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Ben Davies
Computing Teaching & Learning

Ben Davies

Ben is an experienced primary school teacher, ITT lecturer, SLE for Computing and ICT, Resource Developer and Computing at School (CAS) Community Leader.

As SLE in computing and ICT, Ben has provided support to schools on maximising IT provision through the Manchester Teaching School Alliance. Support has taken the form of school-to-school support, CPD sessions and events workshops.

As Schools Direct ITT Teacher Trainer (science and computing), Ben planned and delivered subject enhancement sessions on behalf of Cumbria University for Schools Direct trainee teachers (Manchester Teaching School Alliance).

He has also delivered sessions to local primary schools on the use of Barefoot primary computing resources and train the trainer sessions for BT volunteers wishing to run workshops in school.

AS CAS Lead Master Teacher, Ben has run CPD sessions on introducing computer science to the primary classroom; physical computing; cross-curricular programming; delivered talks at national and regional conferences; and hosted workshops for The University of Manchester and Edge Hill University.

Ben is also a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and qualified trainer for OLEVIs outstanding teacher program and improving teacher program.

Ben Davies's Webinars

Primary Computing: An Insight into Ofsted's Research Review, Identifying High-quality Curricula, Assessment, Pedagogy and Systems

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This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leaders, subject leaders, teachers and practitioners with insight into Ofsted’s Research review series: computing which provides an evidence-based conception of a high-quality computing curriculum to support Ofsted’s inspection judgements, and can be used to guide curriculum planning.

Understanding How to Teach for Mastery of Computing | Primary

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes (approx.) In this webinar, Ben Davies, experienced teacher, ITT lecturer, SLE for Computing and ICT, Resource Developer and CAS Community Lead, will explore the concept of teaching for mastery in computing, highlighting the benefits that effective mastery teaching can deliver, and explaining how teachers might set about developing and achieving mastery in the classroom.

Primary Computing: Lesson-to-Lesson Sequencing and Adaptive Short-term Planning in Line with Teachers’ Standards

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Webinar Duration: 50 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, school leaders and teachers with practical guidance on lesson-to-lesson sequencing and short-term planning for primary computing which is adaptive to the learning needs of groups and individuals identified in previous lessons, enhancing academic outcomes.