June 13, 2013


Computing Champions consistently receives excellent feedback from both training sessions and children’s workshops. After recently delivering workshops to children, Derrick Ogunsola, Computing Leader at Stockwell Primary School, London, wrote via email:

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A similar message was received from Hannah Spencer, Curriculum Leader at Knayton C of E Primary School, North Yorkshire – Thank you so much for delivering our school sessions and CPD yesterday! The children and staff alike found it so useful and fun! If you have platforms I can leave feedback, please let me know and I will leave some (amazing of course).

When delivering training, 100% of course participants have stated they would recommend their training session to teachers from other schools.

In response to, “What did you enjoy about the training?”, recent feedback included:

  • The ‘hands on’ aspect – learning by doing and not watching – Lyn Butterfield, Assistant Head Teacher and Y6 teacher
  • Lots of time to have a go at the work for myself so it makes sense – Erica Lucas, Y2 teacher and ICT manager
  • Clear and precise teaching of what I need to know to be a better teacher of Y1 computing. Thank you – Victoria Wilkinson, Y1 teacher
  • It explained the new expectations clearly, as well as allowing us time to work through the programmes [and] taking the anxiety away! – J Dickinson, Y3 teacher
  • Very practical and good to have a go at using programs I have not used before. Supportive, engaging and well organised – Sharon Evans, Y6 teacher
  • Lots of new ideas and programs to take into the classroom – Lucy Mawer, Y5/6 teacher
  • Very knowledgeable teacher. Great step-by-step guides – A Myers, Y4 teacher

Kayleigh Kyffin, ICT manager and Y2 teacher as Marlborough Infants’ School, Aldershot, particularly enthused:

I enjoyed the practical elements and the opportunity to explore and evaluate new software that could be used to enhance the curriculum. We were given lots of ideas of online resources, documents, etc. Great course. I really enjoyed it!

Ashley Wilkinson, ICT co-ordinator at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School, Leeds, Tweeted:


Briony Robertson, Head Teacher, Collingham Lady Elizabeth Hastings’ CE Primary School, Wetherby, wrote the following after the Delivering the new Primary Computing Curriculum training:

The sessions were very clear and easy to understand. Learning was broken down into manageable steps, so as not to be too daunting for anyone.

Jonathan Dolman, Head Teacher, Ashville College Junior School, Harrogate, stated:

The e-Safety session Neil delivered was excellent. He was able to offer practical advice to parents on how to keep their children safe online, in addition to outlining the dangers posed by various technologies. His work with the children was also thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Some recent images of handwritten feedback from sessions are shown below: