Welcome to the
Teach Computing Bucks and Oxon Hub

The Teach Computing Bucks and Oxon hub is part of a national network of 40 hubs set up in 2019 as part of a significant investment by the Department for Education to improve the provision of computing education in England. Run by a consortium made up of STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the vision for NCCE (National Centre for Computing Education) is to achieve a world-leading computing education for every child in England.

St Clement Danes school was granted Teach Computing Hub status and the area covering Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire for both primary and secondary schools. The hub is run by three practising teachers who together have vast experience in both Computing and Science education and teaching.

Since 2019 we have been successfully running fully-funded training courses both face to face and remotely and offering generous bursaries for those who have attended. For more information on bursaries please see https://teachcomputing.org/bursary

We have also been engaging school via teach meets and linking into the existing CAS communities (Computing at schools) to ensure that teachers of computer science have fantastic (and nationally standardised) training as well as sets of resources and direct and immediate links to fellow teachers local to them for that on-going support.

Teach Computing Bucks and Oxon hub is the go-to place locally for support and training in all aspects of computing.

What we offer

We provide high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A level. Our extensive range of training, resources and support covers elements of the curriculum at every Key Stage, catering for all levels of subject knowledge and experience.

This includes:-

  • Fully funded training courses both remote and face to face including our CSA (Computer Science Accelerator) programme worth up to £1800

  • Free of Charge School Needs Analysis with our expert SME (Subject Matter Experts)

  • Computing certifications in both Primary and Secondary

  • Expert school to school computing support and consultancy via our team or via the wider NCCE network of computing education specialists

  • Free to attend local computing events and showcases

  • Generous bursaries

  • Loan of Physical Computing Kits (Crumble Controllers, Micro:bits and Raspberry Pi Pico

Mandy Quinton: Overall Hub Lead
Carl Taylor: Lead for Secondary Computer Science
Matt Wimpenny-Smith: Lead for Primary Computer Science

To take advantage of our offer you need to make contact with us at teachcomputing@stclementdanes.herts.sch.uk and register today
for your account at
Teach Computing

Our current courses and events

Click on the flyers below to find out more and book your place!

Secondary Computing - Autumn 2021indd.pdf
Primary Computing Autumn 2021.pdf
Primary Conference 18th Nov.pdf

Upcoming Events

17th March 2022 - Physical Computing Conference Face to Face in Oxford.

Click here to view the Local CAS events

The Bucks and Oxon Computing Hub Team

Mandy Quinton

Strategic Lead for the Computing Hub.

Charu Walia

Primary Facilitator & SME

Charu is a specialist Computing teacher in a three-form entry primary schools in Buckinghamshire. Her approach to computing education is to explore digital tools to further enhance learning experiences of young people to prepare them for a digital future. Charu is also a certified NCCE facilitator, BCS Certified Primary Computing Teacher and lead of the CAS High Wycombe Primary Community of Practice.

Carl Taylor

Secondary Schools Lead & SME

Carl is the Head of Computing at St Clement Danes, is an OCR examiner and member of their insight panel and can often be found on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions with students.

Jordan Mayling

Primary Facilitator & SME

Jordan has been teaching in primary schools since 2003, leading the teaching of computing in all of the schools he has worked for.

Jordan is currently working as a Computing Subject Lead for a MAT in Oxfordshire, helping to coordinate the work of 19 primary schools with their computing provision.

He is also a certified NCCE Facilitator, Level 1 and Level 2 Google Educator, and co-lead of the CAS Oxford Primary Community of Practice.

Matthew Wimpenny-Smith

Primary Schools Lead & SME

Matt has 16 years of experience teaching and leading ICT and Computing in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is currently an Assistant Head responsible for Digital Strategy and Computing at Headington Prep School Oxford

Alongside this, he is also a BCS Certified Computer Science Teacher, CAS Community Leader and Master Teacher, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, Google Educator and a Fellow of Chartered College of Teaching

For a general enquiries about any of our three Science and Computing hubs, email hubs@stclementdanes.herts.sch.uk