SWCHS celebrates receiving National Computer Quality Mark

We are proud to receive the National Computing Quality Mark, after evaluating our computing education and demonstrating high quality provision.  The Quality Mark is in recognition that SWCHS delivers high quality computing education and the digital skills students will need for their future.

We completed the National Centre for Computing Education’s (NCCE) ground-breaking new programme, the Computing Quality Framework, which recognises excellence in schools. 

“We are very proud of both our computing curriculum and quality of the teaching at Saffron Walden County High in this vital and exciting subject and we are delighted that this has been recognised.” Polly Lankester, Headteacher

“The Computing Department is proud that our school has been awarded the CQF and with this, the acknowledgement of the improvements that we have all worked hard to achieve over the past years. The combination of our team of specialist teachers and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team has led to our school completing all seven aspects of the CQF in order to receive The Computing Quality Mark, which recognises achievement in:

●   Leadership and Vision
●   Curriculum and Qualifications
●   Teaching, Learning and Assessment
●   Staff Development
●   Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and SEND
●   Careers Education
●   Impact on Outcomes

We strive to continue improving to offer the best education that we can in this most important field.” Janet Symonds, Head of Computing

“Congratulations to Saffron Walden County High School, on becoming an NCCE ‘Computing Quality Mark’ school! They’re among the schools leading the way to deliver high standards in computing education. The Computing Quality Mark recognises the quality of their provision to ensure all students receive the computing skills and knowledge so valuable for today and in their future careers.”
Claire Garside, senior lead facilitator at the NCCE

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is funded by the Department for Education and supporting partners, to improve the provision of computing education in England.

Since the NCCE’s establishment in 2018, it has engaged with 34,000 teachers from more than 19,000 schools in England, created the Teach Computing Curriculum which has seen half a million downloads of lessons.  It has now added the CQF to its provision.