​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.  (See details in the right-hand column of this page).

Secondary schools will have a subject leader day every year.

Non-subscribing schools

 

Non-subscribing schools can pay to attend update meetings at the full price of £40.  Consultancy charges apply at a higher rate and are only available for a minimum half day.

Courses are charged at an additional 30% cost.  

Academies

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. 

 Book courses on SSE website

Contact SSE if you have any difficulties booking:

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

 

Subject Leader Update Meetings 2021

The eLIM EdTech team provides professional development programmes to support teachers and schools to improve and evaluate pupil outcomes. Our experience and expertise, supported by robust evidence and challenge, will help you provide excellent educational opportunities.

Our Computing Subject Leader Update Meetings are a chance to meet with colleagues to develop your expertise as the leader of computing/technology in your school and will be held online this year. As always, these will be free for subscribing schools to attend (£40 for non-subscribing schools).  

​Choose the date that suits you best from each term and click the link below to book your place:

​​Spring term 2021
Summer term 2021
The Spring update session will provide the opportunity to:
  • Increase understanding of your role as subject leader
  • Identify ways to embed effective practice for computing, use of technology, blended learning, online safety
  • Consider how your school will review and monitor these areas

The Summer Term update session will provide the opport​​unity to: 

  • Review your school's Computing curriculum 
  • Review provision of resources, including time 
  • Identify staff CPD requirements and strategies 
​Booking links:
Weds 10th Ma​rch: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Thurs 11th March: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Tues 16th March: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
​Booking links: 
Thurs 17th June: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Tues 22nd June: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Weds 23rd June: 4:00pm – 5:30pm​


 

NCCE Training Courses

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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 DfE subsidised and charged at £35 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