Computing Champions

Our services

Computing Champions provides ICT / Computing consultancy, training and children’s workshops for primary schools.
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Free resources

Our free resources include Computing schemes of work, lesson plans and five star rated teacher guides to help you effectively teach the Computing curriculum

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Our children’s workshops deliver hands-on sessions using a range of technology to ensure your pupils are engaged and develop their knowledge of ICT / Computing. Our programming workshops for primary schools are particularly popular!

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Training / CPD

We can help develop your school’s use of technology by working together to enhance teaching and learning through initiatives such as ICT / Computing staff INSET training / CPD and leadership support

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We are able to deliver a range of e-Safety and cyber-bullying sessions to staff and pupils. We can deliver assemblies to parents and advise the leadership team / subject co-ordinator on e-Safety strategy and acceptable use policies (AUP)

Our free Computing scheme of work includes medium term plans, individual lessons plans and example content

About Us

Our lead consultant and trainer is Neil Rickus. He is the founder of Computing Champions and an experienced primary school teacher.
His work is increasingly recognised at an international level

Neil is a Senior Lecturer in Computing Education at the University of Hertfordshire and a member of the Centre for STEM Education. He is also the Computing tutor on the Primary PGCE course at Brunel University, London and an external examiner for Roehampton University, London. His work is increasingly recognised at an international level and, over the past few years, Neil presented at the US Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) conference in Nebraska, USA, and at the Global Scratch conference in Bordeaux, France. Neil has also recently worked as a Senior Learning Manager for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, where he was responsible for the National Centre for Computing Education's (NCCE) primary content, as a consultant for Cambridge University in Astana, Kazakhstan and was a lead contributor to European Schoolnet Academy’s (Brussels) “How to teach computing” MOOC. Neil is an assessor for the CAS / BCS Certificate in Computer Science Teaching, an NCCE Facilitator, a Raspberry Pi, Microsoft and Google Certified Educator, and a CEOP Ambassador. Find out more.

Resources, workshops and training developed by Neil Rickus consistently receive excellent feedback. Further testimonials can be found here

Our Teaching the new Primary Computing Curriculum training / CPD is extremely popular and offers a cost-effective solution to ensuring your school is ready to teach concepts such as algorithms and programming

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