Michael Jones - Secondary

Michael works with all sectors of the education community in raising awareness of Computer Science. During the past year he has worked with Gravesham primary schools to provide foundation skills in CS. Michael currently advises secondary schools throughout England on introducing programming. SWALE primary association and NAPE (National Association for Primary Education) have commissioned workshops for their conferences during the past year.

Michael is currently developing, in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, an online portal for teachers new to computer science education. For the past 2 years Michael has established a partnership with the university of Greenwich and runs the subject content programme for the new PGCE in CS.

Jamiel Cassem - Primary

Jamiel is a Year 6 teacher and Deputy Head at a Dartford Primary school with a long standing responsibility for ICT/Computing. Throughout his years at the school he has worked strategically to ensure high levels of teaching and learning in all subjects.  As a result of working with colleagues of all experience levels, he has developed a sound understanding of how to coach and mentor staff to maximise their impact upon children’s learning. 

He is currently Chair of the DASCo Computing group who are developing a computing curriculum which is implemented in the majority of Dartford schools. To support the implementation of this scheme of work, he has lead and organised professional development training for staff. 

Sarah Hudson - Primary

Sarah Hudson is the Computing and E-safety Leader at Holy Trinity CofE Primary School. Whilst also being a Middle Leader and Key Stage Two Leader, Sarah’s successful leadership in her subject has led to her being recommended to coach all of the foundation subject coordinators in the school; supporting them in moving forwards and raising the profile of their subject.

Some successes that Sarah has had whilst leading her subject include: collaborating with local schools to write a scheme of work for the new computing curriculum, (warmly received by over thirty schools); ensuring rich curriculum coverage; managing budgets to ensure a range of resources are available to support children’s learning; preparing the school for award status; introducing concepts for assessing computing; training staff, children and local colleagues as well as providing courses to develop.

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