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Hosted by Bitterne Manor Primary School 

NEW: Delve in, for twelve min! - A series of short online CPD training videos on the primary computing curriculum. 

Delve in, for twelve min! Part one: Algorithms - Phil Wickins

Delve in, for twelve min! A series of short online computing CPD training sessions for Primary School Teachers. Part one: Algorithms

Delve in, for twelve min! Part two: Selection - Phil Wickins

Delve in, for twelve min! The second in a series of short online CPD training videos for Primary School Computing. Part two: Selection (Conditional operators).

(Please scroll down for links to book onto CPD courses)


CPD offered by Bitterne Manor Primary School

As well as hosting twilight CPD sessions at Bitterne Manor Primary School (please see current courses available below), we are also available to deliver CPD during INSET days, staff meetings or twilights in your school. Our usual fees depend on the length of training, plus £10 per person per hour (minimum 5 delegates, maximum 30).


Full day (6 hours) £200 + £10 pp, ph
Half day (3 hours) £150 + £10 pp, ph
2 hour twilight £100 + £10 pp, ph
1 hour staff meeting £80 + £10 pp, ph


e.g. 2 hour twilight for 10 teachers, £100 + (£10 x 10 x 2) = £300
(please note prices may vary depending on location, equipment availability and course content)

Examples of CPD currently available:

(For bookings and more information, please contact the school F.A.O. Phil Wickins)

Computing (run by Phil Wickins):

  • Introduction to teaching primary computing (Y1 to Y6) including Algorithms, Computational Thinking, Unplugged Computing, Programming (using visual programming languages such as Flowol, Scratch and Hopscotch).
  • Programming in KS2 - How to teach more advanced skills using Scratch including conditional operators, abstraction, decomposition and looping.
  • Get the most out of your smart boards! A session for teachers on using ICT both in and out of the classroom. Be creative and interactive with your front of class screens and develop your spreadsheet skills to quickly assess, track and analyse pupil data.


Design Technology (run by Phil Wickins):

  • Design Technology - using CAD (Computer Aided Design) as part of the DT curriculum (generate, develop, model and communicate ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design), using ‘Sketchup’ (free for schools) to design, create, modify and test 3D models.


Safeguarding, PSCHE and Citizenship (run by Phil Wickins):

  • E-safety in primary (including advice on e-safety agreements with pupils/ parents, E-safety in the curriculum, and how to run parent workshops on E-Safety).


We are also available as consultants to audit and advise on your computing curriculum and ICT equipment; to work with senior leaders and computing champions, taking into consideration the importance of programming without loosing key digital literacy skills, and addressing the growing challenge of E-Safety. Please contact us for more information.


About our Trainers:
Phil Wickins is a CAS (Computing At School) Primary Master Teacher in Computer Science, based at Bitterne Manor Primary School in Southampton and has recently completed the NPQSL (National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership). With a background in film and music technology, Phil is passionate about involving all aspects of computing in cross curricular learning. Phil specialises in the creative element of computer science (music technology and CAD – Computer Aided Design) as well as the more logical side of computational thinking.

CPD Testimonies:

"Excellent delivery with practical and appropriate ideas to take straight back into the classroom." 
"The training session was extremely fun to participate in, it allowed us to actually get engaged in our own learning and gave us a really good idea on how to start teaching pupils." 
"...prior to arrival the session seemed daunting due to the 'technical' nature of the subject, but the trainer made the subject accessible and easy to understand."


Current CPD Courses at Bitterne Manor Primary School


Please select from our up and coming CPD events below, hosted by Bitterne Manor Primary School.

Click on the event name to reserve and purchase places.

Please be aware that Bitterne Manor Primary will not accept payment directly for courses managed by Eventbrite.