Free resources to support computing lessons

CPD Computing and STEM
While almost three-quarters of computing teachers feel confident with the new curriculum, some are still unsure about the computer programming and coding aspects, a survey has revealed.

At the same time, 41 per cent of pupils say they regularly help their teachers to use technology, while 47 per cent think their teachers need more training when it comes to computing.

The survey, commissioned by the Computing At School initiative and Microsoft, involved 1,746 students aged nine to 16 and 279 computing teachers.

It reveals that after the first term of the new curriculum, 69 per cent of the teachers said they enjoyed teaching computing and 73 per cent said they feel confident.

However, 24 per cent of the teachers had had no experience of teaching computing until September 2014, and 81 per cent said they would still like to have more training, development and learning materials.

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