February 5, 2014 9:25 am

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Teachers to receive government-funded coding training

A new government fund has been made available which will be used to provide teachers with software coding training.  The £500,000 fund will be matched by expert computing organisations to fund projects to train teachers to deliver the new curriculum.

The scheme has been devised by teachers and computing experts including the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Royal Academy of Engineering, with input from Microsoft, Google and leaders in the computer games industry. The coding lessons will form part of the Year of Code initiative which will see will see a series of events take place over the next 12 months to promote computing. It will include a week-long programme in March encouraging all schools to teach every pupil at least one hour of coding in that week.

Here at Turn IT On one of our main aims has always been to ensure all teachers at our schools are brimming with computer confidence. Watch this space for news of Turn IT On’s involvement with the Year of Code campaign.


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