The BCS Academy of Computing is driven by a board and a set of committees that are responsible for the Academy’s main activities.
BCS Academy Board
The Academy Board is the most senior committee within the Academy and takes oversight of the work of its sub-committees, in addition to initiating and managing projects of its own. The key work of the Academy revolves around developing and supporting a cohesive community of scholars, researchers and professionals who have a shared commitment to the advancement of computing.
Having observed a significant decline in computing in schools over several years, a key focus of the Academy’s work since its inception has been to nurture the pipeline of computing professionals and help to prepare future generations for the digital world of work. Considerable Academy resources, overseen by the Board, have therefore been invested in supporting and working with the Computing at School (CAS) group. This work is focussed on influencing the changing of the school curriculum and inspiring the next generation of computing professionals.
Working with school teachers, academics, industry partners and policymakers the Academy has had considerable success in influencing the ICT and computing curriculum in schools. Our work has included responding to a variety of consultations, providing expert guidance on curriculum matters, proactively supporting hundreds of schools to deliver a more rounded computing curriculum, supporting the creation of inspiring teaching materials and working with Government on developing the skills of computing teachers.
Further detail on each of our committees can be found on the links below.