Assistant Headteacher at Upton Meadows, and leader of the partnership project, Lois Beshiri, explained;

“I am really excited to be leading this partnership. It’s such an exciting opportunity and will enable me to really drive forward the subject, which I am so passionate about, not only in my own school but in schools across Northamptonshire. Computing is an exciting and creative subject, which brings many opportunities and we’re thrilled to be inspiring children and enabling teachers to deliver outstanding computing education. I am looking forward to lots of working together, meeting new people and networking. I really benefited from the networking and training at the Denbigh Alliance Computing Hub, so I am thrilled to be able to pay this forward and expand this excellent support for schools.”

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The Denbigh Alliance Computing Hub is one of the National Centre for Computing Education’s network of 34 Computing Hubs, funded by the Department for Education and based at schools and FE colleges across England. It provides high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A level.

Upton Meadows will be launching the partnership on Thursday 18th November 2021, 4-5pm, showcasing what is on offer for their local community. This session will be supported by the Denbigh Alliance Computing Hub and Computing at School (CAS), a grass-roots community of people working together to support teachers and ensure that every child in England receives a world-leading computing education.

Headteachers and school computing leads who would like to find out more about what the Denbigh Alliance Computing Hub can offer, or attend the launch event, can get in touch via teachcomputing@denbigh.net.