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Do teachers have the skills to teach coding.

Do teachers have the skills to teach coding.

Survey finds recent school leavers regret not being taught coding while they were pupils

Two-thirds of teachers feel they cannot effectively teach coding to children aged 8 to 15, according to a new survey.

Coding was added to the national curriculum in 2014, and is expected to be taught to children from the age of 5.

However, a poll of 500 teachers in the state and independent sector, conducted by YouGov for IT consultancy BJSS, found that 67 per cent of teachers throughout Britain feel they cannot effectively teach coding to children aged between 8 and 15 as they do not have the right skills or tools.

Some 83 per cent of teachers thought it was important for the Department for Education to provide better training.

It also found that 39 per cent of teachers said they do not have access to adequate IT and software to teach coding.

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