Fig 1. Map of London boroughs with each colour corresponding to one of the hubs below. To view larger image right-click and open in a new tab or window.
The NCCE (National Centre for Computing Education, @WeAreComputing on Twitter) has 23 Computing Hubs across England offering a range of courses as well as other support to computing teachers. Five of the hubs cover boroughs in London (as well as other areas) and you can find your nearest Hub’s contact information below.
Face to face courses delivered by the Computing Hubs are booked through STEM Learning and online courses are booked through FutureLearn (course fees for face to face learning are £35 per day for teachers in state-funded schools and £220 per day for teachers from independent schools). There is also a Computer Science Accelerator Programme which is a professional development programme to help teachers from non-specialist backgrounds become more confident in teaching GCSE computer science.
STEM Learning also hosts other Computing CPD courses, more details here.
Sandringham School – green
email@example.com, Twitter @ComputingHubSAC
London and Hertfordshire
London boroughs: Harrow, Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Camden and Islington
Saffron Walden County High School – blue
TeachComputing@swchs.net, Twitter @NCCESWCHS
London, Hertfordshire and Essex
London boroughs: Barnet, Enfield and Haringey
• Event: CAS Saffron Walden Conference, Tuesday 30 June 2020 (free)
Westcliff High School for Girls – red
London and Essex
London boroughs: City, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Newham, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, and Havering
Newstead Wood School – yellow
London, Surrey and West Sussex
London boroughs: Kingston upon Thames, Bromley, Merton, Sutton, Lambeth, Croydon, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Wandsworth
How the map was made
The blank map of the London Boroughs came from Wikimedia (and is free to use and adapt) and was imported into Inkscape (free open-source vector graphics software) and re-coloured using the ‘fill bounded areas’ paint-dropper tool. The resulting image was exported (saved as a .png), inserted into a PowerPoint slide and textboxes used to add the names of the boroughs. A screenshot of that is what you see here!