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
I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to deliver content during a number of webinars over the past few weeks, along with attending online events, so I’ve included some links you may find useful related to each one below, along with some thoughts about what I’ve learnt during this time… Effective Remote Learning and Delivery Read more about Weeks of wonderful webinars (and other online sessions!)[…]
Thanks for taking part in my live lesson! If you want to view the content again, a HD version is available on YouTube here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otQ_XAzOrNk You can see programs made by some of the children that took part in the live lesson here – https://drchips.weebly.com/showcase-blog/coding-in-scratch Outlined below are all the links you need, including Read more about Live Lesson – Daily Dose with Dr Chip[…]
Thanks to everyone that came to my session at BETT. It was great to discuss the new Ofsted inspection framework and lots of future CAS Community meetings in the future will focus on this topic. You nearest meeting can be found here – https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events The presentation will be released for general viewing in the next Read more about Presenting at BETT[…]
My presentation for the micro:bit Live! conference in Manchester can be found here. Thanks to everyone that attended!