Our free resources include Computing schemes of work, lesson plans and five star rated teacher guides to help you effectively teach the Computing curriculum
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!
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
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)
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
Most recent blog posts
Now a week has passed this thoroughly enjoyable conference, here are my main takeaways and thoughts… Community, community, community The main thing I remember from previous Scratch conferences is the friendliness of the community and this year’s event certainly continued this trend. Everyone was keen to chat and to share their experiences; whether a class Read more about Review – Scratch Conference Europe 2019[…]
Thanks to all those that attended my workshop at the European Scratch conference! The slides from the session can be found at – bit.ly/microbit-radio Happy coding 🙂
I’m delighted to be able to offer a new workshop for 2019 – Electronic music (using Sonic Pi). For those of you not familiar with Sonic Pi, it is a code based music creation and performance tool, which enables the user to quickly develop engaging musical content. Whilst children can use the tool to develop Read more about Electronic music workshops (using Sonic Pi) now available[…]
For a while now, I’ve had a scheme of work available here. I was recently contacted on Twitter to see if there were any example resources or output available, so I have uploaded them here.