With the new computing curriculum due to be introduced from 2014, making sure that enough teachers are up to the task of delivering it effectively is a key concern for schools and the government alike. With this in mind, the computing scholarship scheme administered by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Department for Education, which launched last year, is running again – but with the amount available to individuals now raised to £25, 000.
As before, the scheme has the backing of major industry names including Microsoft, IBM, BT, Google, Metaswitch Networks, HP, Toshiba and Ocado. Around 100 scholarships will be available, and the Institute will also arrange mentoring and development opportunities with schools, universities and major employers.
The scheme is open to eligible applicants who will be starting their teacher training in September 2014 – find out more at bcs.org/teachingscholarships and education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching