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Empowering girls in key stage 2 computing

CP409 Live remote training course

To address the gender gap in computing, we need to start during primary. Explore the reasons for the gender gap, and discover strategies to overcome them in your classroom to empower girls in computing.

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Leadership Key stage 2 Teach primary computing certificate
Live remote training course 2 hours

  • Live remote training 3 July 16:00—3 July 2024
  • Live remote training 9 July 16:00—9 July 2024

If we want to address the gender gap in computing, we need to start during the primary years. Discover research-backed teaching methods and pedagogies which resonate with girls so that computing can be more equitable and inclusive. This course will explore the current gender balance in computing education and delve into the factors that influence pupil engagement, including the impact of stereotypes and biases. You will be equipped with actionable steps to promote equity and diversity in your teaching practice so that computing in school is more balanced, accessible, and empowers girls.

Who is it for?

Subject leaders of primary computing, and all staff teaching computing.

How long is this course?

This short course runs for 90 minutes.

How will you learn?

A scheduled live, interactive online session led by an experienced practitioner. 


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the barriers that girls can face in computing.
  • Identify strategies that can make the computing curriculum feel more inclusive.
  • Implement changes to computing to support girls’ confidence and positive attitude.

This course is part of Teach primary computing

Teach primary computing

Our nationally recognised qualification will support you to demonstrate your commitment to developing your own practice and to computing as a school subject.

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