Dr Nick Cook is a lecturer in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University, teaching programming and operating systems. Nick is responsible for the school’s outreach and widening participation activities. Active participation in Computing at School (CAS) is at the heart of this work, which includes CPD for teachers and workshops for school students of all ages. Nick leads the delivery of Barefoot Computing workshops to primary schools across the region and successfully bid for the establishment of the new CAS North East regional centre – one of 10 established in universities in England. CAS North East will bring together the work of CAS hubs, master teachers, lead schools and other stakeholders to support the delivery of the new computing curriculum in the region’s schools.
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