Supporting the curriculum - Barclays Code Playground
In 2014, England became the first country in the world to start teaching a formal curriculum in computing and coding. By doing so, it recognised the important role digital literacy would play in the future careers, and everyday lives, of all our children. However, just a few years later, the teaching of computing and coding in the UK was called out as “patchy and fragile” by The Royal Society1
Why? Because many teachers feel they are teaching an unfamiliar subject without adequate support. At home, parents may also not have the time, or skills, to keep up with rapid changes in the digital landscape. Let alone pass that knowledge on to their children.
At Code Playground, we believe in empowering people through digital literacy. Together, we can make learning to code easier for everyone, including teachers, parents and students. We want to give them access to the resources and support they need to get to grips with the computing curriculum – in one handy location. Then backing it up with hands-on guidance when and where it’s needed. Whether that’s in the classroom, online, or both.