Join us at the CAS Autumn Event this week

09 November 2020

We’re looking forward to the CAS Autumn Event which opens tomorrow,  Tuesday 10 November, with a free programme of online events running until Thursday 19 November.

The CAS Autumn Event, hosted by Computing at School, has a particular focus on cybersecurity, with NCCE experts, including Simon Roberts and Ben Garside are among the line-up.

Simon Roberts is secondary subject specialist at the NCCE and will be taking part in a panel discussion on cyber security on Wednesday 18 November which also features Sophia McCall, Steven Furnell, DC Dawn Wood, Celine Williams, Emily Nicholass, and Ben Garside.

"It's great to be talking at this year’s Autumn CAS Event,” he said.

“During the session I'll be discussing how the NCCE can support teachers, through CPD and the Teach Computing Curriculum for KS4 cyber security, an important topic, now more than ever with our reliance upon the internet and other networks."

Ben Garside, Learning Manager at Raspberry Pi Foundation and one of the team behind the NCCE’s Teach Computing curriculum, will also be taking part in the panel event.

"I'm really looking forward to sharing the resources that we have on cybersecurity as part of the Teach Computing curriculum. Our aim is that teachers feel supported and confident in delivering such a relevant and important topic for our young people to help them navigate the digital world that they live in,” said Ben.

"Cybercriminals are increasingly finding more sophisticated methods of infiltrating networks and stealing data. It is therefore important that we equip our young people with the knowledge and skills to be able to make informed choices, not only about how who has their data and how they keep it secure, but also making them aware of the career opportunities related to cybersecurity when they enter the workplace."

The first cyber focus event, on Wednesday 11 November, is aimed at primary school teachers, and brings together a panel of speakers; DC Dawn Wood, Ian Rockey, Henry Platten, Megan Rose, Dr Jon Chippindall, Rosie Cole, Sway Grantham.

The Autumn Event also features four keynote speakers, opening with  Anne-Marie Imafidon on Tuesday 10 November with her webinar, followed by Mark Martin on Thursday 12 November and Rupert Ward on Tuesday 17 November. Maggie Philbin will lead the closing event on Thursday 19 November.

The full CAS Autumn event programme

Tuesday 10 November, 5pm - 5.45pm
Keynote - Anne Marie Imafidon: The Tech Landscape and Why Tech Needs Diversity

Wednesday 11 November, 4pm - 5.30pm
Primary Cyber Focus
Panellists: CEOP, Parent Zone, Barefoot, GoBubble, Cyber Choices, NCCE

Thursday 12 November, 4pm - 4.45pm
Keynote - Mark Martin: Connecting Students to the Tech Sector

Tuesday 17 November, 4pm  - 4.45pm
Keynote - Rupert Ward: Learning Fitness - Learning How to Learn

Wednesday 18 November, 4pm - 5.30pm
Secondary Cyber Focus
Panellists: Professor of Cyber Security from University of Nottingham, Cyber Hunter from TV series Hunted, IBM, SafeToNet, NCCE

Thursday 19 November, 4pm  – 4.45pm
Keynote - Maggie Philbin: Learning in a Real World Context

For more details on each of the sessions, see the CAS Autumn Event programme.