Primary Science | Computing

Primary science computing courses for teachers. The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools. The sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff. Each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.


Please note, online bookings close 36 hours before course start date. Last minute bookings can be made by email and not the website.

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Thinking Again Thinking Critically – A Toolkit: Building media and information competences to successfully navigate an interconnected world.

Download the toolkit here

Learn more about DTSAs professionally facilitated networks and courses for other subjects here.

Upcoming Courses and Networks

Girls in Computing

Join other primary and secondary teachers for the national remote girls in computing conference made possible by Coding Rooms.


About this Event

You can find an updated agenda for the conference here

The conference will provide primary and secondary teachers with the following opportunities:

  • Keynote speakers and inspirational young women in computing and IT
  • Workshops from micro:bit, Reading University, Barefoot Computing, Girl Power UK, Blue Shift Education, Raspberry Pi and many more.
  • Q&A panels with inspirational women in technology.
  • New CAS in a Box sessions covering the national picture, reach, engagement and building self-efficacy in girls.
  • Coding workshops including creative coding for KS1 and KS2, collaborative coding for KS3/4 and adn Isaac Computer Science workshops for A-Level teachers.
girls in computing

Date: 25 May 2021

Venue: Online
Cost: Free

Leading Primary Computing

This course will help new computing coordinators to clarify their role and develop and implement a broad and balanced curriculum. You will learn how best to lead the improvement of computing teaching and learning, and to provide professional support and development to others.You will develop a detailed action plan to guide the effective use and development of resources, assessment approaches, infrastructure and facilities. By monitoring and communicating impact you will enable yourself and school leadership to accurately understand the strengths of computing in your school, and sustainably plan for improvement.

Primary Computing

Dates (2 sessions):

  • 18 June 2021, 9am-3pm
  • 25 June 2021, 9am – 12.30pm

Venue: Online
Cost: Bursary available

Computing Network

Computing Network with DTSA

Date: TBC

Venue: Online
Cost: £30

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA) covers the entire geographical area including Derby and Nottingham for STEM Learning UK. Our aim is to allow all staff to support students to ensure they are the best that they can be. We are proud to have provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.