Meet our award-winning team of facilitators

 

Matt

Hewlett

Secondary Facilitator

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Matt has been Head of Computer Science for 9 years, where he developed expertise in raising attainment whilst also navigating the uncertainty of curriculum change. He has a variety of experience in developing computer science education beyond the school gates, including: presenting at conferences, commissioning, writing and editing resources, mentoring and training colleagues as well as participating in his local CAS community.

Steve 

Woods

Secondary Facilitator

Steve is Cheshire & Wirral NCCE's Computing Lead and a Secondary NCCE Subject Matter Expert. Over the past 20 years, he has been a primary teacher (ICT coordinator), LA advisory teacher for Primary ICT, LA eLearning Consultant for Primary and Secondary, BSF ICT Innovator, ICT Teacher, Lead Computer Science Teacher, Technical Support Line Manager and is a published author.

 

Steve strongly believes that we need to be equipping our pupils with the tools to compete in the future and Computer Science is a fantastic vehicle to achieve this. 

Sue

Savory

Secondary Facilitator

Sue is a Subject Matter Expert for STEM and has been a teacher of Computing and ICT in secondary schools in London and Hampshire. Sue supports schools in evaluating their current curriculum provision and identifying areas of development within the computing curriculum.

 

In addition to the SME role, she is also a computing inspector/adviser for Hampshire and the IOW, supporting schools to review and develop their computing curriculum as well as supporting short/medium and long term planning with a focus on effective pedagogy.

Pete Marshman

Hub Lead & SME

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Peter has over 15 year's experience of teaching computer science to secondary, primary and post-graduates. As an assistant headteacher, AST, SME and Master teacher, he has been influential in supporting teachers with CPD through organisations such as Hodder and Osiris. Pete is best known for his research and work around building self-efficacy in girls in computer science and advises institutions across Europe where he is also an EU Code Week Ambassador.

 

He has produced, edited and authored resources for leading organisations in computing education such as the BCS, the BBC, Hodder Education, INEOS, the Royal Society, the European Space Agency and PG online. Pete has recently appeared on BBC Panorama, sharing best practice to encourage girls into computing through contextual applications.

Hannah

White-Overton

Secondary Lead

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Hannah started her career as an Analyst Programmer working for a number of software houses before moving into the world of WANs. She went on to teach Computing at Brunel University and South Thames College before becoming a Project Manager at Imperial College London.

 

She has now returned to teaching and teaches secondary Computer Science at Park House School and Park House Computing Hub delivering GCSE and

A Level Computer Science as well as CPD for teaching staff.

Yota Dimitriadi

ITT & University Liaison

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Yota Dimitriadi is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Reading. Yota's responsibilities include PGCE Primary Module Leader for compuing, ITE Secondary Computer Science Course Lead and Executive Coach.

Julie

Price

Computer Science Champion & SME

Julie has a great enthusiasm for computer science education. She is currently working with teachers and schools through the National Centre for Computing Education, while also carrying out doctoral research into the development of adolescent cognitive development. Julie’s work in cognitive and affective psychology has provided valuable insight which is relevant to her work in computing education.

James

Jerrold

Primary Facilitator

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James is a Head of Computing in Beaconsfield, teaching Reception through to Year 8. He runs the Beaconsfield Community Hub and is a Primary NCCE facilitator. James holds a Computer Science Teaching certificate with the BCS and is on the Coaching for Leadership programme through Computing at School.

 

James believes that, as Computing is such a diverse subject, there are so many interesting and creative ways that concepts can be taught. Going unplugged and relating Computing to the world around us are just a few ways he does this. Engagement is just as important as application, and he is keen to continue making Computing a truly inspirational subject. 

Michael

Jones

Director of Computer Science

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Director of Computer Science at a boy's Secondary High School in Kent. Works with pupils and staff in developing computer science. Previous experience of designing and delivering the first computer science PGCE programmes in England.

 

Interests include physical computing with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and AI. Michael has produced and delivered materials for CAS, Isacc Computer Science and a range of NGOs.

Charu

Walia

Primary Facilitator

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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. 

Phil

Bagge

Computing Inspector/Advisor

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Phil is a Computing Inspector/Advisor working for Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Service and CAS Computing Master Teacher. Involved at the drafting stage in creating and refining the 2014 Computing Curriculum through the BCS and CAS. He currently teaches computing science in two Hampshire schools.

 

A contributing author to Compute-IT KS3 Scheme of work and author of How to teach primary programming using Scratch and Crumble Creations, How to teach physical computing in primary classes. His Computing science resources are the sixth most used primary computing resource in the UK

Phil

Wickins

Primary Facilitator

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Phil Wickins is a primary school teacher, CAS Master Teacher and CAS Community Leader.  He specialises in computing and is based in Southampton. Phil is also a Subject Matter Expert and facilitator for  the NCCE. He is dedicated to supporting primary schools and individual teachers across the UK through resources, assessment, tools and training.

Dave

Hartley

Head of Computing

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Dave is head of computing at a large secondary & sixth form college in West Sussex. Following a career in the tech industry, he switched to teaching in 2015 in the hope of inspiring the next generation of young engineers, especially girls. CAS master teacher, Raspberry Pi certified educator, Isaac Computer science trainer, NCCE facilitator with the single goal of helping teachers develop confidence in sharing this amazing subject with their students.

Kat

Price

Marketing Lead

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Agency, in-house and freelance Graphic Designer and Marketer in the private sector and B2B/B2C industries. Hardworking, adaptable and enthusiastic individual. Multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving along with excellent written, research and communication skills. Experience with SYSTRA, Venture Lighting Europe, WernerCo Ladders, Landau Forte Academies, Argos, Blue Whale Spa, B&Q, HSS, Lampe, Centaure, Diall, Mac Allister, Homebase, Leicester City Council, BECTU/BFI, Winkworth, Sheffield Chambers of Commerce and Foundation Degree Forward.

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