Partners and supporters

We are grateful to those individuals and organisations who have given freely of their time to support our response to the Royal Society Report.

Arm
NASUWT The Teachers' Union
Rolls-Royce
Ocado
Tech Partnership
We Are Social
Deloitte
Learning Foundation
Lloyd's

'An understanding of coding will be crucial for a workforce with the flexibility to adapt to the jobs of the future.'
Stephen Pattison OBE, Vice President Public Affairs, Arm
 

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‘Children and young people have a universal entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum, taught by qualified and well supported professional teachers. Computer science should be regarded as an important element of this entitlement. The NASUWT therefore remains profoundly concerned that the current recruitment and retention crisis is undermining the opportunities available to pupils to access the subject and that many teachers are not receiving the training and development they need in computer science. The need to address the causes of this crisis and to ensure that teachers get adequate, high quality support is now more urgent than ever.’
Chris Keates, General Secretary, NASUWT The Teachers’ Union
 

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'Digital is fundamental to every aspect of Rolls-Royce, and is at the heart of our design, manufacture and service activities. To remain a world leader, we need the next generation of employees to be equipped with the Digital skills needed to ensure a successful future for our company and the economy. This requires Computing to be at the heart of our curriculum and accessible by all students, irrespective of gender or background. As a strong supporter of apprenticeships and graduate recruitment, as well as proud sponsors of Women in IT awards and Teen Tech, we are fully committed to supporting the Royal Society and the BCS in their actions on providing access to Computing and other STEM subjects for all of our young and diverse talent.'
John Gibbs, Chief Information Officer, Rolls-Royce
 

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'The UK has a strong track record for leading the world in the field of computer science, particularly now in areas such as artificial intelligence. To capitalise on this amazing opportunity, UK business needs access to an abundant and diverse stream of talented graduates (and post-graduates) in computer science, mathematics and related disciplines.

Achieving that requires mandating digital and mathematical literacy throughout our educational curriculum from an early age. This is not only to nurture this next generation of computer scientists but also to prepare all our children for the much smarter and more automated world they will inhabit.

We need all children to leave school with advanced digital skills and a solid understanding of the technology that they will be using in their work and their daily lives, so that as they take their place in society, they do so as knowledgeable individuals rather than just passive consumers.'
Paul Clarke, Chief Technical Officer, Ocado
 

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'I welcome this call to improve digital skills in our schools. At the Tech Partnership, our employers already work closely with over 1,000 teachers to bring real-life application of Computing theory into the classroom and to demonstrate the exciting career possibilities that digital skills provide. Ensuring every child in every school has access to qualified and knowledgeable teachers with a passion for technology is vital for the UK moving forward, and means we can offer all our students a genuinely world-class education in digital skills. This makes sense for our children’s and for our country’s future prosperity.'
Karen Price OBE, Chief Executive, Tech Partnership
 

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'Widening and improving digital and computing education in schools is vital for Britain to keep pace and maintain competitiveness globally.'
Chris Adamson, Group COO, We Are Social
 

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'As a professional services firm it is vital that our people have the right skills to serve our clients now and in the future. The significant impact of technology on our workplace and those of our clients means that now more than ever we need to ensure that our people possess the digital skills required to address our clients’ most complex issues.'
Emma Codd, Managing Partner for Talent, Deloitte
 

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'The Learning Foundation (#elearningfound) believes that children engaging with technology in their learning have significantly better chances to reach their full educational potential, broaden their options for work and lift themselves and their family out of poverty. We fully support the BCS and #computinged in everything they do to help all children to achieve this.'
Paul Finnis, Chief Executive, Learning Foundation
 

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'In this fast paced digital age where technology can be developed anywhere and the best skills can be accessed from a global pool, it is essential for the future prosperity of the UK that we develop a talent base that can compete in this environment. We currently have a technology skills shortage, so this is not an issue for tomorrow, but one for today, and we must act now to build a much-needed talent pipeline.'
Shirine Khoury-Haq, Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd’s
 

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