The latest round of computing teacher training scholarships, an EAL resource and an essay prize are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for October 15, 2015

Applications are open for the next round of computing teacher training scholarships. Run by BCS – the chartered institute for IT – the scheme is aimed at attracting trainee teachers in England.

The scholarships are worth £25,000 and the scheme is backed by a range of high-profile companies including Microsoft, IBM, Google and Toshiba. Employees from these organisations help to evaluate candidates and identify high-calibre computing teachers “potentially capable of leading technology education in schools”.

The scheme is open to eligible applicants starting their teacher training this term. To date, the scheme has seen more than 1,000 applications over the last three years. A total of 253 people have been awarded scholarships and BCS has worked with 150 schools. Visit:

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