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Who we are

Ingenious computing and immersive careers education.

Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse is a not-for-profit programme which enables primary schools to experience free creative computing workshops from their local Schoolhouse. Combined with ingenious computing, the programme also engages thousands of students with its pioneering and immersive careers education. Schoolhouses are not charged for their participation in the programme, nor for the support that they receive. 

Our Mission

Bridge the gap between education and industry to aptly equip the next generation for a digital age.

Our Vision

Revolutionise computing education in order to futureproof our industry's workforce.

What we do

The programme has a wholistic approach to the improvement of computing education, everything from teacher CPD, to engaging classroom resources and innovative careers education

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Our Workshops

Find your nearest school to book a workshop visit for your class.

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Curriculum & Assessment

DSH maps pupil progression & computational thinking

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Online Resource Library

Free to download resources using a play-based learning pedagogy

Our Story

Then

In response to an outdated ICT education and with recommendations from the NextGen Skills Report, the new Computing curriculum was launched in 2014. This was a breakthrough. By aiming to equip pupils with relevant digital skills, it would enable the next generation to succeed in a digital economy, whilst encouraging homegrown talent. With such revolutionary news, reactions within the education sector were mixed. Whilst some teachers jumped for joy (like us!), others felt uncertain about implementing the new curriculum. 

Digital Schoolhouse was ready to provide a solution. With seed funding from the Mayor of London's Schools Excellence Fund (LSEF) and expertise from Mark Dorling and Shahneila Saaed, the DSH programme was to be rolled out across the UK.

Now

By helping teachers to explore and innovate ways to approach the new curriculum, as well as developing resources and CPD training, Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse was welcomed with open arms. 

Starting with only 9 Schoolhouses in 2014, our network is now 55 strong and predicted to reach 32,000 pupils and 7000+ teachers over the next academic year.

 

A Case Study: St John Fisher's Catholic Voluntary Academy

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