Computer Science in Schools Conference

Supporting the delivery of Computer Science

Our next Computer Science in Schools conference is due to take place on Friday 7 July 2017. We will be releasing more information as it is finalised.

Keynote presentation 1

From Block to Text

Keynote presentation 2

NEA in Computing qualifications

2016 Programme

08:30 - Registration Networking and Refreshments

09:15 - Welcome Staffordshire University

09:30 - Keynote presentation 1

10:15 - Workshop Slot 1: Select one from the workshops below*

11:15 - Morning Refreshments

11:30 - Workshop Slot 2: Select one from the workshops below*

12:30 - Networking Lunch

13:30 - Panel Session

14:00 - Workshop Slot 3: Select one from the workshops below*

15:00 - End


2017 Workshops including:

*final offering will be published 2 weeks before the event.

  • Programming for the Web - JavaScript - teaching programming concepts building a simple web application

    • Janet Lawton - Staffordshire University

  • Pi Hats

    • Richard Brownsett and Amy Beacombe-Price

  • Little Man Computer - Demystifying our jolly electronic postman.  How the Little Man Computer works and how to program it

    • Adam Poutney and Hardeep Mulvenna

  • Lego Mindstorms - don't let them gather dust!

    • Richard Walker and Bernadette Morton

  • Being Creative with the Microbit

    • Thomas Allen and Lilian Rurdu

  • Spheros

  • Computing Career Paths - Apprenticeships, HE and beyond

    • Representatives from education and industry including Staffs Web Meet Up - a Staffordshire group of Web development enthusiast and professionals

  • How de we engage girls into Computing careers

    • Fiona Knight - Staffordshire University Senior Lecturer in Web Development

  • AQA's suite of Computer Science and IT qualifications at KS4/5, including sign posting of resources to help with the delivery of the AQA's specifications.

    • Steve Kenny - AQA

  • Exam board insights

    • from OCR, AQA, and others tbc.



  • We are still looking for workshops topics and presenters - if you would like to help please email to discuss


CSISC 2015/16

In the meantime you can view the sessions that took place and and download keynote presentations from previous event below.

2016 Workshops included:

Reaching computational thinking activities which do not need computers.
Experience of using micro:bits to narrow the gap for pupil premium
A un-geek guide to setting up a Raspberry Pi
Teaching, Track & Assess the theoretical elements of Computer Science
The reformed GCSE and A Level Computer Science qualifications which are to be delivered from September 2016
Kodu, Touch Develop and maybe Minecraft
BBC micro:bit with external sensors & outputs.
JavaScript - programming for the Web
Developing self-marking tasks in Computer Science
Computer Science 2016 and beyond including - how to accommodate cloud infrastructures
Minecraft for motivation. 
Help me teach GCSE Computer Science!

2015 Workshops

Access to SQL
App Inventor 2
BBC Basic
Games Development Education to Industry
GCSE Computer Science OCR
Scratch & Python Tips


To take a peek at what went on – check out our photos on Facebook.