computing Hub tEAM

Computing Hub Team

Mandy Quinton - Science and Computing Hub Lead - St Clement Danes School

Mandy has many years experience teaching Physics and has always been passionate about promoting excellent teaching. Mandy now leads the Hubs operating out of St Clement Danes.

Matt Wimpenny-Smith - Computing Hub Primary Lead - Oxford Brookes

Matt has been an Assistant Head, teaching and leading Computing in both Primary and Secondary schools since 2005. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in ITE, Partnerships and Computing at Oxford Brookes University, where he teaches on the PGCE and BA Primary Education Programmes. Alongside this, he is also a BCS Certified Computer Science Teacher, CAS Community Leader and Master Teacher, Raspberry Pi  Google Educator and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.

Benjamin Margetts - Computing Hub Secondary Lead - Oxford Brookes 

For the past twenty years, Ben has been a teacher and leader in schools around the world. He is a PhD student and works as an Associate Lecture/Visiting tutor for Oxford Brookes University. In addition, Ben is an AWS certified Solutions Architect.

Anjali Dayton - Computing Hub Secondary Lead - The Bicester School, Bicester

Anjali works with Ben to co-ordinate and facilitate our secondary programme. 

Leadership SpeciAlism

Our Leadership Specialism programme is headed up by Phil Wickins (Primary) and Alan Harrison (Secondary).

Phil Wickins - Primary Computing Leadership Specialist

My name is Phil Wickins and I am a primary school teacher specialising in computing, a senior Professional Development Leader for STEM and I am the National Specialist for Primary Computing Leadership, with the NCCE (National Centre for Computing Education).

I am dedicated to supporting primary schools and individual teachers so that every child can have a world leading computing education. I specialise in physical computing and 3D design; enabling students to maximise creativity within their computing projects.

I am a creative, versatile and motivated communicator with over 15 years of leading, educational and training experience. I have advanced problem-solving skills, I am a logical and lateral thinker with the proven ability to inspire confidence in others.

I have also completed the NPQSL – National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership – and the NCCE Computer Science Accelerator Course, giving me an awareness of the preparation required for education beyond KS2.

Alan Harrison - Secondary Computing Leadership Specialist

Alan Harrison, author of How to Teach Computer Science, content creator for Craig'n'Dave and an NCCE Professional Development Leader, Alan achieved record GCSE and A-level results in 2022 and 2023 as HoD at an inner-city Manchester school.

Hub administration team

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