Sheffield teachers wary of changes to computing curriculum

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A new survey has found that 70 per cent of Sheffield primary school teachers are not confident enough to deal with a new computing curriculum due to be introduced next term.

Slightly more - 73 per cent - also do not feel they have been given the necessary resources to cope with the changes, such as access to sufficient hardware, resources and training.

From September teachers will be expected to show pupils how to write code, a change which ministers believe will help cultivate the next generation of computer scientists.

The new lessons will be targeted at children as young as five.

It is also hoped that the changes will increase thenumber of girls option to study technology-based subjects in later years.