Requirement for Central Computer Science Champion

Requirement for Central Computer Science Champion

To generate enrolments on to the Computer Science Accelerator Programme from HEI based trainee teachers, as defined by the CSA Programme Team.

NCCE Central Computer Science Champion

Contract summary



  • Secondary education services – 80200000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£2,000 to £17,600

Procurement reference

NCCE Central CS Champion 20/21

Published date

9 August 2021

Closing date

13 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 September 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Call off from a Framework Agreement

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STEM Learning on behalf of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) are seeking to appoint two consultants to support out Computing Network of Computing Hubs and Regional Delivery Partners to recruit to our Computer Science Accelerator Programme.

The NCCE is funded by the Department for Education and marks a significant investment in improving the provision of computing education in England.

Run by a consortium made up of STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, our vision is to achieve a world-leading computing education for every child in England.

We provide high-quality support for the teaching of computing in schools and colleges, from Key Stage 1 through to A level. Our extensive range of training, resources and support covers elements of the curriculum at every Key Stage, catering for all levels of subject knowledge and experience.

Reporting directly to an NCCE Programme team member, supporting all Reginal Delivery Partners in meeting their local and indeed the national KPIs. Oversight of the Central CS Champions will be provided by the CSA Programme Manager.

The role of a Central CS Champion is to work with the Regional Delivery Partners to ensure that there are a sufficient number of teachers actively engaged, and completing the programme to ensure that the regional and national KPIs are achieved for this programme, which focuses on the training of teachers to be confident in their computer science subject knowledge up to GCSE.

In addition to this, the Central CS Champion will provide support to the Computing hub teams to share best practice of supporting participants, support with the regional/national strategy non-specialist engagement, for example supply and ITE.

Key objectives for the Central CS Champion to achieve are to:

– To generate enrolments on to the Computer Science Accelerator Programme from HEI based trainee teachers, as defined by the CSA Programme Team
– To actively support and “nudge” teachers through the programme, providing both generic and bespoke support as/when required.
– To develop a method of best practice to support computing Hubs to engage SCITT providers and supply agencies.

Essential Skills and expertise required from interested consultants:
– Excellent knowledge of computing education.
– Excellent subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding.
– The ability to, and experience of, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including schools and colleges.
– Good understanding of the wider educational landscape, and relevant regional issues, challenges and opportunities.
– Highly developed all-round communication skills, orally and in writing.
– Ability to think analytically and strategically, and respond creatively to challenges.
– Experience of working remotely with colleagues to deliver successful outcomes.


More information


Additional text
Posts will be based in a region, to achieve full geographical coverage, and will support a number of secondary schools and colleges within their assigned region, working closely with their appropriate Regional Delivery Partner.

Start date: September 2021

Length of opportunity: Until end of July 2022

Location of the Work: Working primarily from home, with occasional travel to the Computing Hub or other schools within the region to provide face-to-face support to a group of teachers.

The potential number of days available to be split across two positions for this contract are 44 days

Fee: Consultants will be paid a day rate of up to £400 for undertaking the work of the programme. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid in line with STEM Learning’s expenses policy.

How to apply: Please submit an up to date CV and a covering letter (max. two pages) showing how you are fit for the role, and the ways you might engage with trainees and supply teachers and influence supply agencies and ITE providers.

Closing date for applications: Please respond to by Friday 16th August

For any queries regarding the opportunity please contact: Marion Bounds, CSA Project Lead,


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Marion Bounds


University of York