Partnerships and New Programmes

The CLC is fortunate to have lots of creative and experienced partners who work with us to share their expertise and ideas, helping us create even better programmes for our teachers, pupils and families. This week we’ve been out and about working with our partners on some very exciting things.

Do get in touch if you like any more information on any of our programmes or to see how you can get involved.

Teacher Platform

We are working with a group of teachers to set standards and moderate pupils’ learning in computing. We have created a platform for teachers to upload annotated work and this will become a place for other teachers to see learning in computing exemplified. We will keep partner schools updated as this develops.

BFI Partnership

Some teachers will remember when London CLC was based at the BFI on London’s Southbank. Our colleagues at BFI Education hosted us for 3 years whilst our building in Clapham was refurbished. This partnership with the BFI has continued and we work closely with the education team on film literacy activities. This week we met with the BFI education team to explore joint working for next academic year. Watch this space for exciting developments around VR, animation and film literacy.

Digital Leaders Programme

We had a good meeting with colleagues from the Philharmonia and Southbank Centre to discuss next year’s Digital Leaders’ Programme.  We’re really excited to be involved in their Universe of Sound programme in Autumn 2016.   All plans are to be confirmed but whatever we do will involve giving pupils priority access to the Philharmonia’s virtual reality orchestra.  Headsets at the ready…

Exa Foundation – Python Sessions
This Tuesday, Alan O’Donohoe who works for Exa Foundation led two professional development sessions at London CLC with groups of primary and secondary teachers who wanted to develop their confidence using Python (text-based programming in their classroom). While the teachers learned how to use Python to solve some complex problems, Alan also shared and demonstrated some practical pedagogies to ensure that learners were inspired and engaged in Computing lessons but also pitching challenges at the right levels. The sessions were very popular and received great feedback. Alan hopes to return to offer additional sessions along these themes next term.
Rosendale Book Club
 Rosendale book club website is nearly complete with a selected list of 100 seminal children’s books by 100 seminal children’s authors:
Apple Event
Apple preview event of the new Education iOS software … can’t give any details unfortunately, but watch this space…and looks good so far. I can confirm that they have a coffee machine operated by iPad though.



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