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Gaia Sponsors Challenge Partners

Gaia Sponsors Challenge Partners

Gaia is pleased to announce a sponsorship arrangement with Challenge Partners.

Find how we are contributing to school improvement through partnership. Help with research into computing. The competition  to win a copy of the Primary Computing Framework is now closed. Winners will be announced shortly via the Challenge Partners newsletter.

The mission at Challenge Partners is   to improve pupils’ outcomes and reduce educational inequality  through effective collaboration, enabling every pupil to experience the combined wisdom of the education system.   The organisation works to achieve this  through its Network of Excellence,   the Challenge the Gap school improvement programme and facilitation of pilot projects.

The Network of Excellence  currently comprises over 400 primary, secondary, post-16, special schools and APs nationally. The Network of Excellence  provides all schools within the partnership the opportunity to access information about other Network of Excellence  schools, experience good practice face-to-face, and access the expertise of practitioners and external consultants for specific school improvement projects.

Gaia is pleased to announce a sponsorship package that:

  • provides support to the Challenge Partners National Conference.
  • includes donation  of five  Primary Computing Framework packages, including the publication and  four days of associated training.
  • awards prizes for an app creation competition
  • helps with database software improvements
  • gives device support to the central team

Representatives of Gaia were very pleased to attend the national conference  in March. Head of Education Transformation, Bernard  Dady presented a workshop on the theme of  Developing Technology through Partnership.

Enter the Computing Framework Competition

Our competition  is open to   primary schools  which are members of Challenge  Partners. We are  donating  a copy of the  Framework, access to the on-line resources and   a four day   professional learning programme  to five lucky schools (one per hub).

This package normally sells  for  £4500 (or £500 per term over three years), so entering the competition offers a great chance to  turbo-charge your computing  curriculum and make a great saving  at the same time.

Gaia’s Primary Computing Framework provides everything you need to deliver a broad and balanced Computing Curriculum to the whole primary age range including Reception. It has been written in a non-technical style and is complemented by a full set of

  • Medium term planning documents
  • Projects and resources
  • Pupil ‘I can’ statements
  • Further reading and links
  • Online safety lessons for all year groups
  • Guides for teachers to help them to gain the confidence to teach computing
  • Assessment grids and record sheets

Help with our Research into Primary Computing

As part of our research and development, we are collecting evidence on current delivery of computing in primary schools. We would be very grateful if your computing lead teacher could complete our short online survey. Gaia will be very happy to share back our learning via the Challenge Partners and it will help us refine and develop the Primary Computing Framework. The Gaia Primary Computing Framework was a BETT Award Finalist in 2018.

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  1. When is the closing date please? I have entered my school but cannot seem to find a date when winners would be announced.

    Many thanks

    • Hi Matthew. The competition is now closed and all entrants will be contacted shortly. Thanks for your patience 🙂


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