The Cornerstone English Hub is one of only 34 schools across England appointed by the DfE to take a leading role in supporting schools that struggle to teach children to read by improving the teaching of early language and reading. We cover a key area in the southwest and provide training and development to schools within our region through a collaborative approach to achieve better results for children.
We are one of the 34 schools and colleges chosen by the DfE for their expert use of technology in teaching and learning. We have a local, national and international reputation for our innovative use of technology in education and offer packages of support, targeted to meet the needs of each school, delivered by experienced teachers that can share some of the best practice to get the best out of investment in technology for the support of teaching and learning.
The Cornerstone Science Learning Partnership is part of the national network of STEM Learning partnerships across the UK. As a DfE initiative, we take a leading role in supporting schools to provide an engaging and inspiring education for their students. Catering for teachers, leaders and support staff, we offer bespoke and regional training to support you in ways that best meet your needs. Despite the global pandemic changing the way we all live and work, ensuring your staff and students have the best opportunities is still a huge priority for us. All our CPD can be arranged for virtual or socially distanced delivery and we're now offering a range of training around remote teaching and working.
Our professional development offer is excellent quality and DfE approved. Always delivered by an accredited STEM facilitator, our training days focus on a blend of pedagogy and subject knowledge to ensure that your teaching is given the support it needs Along with the other SLPs in the South we're here to support teachers and support staff to become more confident and helping them to teach more effectively in the classroom, improving outcomes for young people.
Established in November 2018, the National Center for Computing Education (NCCE) represents a huge investment by the government of £84 million: the biggest single per capita investment in teacher professional development and probably the most ambitious re-envisioning of computing as a school subject that is taking place anywhere in the world.
To support teachers by providing schemes of: Work and resources, face-to-face and online training, and subject knowledge enhancement. The aim is to put teachers in a position to have the confidence, skills and the knowledge to be an inspirational practitioner that could change your students' lives, as more empowered agents in society and also in their future job prospects.
We're delighted to be part of 'The Westcountry Computer Science Hub' (WCCS Hub) alongside Uffculme School and Exeter Maths School. We're one of a network of 40 school-based Computing Hubs across England, put in place to provide local CPD and comprehensive resources for computing teachers in primary and secondary schools and colleges across Devon and Dorset.