We all have a role to play... get involved

Collectively we need to get behind our schools and our teachers, harnessing local expertise in our universities and schools, to address the challenges we now face to ensure the UK remains a world leader in computing education and ensures a thriving digital economy over the long term. And, we need to do it now.

BCS with CAS have the expertise, experience and professional communities that give us a mandate to help steer the vision, strategy and standards for this programme. With the goal of ensuring it genuinely enables all schools to teach the computational thinking skills that are essential for the digital age we live in.

Scholarships for teachers - inspire the next generation

The BCS Scholarship in Computer Science Teaching is aimed at supporting outstanding candidates throughout their teacher training year and beyond. In partnership with the Department for Education we hope to inspire the next generation of Computer Scientists and help with the current teacher shortage in Computer Science.

Volunteer with Barefoot

This initiative is designed to provide primary school teachers with the confidence and resources to deliver the new curriculum. To get involved and help every child in the UK gain benefits from the new computing curriculum, find out about being a Barefoot volunteer here.

Become a STEM Ambassador

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related jobs and disciplines. They offer time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate their value in life and careers. STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free resource for teachers and others engaging with young people in and outside of the classroom. Find out how to get involved here.

Join the conversation on BCS Voices

BCS VoicesJoin our debates around key IT issues. Subjects include ‘Computing and ICT for all at examination level’ and ‘Are schools preparing students for work?’

Find out more and see what our members are talking about here