QuickStart Computing is a UK government backed, free comprehensive, national programme to help primary and secondary teachers to plan, teach and assess the new national curriculum for computing. It’s a free CPD toolkit designed to help teachers to develop and run successful CPD in their school or cluster. All primary and secondary schools will have access to QuickStart Computing online and 40,000 free hard copies will be distributed through Computing At School (CAS).

The QuickStart Computing website will include downloadable versions of the full teachers handbook, and lots of additional resources including links to useful sites, online videos and interactive tools.
QuickStart Computing is produced by Computing At School part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and funded by the Department for Education and Microsoft. To access the resource visit: www.quickstartcomputing.org

QuickStart Computing will launch in January 2015 and is being produced by award winning education publishers Rising Stars and Hodder.

About Computing At School

The Computing at School (CAS) Working Group promotes the teaching of computer science at school.  CAS supports teachers of Computing through its community network, training, local hubs, resources and online forum.  It is part of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.  For more information: www.computingatschool.org.uk


About Author

Profile photo of Karl Rivers

Karl is an award winning Director of IT for the Royal Grammar School Guildford, based near London, England. He has been working in education for more than ten years and founded ClassThink in 2013 to share technology best practice with other schools. In 2014 he won the NAACE Impact Award for support services in schools, and writes edtech articles for Education Executive Magazine.

Tell us what you think!