Support for ITE providers

We offer a programme of expertise to help you provide your trainees with everything they need to deliver excellent teaching of computing.

The impactful and high-quality support we offer will both enhance and complement your own programme in providing your trainees with the confidence, skills and knowledge for the classroom, aligned to the ITE Core Framework. Trainees can then continue to benefit from our support throughout their teaching career, offering them meaningful development and progression.


Secondary support

The Computer Science Accelerator provides high impact, subject-specific training which is suitable for computer science trainees, and trainees of other subjects looking to gain a second specialism.

A range of learning pathways are available for trainees:

We can work with you to identify the courses or pathways that will complement or replace your subject knowledge based provision. Courses can be hosted by one of our delivery partners, or by your own accredited facilitator and run via live remote or face-to-face delivery.

Computing as a second subject

Trainees from other subjects can up-skill and gain an additional specialism, enhancing their employability and career opportunities. They can follow the second subject specialism either at their own pace or through intensive week-long courses delivered by our network partners.

Bursaries

Courses are free to attend for trainee teachers, with bursaries available once they gain qualified teacher status, paid to the school or college in which they gain employment. Find out more.

Bespoke support for your trainees

We offer a network of support for trainees that has been designed to help them both during training and throughout their career as a teacher.

This includes:

  • Online webinars with our team of Computer Science Champions to provide support, mentoring and facilitate collaboration between trainees
  • Bespoke support from Computing at School (CAS) communities of practice, to support trainees engage in these communities from start of their career to benefit from ongoing support and guidance

If you are interested in finding out more, or if you have any questions, please email ite@stem.org.uk to discuss your specific requirements.


Primary support

We offer free training and resources to help trainees to enrich their understanding of what outstanding teaching of computing looks like. Our introduction to primary computing course is a great option for trainees to take during their training. They can also enrol on our primary computing certificate for free and start their journey towards gaining our nationally recognised qualification in their NQT and RQT years.


Teach Computing Curriculum

Our curriculum contains everything your trainees need to teach computing at key stages 1-4, including lesson plans, slides, worksheets, homework and assessment.

Coming soon: see how we can support teachers with completing the Teachers' Standards.