65% of today’s school kids will work in jobs that are yet to be invented
This means that they will need to develop new skills such as coding, digital creativity and much more.
In 2014 coding became mainstream in schools with the replacement of ICT with Computing
This was a big step in the right direction, with children across primary and secondary schools being given the opportunity to develop a fundamental skill and way of thinking needed for the future.
Many teachers are learning to code so they can teach it for the first time
Many of these teachers previously taught ICT, but others teach subjects as broad as Maths, Business Studies, DT or Geography.
The image of computing is "repetitive and boring" - the number one reason it's not studied more beyond year 9.
In order to encourage participation from everyone, this needs to change! Coding is creative, and can be taught in a way that builds towards exciting careers such as game design, web development and many more.