​​​​​​The Somerset Educational Technology team collaborates with schools to provide high-quality professional development programmes, 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.

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

Subscribing schools

 

eLIM subscribers are entitled to a half day visit, which 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.  Schools can request additional support at the current consultancy rate. 

Download this flyer to consider the focus for a visit for your school.

 

In addition:

Primary and special schools can, without additional cost, attend area based Computing / ICT leader update meetings twice per year and, at a reduced cost, our annual Education Technology Primary Conference.  

Secondary schools will have a subject leader day every year.

Non-subscribing schools

 

Non-subscribing schools can pay to attend update meetings and events at the full price.  Consultancy charges apply at a higher rate and are only available for a minimum half day.

Courses are charged at an additional 30% cost.  

 

Additional charge

Add 5% indemnity charge to SSE Education Technology courses costs if you are an Academy school.

Add 30% to SSE Education Technology course costs if you are a non-subscribing school. 
 
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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 any queries about NCCE courses in Somerset contact:
 
Who are these courses for? All primary school staff and trainee teachers


How much will it cost? All NCCE courses are free to attend and 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? Go to Teachcomputing.org for details of all 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 

 Book courses on SSE website

Contact SSE if you have any difficulties booking:

Tel: 01823 348266 Email: SSE@somerset.gov.uk

 

Somerset Technology Conference: Diving Deep in Computing

Wednesday 25th November 2020, Dillington House nr Ilminster

 
Further information on flyer
 

Spring Term 2020 Primary / Special Updates

 Primary ICT/Computing Leader updates
(No charge for subscribing schools, £75 for non-subscribers)

Planned Focus: Data, Digital Literacy and working with parents

  • Meet with colleagues to share experiences and update knowledge
  • Develop data handling area of computing curriculum with links to digital literacy
  • Plan for cross curriculum opportunities to increase learner skills to use and present data
  • Consider strategies for effective partnership working with parents and carers around responsible use of technology
Area​Venue and Date
Ansford/Tower
Evercreech Primary
Thursday 27th February 1.30 - 4.00pm
​​Bridgwater
North Petherton Community Primary
Tuesday 25th February 1.30 - 4.00pm
​Cheddar
 Cheddar First School
Thursday 12th March 4.00 - 5.30pm​
​​Frome
Berkley First School
Thursday 5th March 1.30 - 3.30pm
South Somerset

Huish Primary, Yeovil
Tuesday 3rd March 1.30 - 3.30pm

Taunton/Wellington
Glass Box @Taunton Library
Wednesday 12th February 1.30 - 4:00pm
Wells/Glastonbury/Street
St Cuthbert's Junior
Thursday 5th March 4.00 - 5.30pm​
​West Somerset​
​Knights Templar
Monday 9th March 4.00pm-5.30pm