Austerity not a problem as funding for BCS to bridge teacher skills gap it created tops £3 million
The Department for Education has handed over a further £1 million to the British Computer Society to address the worrying teacher skills gap in England created by the new computing curriculum which was steered through by the BCS and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).
The BCS has done well out of its relationship with the DfE. It was given £2 million in March for its much-vaunted bid to recruit 400 computing ‘master’ teachers (it has found fewer than 100). It was also given funding to set up its Computing at School network.