The Barefoot Computing project aims to equip primary school teachers with the basic knowledge and confidence needed to begin the journey towards becoming an excellent computing teacher. It is funded by DfE and run in partnership by CAS and BCS.
The project is recruiting 2.5 FTE teachers to be seconded onto the project during the period April 1st 2014 to April 1st 2015.
These jobs are available to primary or secondary teachers currently in post, teachers who are looking for a career break, or not currently teaching due to a career break that has been less than or equal to two years. In cases where applicants are not currently in post, employment would be through fix term contracts.
The purpose of the posts is to develop cross-curricular, computer science exemplification teaching resources for primary schools. The development work will be directed by primary curricular experts working for the project and overseen by the project steering committee. These exemplifications will illustrate how teaching computer science can enhance progression in other subjects in the primary curriculum (such as literacy, art, maths, and history, for example). They will be designed so they can also be used as self-study guides for primary teachers who do not have suitable prior knowledge and have little spare time. The idea is that a teacher can successfully use them in the classroom whilst concurrently studying them to enhance their own subject knowledge.
The deadline for applications is 17 January 2014. For more information, click here.