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CAS Ferndown Mixed Community

Supporting BCP & East Dorset

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A computing community for all

Situated in the heart of East Dorset, Ferndown Upper School hosts the CAS Ferndown Mixed Community.

Over 40 secondary phase schools (including middles) and over 90 primaries within driving distance of the school.

Set up in December 2020, CAS Ferndown joins a long list of successful CAS Communities, created to support computing teachers.

Ferndown Upper School's excellent facilities including The Computing and Robotics Centre, provide opportunity for in person CPD and support in a range of computing pedagogy. From primary to KS3 and KS4 to Post-16, including being Dorset's first T Level providing in digital T Levels in software development and IT Support Services.

Computing At School's Purpose and Mission


Every child in every school has the right to a world-class computing education.
An understanding of computing enables citizens to make informed choices in our digital world. To get to that point, we need to encourage and equip school staff. The CAS community of teachers, academics and industry professionals provides access to a range of resources and local events supporting continuing professional development. Membership is open to all adults except students in Further Education taking school-level qualifications.

Being part of CAS means getting involved fully – giving as well as taking.
CAS’s mission is to lead and promote excellence in all those staff involved in Computing education in schools. Our aim is for computing – with Computer Science at its heart – to become firmly established in all Primary and Secondary schools alongside maths and the natural sciences. CAS speaks for the discipline of computing at school level – including Further Education – but not for any particular interest group.

WHY JOIN CAS?

  • By being a member of Computing At School, you will have access to:

  • a community of over 25,000 other members, mostly primary and secondary school teachers based in the UK

  • active discussion forum to help you keep up to date and receive help and wider support

  • access to over 3000 classroom resources submitted by other CAS members

Upcoming events in CAS Ferndown Community

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