MGGS is a Computing Hub

MGGS is the focal point for primary and secondary computing education in the South East of England

We are delighted to have been awarded the official Computing Hub status by the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), in order to provide support for primary and secondary computing teachers in schools in the South East area.

We are one of a network of NCCE Computing Hubs across England who are a focal point for local computing training for schools, and also form links with industry and universities. The NCCE was setup in November 2018 by the Department for Education to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE, AS and A level, particularly girls and those in disadvantaged areas, and to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills in England.

After a highly competitive selection process I am very pleased to announce that Maidstone Grammar School for Girls will lead one of the NCCE’s Computing Hubs. As a school they have proven to address the needs to ensure NCCE Hubs are led by high performing schools or colleges with a commitment to computing education.

Simon Peyton Jones – Chair of National Centre for Computing Education

MGGS was chosen by the NCCE due to our track record in encouraging a high percentage of our students to choose to study computing and the outstanding results they go on to achieve. They were particularly impressed with the strong links we have established with local, national and international digital companies and the opportunities that this provided our students. A good example of this is our annual ‘Aspiration Digital’ careers event (see the YouTube video) where a range of different digital companies are invited to come and present to our students on the amazing opportunities and career paths that the digital industry offers.

For more information, contact the Computing Hub team at teachcomputing@mggs.org. To find out more about the NCCE and to book courses, visit www.teachcomputing.org.

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