What is the Digital Schoolhouse project?

Digital Schoolhouse Director, Shahneila Saeed, explains how the project will get kids coding

The Digital Schoolhouse is a primary to secondary school transition project focused on the teaching of the new Computing Programmes of Study for the National Curriculum. This exciting initiative is being funded by the Mayor of London’s Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) to enable Ukie and the Digital Schoolhouse Trust to establish Digital Schoolhouses in 10 London secondary schools.

Each of the 10 London Digital Schoolhouses aims to grow and support a network of primary teachers to deliver creative and cross-curricular lessons with computing at its heart. Free and flexible workshops are provided for visiting primary school pupils with an aim to both inspire and engage. However, it doesn’t stop there; the aim is to inspire and encourage teachers too. 

By providing continued support through ongoing Hub and CPD events as well as direct contact to a specialist secondary school teacher, the project aims to upskill and inspire primary school teachers across London to deliver the new Computing Programmes of Study. 

Computing is and should be lots of fun, for both the pupils and the teachers! Through this project we aim to encourage and promote that message across at least 100 Primary Schools (by July 2015). If you are a teacher and would like to be involved in this project then please contact me.

Shahneila Saeed

Programme Director for Digital Schoolhouse, London