Talk to us at ASCL Annual Conference this week

08 March 2022

Are you heading to the ASCL Annual Conference 2022? Come and talk to the NCCE team and find out more about our wide range of support, including our innovative new tool for schools, the Computing Quality Framework (CQF).

ASCL (the Association of School and College Leaders) is holding its Annual Conference at the ICC Birmingham, March 11 to 12, with the theme, Ambitious Leadership.

We’re delighted to be part of the conference, and will be there with an exhibition stand, a friendly team, and lots of information about how we can help schools to deliver outstanding computing education. Across the two days, there will be a chance to talk to computing leaders to find out about their experience of working with and utilising support from the NCCE.

Information will be available to pick up ( find us on Stand 11) about our full range of support, including specific information for senior leaders and about the CQF.  We’ll be at the conference to answer questions and to demonstrate the CQF ‘in action’.

More than 700 schools are now registered with the CQF and the first schools have now been awarded the NCCE Computing Quality Mark, which recognises and celebrates the school’s progress.

John Palmer is computing lead at The Chase school in Malvern, one of the first schools to receive the NCCE's Computing Quality Mark. John will be with us at ASCL Conference 2022 to talk to delegates about the CQF.

“Nothing stays still for long in computing and education," he said. "The CQF has allowed us to gain vital external validation of our computing provision, so that we know it aligns to the latest best practice. I’m looking forward to sharing ideas and experiences at ASCL.”

Members of the NCCE team will also be at the conference, including; Sam Cahill, certification manager; Steve Clarke, CSA Programme Manager; and Dave Gibbs, Senior Computing and Technology Specialist. We'll also be joined by Dr James Coughlan, headteacher at Bishop Challoner School as well as teachers from Woodbridge High School and Dartford Grammar School.

About the Computing Quality Framework

The CQF provides an easy-to-use pathway for aspirational schools to move towards innovative computing.

It enables school leaders to track progress and its direct link to the NCCE’s free resources and support, to save time for busy teachers.

Schools are supported through the process by the NCCE’s national network of Computing Hubs.