William Howard School has been recognised for delivering high-quality computing education to young people, developing their digital skills and preparing them for the future.
We achieved the national Computing Quality Mark after evaluating our computing education and demonstrating high-quality provision. The Computing Quality Mark is awarded by the National Centre for Computing Education and recognises excellence of computing education offered by a school as part of their curriculum development through the Computing Quality Framework (CQF).
Our school completed all seven aspects of the CQF in order to receive the Computing Quality Mark, which recognises achievement in:
- Leadership and Vision
- Curriculum and Qualifications
- Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- Staff Development
- Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and SEND
- Careers Education
- Impact on Outcomes
Claire Garside, senior lead facilitator at the NCCE, said: “Congratulations to William Howard School, on becoming an NCCE ‘Computing Quality Mark’ school! They’re among the schools leading the way to deliver high standards in computing education. The Computing Quality Mark recognises the quality of their provision to ensure all students receive the computing skills and knowledge so valuable for today and in their future careers.”
The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is funded by the Department for Education and supporting partners, to improve the provision of computing education in England.Since the NCCE’s establishment in 2018, it has engaged with 60,000 teachers from more than 20,000 schools in England, created the Teach Computing Curriculum which has seen over one million downloads of lessons, engaged over 1,600 schools with the Computing Quality Framework and supported 54% of students studying AS and A level computer science through the Isaac Computer Science platform.