Want to get in touch with your child’s school about having the staff start a Code Club?
Here’s our handy guide for how to do that!
First, you need to know what exactly we do:
Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs where young people aged 9 to 13 build and share their ideas, learning to program along the way.
Code Club provide all the resources a club needs, including projects in a variety of popular programing languages such as Scratch and HTML, and lots of cool materials for the classroom.
Code Club is free for the school and the young people who attend, and it uses the school’s computers.
Code Clubs can be run by a teacher on their own, but many clubs are supported by one of our amazing volunteers.
There are more than 6000 Code Clubs across the UK.
To find out more about why schools should start a Code Club, watch this video.
Now you know what we do, what’s the best way to speak to the school?
Speak to the school office to say that you’d like to get in touch with someone about starting a Code Club. The best person to talk to will be the ICT Coordinator or the Head Teacher.
If you are meeting a member of staff, run them through the information above, and tell them you think it would be a great idea to start a Code Club at the school. Let them know whether other parents are also keen, and if you know any parents who might want to volunteer, then mention that as well.
If they would like more information, you can ask them to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org — we’ll be happy to help.
If they want to start a Code Club right now, direct them to www.codeclub.org.uk/start-a-club/teachers and they can get started!