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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We are a group of teachers, academics and professionals who are passionate about giving ALL students the opportunity to study Computer Science, without regard to background, race or gender.


  • make it easier for classroom teachers to access and apply current research
  • design and run workshop style events to raise awareness among educators 
  • are invited to advise the Government and assessment bodies on diversity
  • speak at events to raise awareness of diversity issues 
  • collate and create resources to help teachers teach more inclusive lessons
  • liaise with industry partners to provide role models and opportunities 



CAS #include has two main strands: Diversity and Inclusion. We have produced a toolkit for each strand and these can be used as training tools for people working in education. 

Find them here.

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Let us know how you get on if you use the toolkits or any of the other resources.