Ingenious computing and immersive careers education.
Ukie's Digital Schoolhouse is a not-for-profit programme which enables primary schools, secondary schools and colleges 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.
Bridge the gap between education and industry to aptly equip the next generation for a digital age.
Revolutionise computing education in order to future proof our industry's workforce.
To challenge perceptions of computing through exploration and innovation together.
To help teachers harness their own creativity for a lasting impact on pupils.
To enable all students to thrive in a 21st century creative digital economy.
In response to an outdated ICT education and with recommendations from the NextGen Skills Report, the new Computing curriculum was launched in 2014.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) Shahneila Saeed developed DSH the programme; running the pilot with schools across London. In 2016 PlayStation became our first ever Lead Partners and enabled the programme to be rolled out across the UK.
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 70 strong and predicted to reach 30,000 pupils and 3500+ teachers over the next academic year.
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