More than half (53%) of Brits now believe that learning coding in school is just as important as learning a foreign language, such as French or Spanish.
A new deal developed by the DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS) could help schools save thousands on new tablets, laptops or desktop devices.
Children’s commissioner Anne Longfield has called for a digital citizenship programme in every school, warning that children are being ‘left to fend for themselves in the digital world’.
Despite the government push to promote computing in schools, new research suggests girls and poorer students risk being left behind.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has partnered with social learning provider FutureLearn to launch two free online training courses for teachers focused on computing and digital skills.
The Micro:bit Educational Foundation has been officially launched to continue the the successful deployment of the BBC micro:bit.
The Sutton Trust has launched two new programmes that are designed to improve social mobility in the digital sector.
NSPCC Cymru has called for compulsory online safety lessons to be included on the curriculum, following concerns over online grooming.
A report by the Commons Science and Technology Committee has called on the government to address the UK’s digital skill crisis, warning it could risk damaging the country’s productivity and competitiveness.
A new mental health service, ChatHealth, has been launched for school pupils in Cumbria.
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has created The Faith Schoolers Anonymous site, aimed at young people who attend faith schools.
The Department for Education and Department of Health have launched a new interactive resource, named ‘MindEd’, aimed at offering support to concerned children and familie
Schools are being encouraged to register their initial interest in buying tablet devices to facilitate price reductions through ‘collective buying power’.
Schools should embrace new technologies as an opportunity to reduce teacher workload, according to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has launched an anti-radicalisation website aimed at tackling extremism which she says will be used to ‘educate against hate’.
Despite phones, tablets and other forms of digital technology becoming more prominent in daily life and education, handwriting remains a crucial skill for primary age children.
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