Curriculum Training

Summer 2017 Computing Curriculum  CPD program.

Please use the Bolton SICT Gateway to book your places. If you do have any problems booking, do not hesitate to contact us either via email  or at the office on 33 2034. 


Developing your School Digital leaders

As computing confidence grows in schools, how can you offer challenges to your more-able pupils?
Why not develop up to 3 of your Year 5 or Year 6 children to become Digital Leaders for your school?
The aim of these workshops are to develop and embed further in depth skills and knowledge using such programs as scratch2, blogging and animation, which they in turn will be able to share their knowledge alongside the class teacher.
Children will need to be accompanied by a Teacher who will take responsibility for the Digital Leaders in school to ensure that they are deployed effectively and have a clear understanding of what their roles and responsibilities are within school.
Your new Digital Leaders will be presented with a certificate after they have completed the course.
If you wish to attend any of these workshops, your 3 children will need to be accompanied by a teacher, they may also wish to drive the children to the course (insurance allowing) to reduce the cost of transporting the children.



CPD Event Date Training Overview

Sharing Good Practice


17th May

3.45pm till 5.30pm

Light refreshments

Registration and Refreshments

·         Update on CAS (C Hill)

·         Sharing Good Practice

·         Feedback Survey and Close

For further information: Christopher Hill

Developing Digital Leaders

 – Stop Frame Animation



18th May

1.00pm till  3.00pm



Lights, Camera Action!

Your Digital leaders will sample the world of Stop Frame animation and how it can have a positive impact in school in a host of curriculum areas from English, Maths and Science through to the foundation subjects.

Using the skills your digital leaders have developed by attending the workshop they will be able to share their knowledge alongside the class teacher.

Your children will take part in animating their own scene and providing a voice over for it.

Lots of Fun!


Full day

Lunch will be provided


22nd May

9.30 start till 3.30pm

Lights, Camera Action!

Do you want a unique way to develop English and ICT in school in a way that inspires learning?

This Stop Frame (Wallace and Gromit style) animation taster day will develop your teaching skills to deliver an animation project which will engage your pupils in a practical way whilst also developing opportunities for writing, speaking and listening skills.

Lots of Fun!


23rd May  

4pm till 5.30 pm


Are you interested in using Lego education to enhance the teaching of computer programming linked to Science?

This free workshop will explore the use of LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 in creating inspiring and outstanding computing lessons for KS2 pupils.

Participants will get hands-on experience and explore engaging new ideas with like-minded educators.

Developing Digital Leaders

– Blogging Workshops


14th June


1.00pm till 3.00pm


Writing for the whole wide world!

Your digital leader’s blog accounts will be upgrade to enable them to support blog moderation and content.

They would be shown how to develop and maintain their own site areas such as school council, eco

Using the skills your digital leaders have developed by attending the workshop they will be able to share their knowledge alongside the class teacher.

Ipads – Quick wins

Using fewer apps better


13th June

1.00pm till 3.30pm

A Hands on sessions – ideal for staff using the iPad as a teaching tool in the classroom and group work.

Looking at using fewer app better – Book Creator, Popplet, Skitch and apps suitable for collaborative learning and speaking and listening.


Green Screening

Lunch will be provided


19th June


9.30 start till 3.30pm

Why not become a world war one war correspondent? Or follow Neil Armstrong as he takes his first steps on the moon? How about becoming David Attenborough and explain in detail the wonderful life of animals?

Learn how to use Green Screen technology to visit far off and exciting places from the comfort of your own classroom.

Create your dialogue and become a presenter.

A great opportunity for writing, speaking and listening skills and lots of fun!


Developing Digital Leaders

Scratch2 Workshops


22nd June


9.30am till 11.30am

Scratch2 leaders!

Your digital leaders will look at possible ideas of programming linked to their learning and start to develop their own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Your digital leader will also use Code Club resources which could support the running of a school club.

share your creations with others in the online community.

Using the skills your digital leaders have developed by attending the workshop they will be able to share their knowledge alongside the class teacher.


Hands on Purplemash


Are you getting the most from your Purple Mash?


What’s new?


27th September


Start 9.30 am till 3.15pm

Full day

Lunch will be provided

Are you ready for this year’s Hands On Purplemash Event?

The day will be focusing on what’s new in Purplemash.

Using Mash to support digital literacy, digital media and of course coding.

It promises to be a day packed full new ideas

Great opportunity for your NQTs, schools can send two delegates ideally one from each key stage

Free CPD to schools that subscribe to