Welcome to the CAS Manchester Site

We at CAS Manchester welcome you all to our new website. Please look around and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at: casmanchester@computingatschool.org.uk

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Sarah Zaman

I am a primary school teacher who has always been enthusiastic about ICT and new developments in the primary ICT/Computing curriculum. I am now Regional coordinator for CAS Manchester based at The University of Manchester.

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Carol Murray

I have been a teacher of ICT and then computing in an 11-18 school for 13 years, as an AST and SSAT lead practitioner. I am currently one of the newly appointed regional coordinators of the CAS Regional Centre North West (Manchester).

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Dave Ames

I originally did a degree in Maths and have taught Maths for the past 20 years.

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Carl Simmons

I have been a secondary school Computing teacher, college lecturer and I now work in teacher training at Edge Hill University predominantly with Computing trainees. I am interested in promoting the increasing use of computing and programming in schools, and the role that e-learning can play in making learning and collaboration effective.

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The North West CAS Regional Centre (North West) is based at The University of Manchester. The Regional Centre is an initiative to build regional support for computing in all Primary and Secondary schools. It is run jointly by the University of Manchester (School of Computer Science) and Edge Hill University, and is funded by the Department of Education through BCS (CAS).

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David Rydeheard

University senior lecturer. Originally a mathematician, now applying areas of mathematics to computer science, including logic, semantics, abstract algebra and topology. Involved with the promotion of computing in schools, especially expanding the range of support activities in the University of Manchester.

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The conference at Chester University will take place on Saturday 21st October

This year we are looking to branch out and hold conferences and other events across the region. One of these conferences is this one at Chester University.

We are charging £10 for the conference will all monies raised to be used to purchase equipment for Master Teachers to support teaching and learning in the Chester region.

Timings of the day

9:30 registration

9:45 Welcome

10:00 Workshop choice 1

10:55 Workshop choice 2

12:00 Self catered lunch and Market place

12:50 Workshop choice 3

1:50 Plenary

Workshops are subject to change and additions!

  • Magical cross-curricular Scratch - Jamie Edmondson
  • Title tbc - Donna Rawling
  • Title tbc - Rob Jones
  • Innovative iPad apps - Ruth Smith and Amy Kingsley
  • Programming with Sphero or Kodu (tbc) - Martin Haxell
  • CAS Self review tool - Yvonne Walker
  • Title tbc - Ben Gristwood
  • Title tbc - Simon Howe
  • Demystifying Cyber Security - Andrea Sanders
  • Title tbc - Paul Strickland
  • Teaching Networking in the curriculum - Lisa Wood
  • Tackling Cyber Crime - Helen Williams (or colleague) TITAN NW Regional Cyber Crime Unit

Booking available here

More details of workshops to be added shortly.