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Schools: Computers

Question for Department for Education

UIN 41884, tabled on 5 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the financial contribution by her Department to the Computing at School programme in each year since that programme was created; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

13 July 2016

The information requested is in the following table:


Amount of funding provided









This funding is for the following programmes: the Network of Excellence to build a national network of over 300 Master teachers to provide training for computing teachers; Barefoot Computing, an online resource to help primary teachers develop their computing subject knowledge; and Quickstart, to provide training and resources for primary and secondary school teaches on basic computing.

By the end of March 2016 the Network of Excellence had provided 56,000 instances of professional development to teachers. Just under 23,000 teachers are currently registered with Barefoot Computing, and 38,000 copies of the Quickstart packs have been distributed to teachers through Computing at School.