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In September 2014, the computing curriculum in English schools changed to one with a much greater emphasis on computer science. However, 66% of existing ICT teachers are non-specialist and require significant continuing professional development (CPD) to deliver this new curriculum. One initiative to provide this is the Computing At School (CAS) Master Teacher programme. This paper describes some physical computing projects that were used in training a cohort of Master Teachers, preparing them to deliver both improved lessons in classrooms and CPD tailored for the requirements of their peers.