Phil Nelkin | +44 7947 644617 


Computer Science teachers are a rare breed! While some schools are managing to find a newly qualified teacher, others are having to appoint non-specialists who have the potential but need guidance. Actually, many teachers with degrees in a Computer Science discipline, like Software Engineering, still have not covered the material within the GCSE or A Level.  Since 2022, I have been lucky enough to help mentor a couple of NQTs at the British School in Brussels. As well as supporting the Computer Science team in this impressive school, I have been delivering in person and remote workshops for the GCSE and A-Level students. 

As mentioned, a number of schools struggle to get Computer Science specialists and unlike other subjects, a degree in Computer Science may not cover all the contents of the subject at school. However, someone with a Computer Science or related degree once given the support, can fly in the role!

Now that the syllabus is focused on computational thinking and coding, some schools may need my support if, say, a mathematician has been appointed in a Computer Science role.

The level of support I can give is totally flexible and up to you!