Coding teaches important problem solving skills, encourages creativity and builds the confidence to overcoming obstacles and take on new challenges. Many people don’t consider coding to be creative and engaging, but you don’t need to be a developer to benefit from the skills it teaches. Coding is used in science, medicine, psychology, design, business and the arts, and is an ability that future generations will need to secure competitive jobs in an increasingly digital world.
Our aim is to give children from all backgrounds the chance to learn to code. State school pupils are far less likely to take STEM-based A-Levels, and women make up just 13% of the workforce in the UK’s STEM industries (science, technology, engineering and maths).
We focus on helping girls and children from underprivileged backgrounds develop new skills, giving them an opportunity to build impressive skill-sets and build their confidence in their abilities.
Our teaching resources have been designed in collaboration with leading figures in computing education, including Mark Dorling, co-author of the KS1-3 CAS Computing Progression Pathways, and Peter Kemp, an advisor for the new KS4 curriculum. We also provide our platform, training and support for free to anyone who is interested in using our system in (non-fee paying) schools, libraries, museums and other community groups.
We have been working with universities and schools for a number of years to run coding workshops in London and Leeds, and we are expanding our operations this year to both Manchester and Bristol.
If you are a sixth form, further education college or university we’d like to work with your students to deliver classes for children in KS3. We have experience recruiting, training and managing the students that currently work in our London classes at Imperial College.
The students that work with us to teach classes not only have an impressive addition to their CV, but benefit from our links with industry professionals. We have a number of established contacts who look to our group of student teachers to find the next generation of creative coders.
As a secondary school, sixth form, further education college or university, you can help us to engage children in coding within schools or at extracurricular coding clubs. If you would like more information or would like to start a coding club in your school or local area, you can register your interest below.