Who Are We
Our Hub Lead Karl Bartlam is a qualified teacher of Computer Science within secondary education. Within his 7 years of teaching, Karl was Years 7-9 leader for 4 years where he led the design of the curriculum and has been one of the lead teachers of A-Level Computer Science. Karl facilitates CPD courses for the National Centre for Computing as well as Isaac Computer Science. Karl has completed his Computer Science Accelerator Certification and is currently working towards his TeachComputing Secondary certification. Karl is also undergoing the BCS Certificate in Coaching for Computing Educators. He is the ICT support for Teaching & Learning for the trust where he helps support colleagues with technology within their classroom and introduces new technologies that might be useful to students and teachers. Karl is a MIEE and runs the Microsoft Showcase School for both Denbigh School and Watling Academy. Karl runs the CAS Mixed Milton Keynes community and is also the CAS master teacher for the region.
Our Primary Lead Rachel Vilder is a qualified teacher who has a wealth of experience in computing and using technology in the classroom. Her experience in schools allowed her to work as a previous Subject Leader Expert for the area, supporting local schools with their computing curriculum. She currently works as a Subject Matter Expert for STEM Learning and the National Centre for Computing, offering guidance and training for primary schools nationally, alongside facilitating CPD courses for the NCCE. Supporting Computing at School as a community leader, Rachel aims to keep on top of the ever-changing aspects of technology and computing, also being a Raspberry Pi Certified Teacher, Apple Teacher and Seesaw Ambassador.