​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The eLIM Educational Technology team collaborates with schools and other providers to offer high-quality professional development , supporting teachers to improve, and continually evaluate, pupil outcomes. Our experience and expertise is supported by robust evidence and includes appropriate levels of challenge, to help you provide excellent educational opportunities.

Course and workshop bookings are through the SSE website. This will require an SSE login. 

Contact SSE if you have any difficulties booking:

Tel: 01823 348266 

Email: SSE@somerset.gov.uk

Bespoke su​​​pport

​eLIM provide in-school support, remote consultations, face-to-face training and online CPD  opportunities. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.  

eLIM bespoke support can be delivered face-to-face or remotely, and can be used for strategic development, training to meet the needs of the teaching staff and governors or workshops with learners or parents. Purchase one of our packages to access this support.

In addition:

Any school which has purchased one of our packages can, without additional cost, also attend remote Computing and Online Safety Leaders Network Meetings (see details on the right-hand side of this page).

360 Degree Safe Workshops 

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Our termly 360 degree safe online workshops provide an opportunity for schools to spend a focused afternoon using the free tool to review their Online Safety provision, with peer support and discussion with colleagues in other schools. An eLIM advisor, who is an accredited 360 safe assessor, will lead the workshop and be available to answer questions and offer guidance. These online workshops are £40 per school and schools can choose to attend as many of these workshops as they like. 

Click the links below to book your place:

eLIM 360 degree safe workshop - Autumn 2021 October 6th 2021 1:30 – 3​:00pm​ 

eLIM 360 degree safe workshop - Spring 2022​ February 2nd 2022 1:30 – 3:00pm​ 

eLIM 360 degree safe workshop - Summer 2022 June 22nd 2022 1:30 – 3:00pm​ 

Computing and Online Safety Leaders Network Meetings

Our termly Network Meetings for Computing and Online Safety Leads are a chance to meet with colleagues from across Somerset and beyond to discuss effective approaches to these subjects. The eLIM Education Technology advisors will provide the latest updates and guidance to develop your expertise as the leader of Computing and Online Safety in your school. These online meetings are free to attend with a purchase of any eLIM package. 

​Choose the meeting that suits you best from each term and click the link below to book your place:
Autumn term 2021
Spring term 2022
Summer term 2022
​Booking links:
November 3rd 2021
1:30 – 3:00pm
4:00 – 5:3​0pm
Booking links:
March 2nd 2022
1:30 – 3:00pm​
4:00 – 5:30pm​​​
​Booking links:
June 8th 2022
1:30 – 3:00pm
4:00 – 5:30pm​​​

​​NCCE Training Courses

The eLIM team are all accredited facilitators for the National Centre for Computing Education and we regularly deliver DfE funded training on their behalf. A variety of face-to-face, remote and online courses are available to all primary school staff

For details of courses we currently have planned in Somerset, in partnership with Castle Computing Hub,  click hereor contact:
Who are these courses for? All primary school staff and trainee teachers

How much will it cost? All NCCE courses are DfE subsidised and charged at £65 per course. There is no limit to the number of staff members who can attend (subject to available spaces on courses)In addition, primary schools are eligible for a bursary of £220 per day for one teacher for one course per academic year. This is payable on successful completition of course. 

How can I book? Contact teachcomputing@castle.somerset.sch.uk​ for details of NCCE courses.

Certification: Participants in NCCE CPD can choose to work towards achieving the Teach Primary Computing Certificate awarded by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The programme is suitable for those already teaching or planning to teach computing and will help teachers to fill potential gaps in their knowledge. 

Full details can be found at: https://teachcomputing.org/primary-certificate