Day 3 – Planning and delivering an inspiring & engaging Computing curriculum

This week Sirius Academy hosted the third session in this CPD programme for teachers.

Our group of Hull teachers, preparing for the GCSE Computing curriculum, worked collaboratively again and welcomed back Alan O’Donohoe. The cohort quickly turned to hands-on activities to focus on strategies to support differentiation, assessment and pedagogy in practice.  All areas that our teachers have welcomed Alan’s experience and enthusiastic delivery style.


Alongside hands-on activities, practical tips and guidance there are always lots of notes, links and ideas to take away:



  • Again, everybody attending said they’d recommend the session to colleagues and rated the overall session as ‘5’ (our highest grade and ‘Excellent, great CPD benefit)
  • Liked the hands-on approach
  • Good to use Python and Scratch
  • Liked the approach to looking at students’ assignments to help with GCSE CS assessment and modelling