Here at First Coding we offer comprehensive coding lessons for children aged between 7 and 14 years old. Covering the important concepts of programming in a fun and creative environment, we help provide the building blocks for your child to build on their creative ideas whilst all the time gaining confidence in computing.
We will introduce your children to coding through the visual programming tool Scratch, which is a gateway to developing in Python – a widely-used language. Not only will your child grow in confidence but they’ll enjoy bringing their ideas to life. Whilst your child is having fun, you can be assured that our learning programmes will support the curriculum and provide your child with skills for life.
Jez gained qualifications in art, design and computing and loves encouraging creativity in the people he meets. With a background in software development, his IT skills have helped him create an innovative and exciting approach to deliver creative and fun lessons for all ages and abilities.
Jez is the head of Computer Science at an independent school in the south of England, delivering the GCSE Computer Science syllabus as well as BTEC ITQ levels 1 and 2. In addition to this he is also responsible for training teachers in the implementation of technology in their classrooms, allowing his colleagues to get the most out of the software that’s available to maximise results. The pupils, as digital natives, respond positively to a technology-led approach, as it often reflects the behaviours and skills that they use outside the classroom – a proven medium for teaching and communicating effectively.
Two years ago Jez set up First Coding in order to offer comprehensive coding lessons for children aged between 7 and 16 years old in his home city of Salisbury. Covering the important concepts of programming in a fun and creative environment, he provides the building blocks for children to build on their creative ideas whilst all the time gaining confidence with computing and technology as a whole.
First Coding provides resources and mentoring for schools in the local area. Integrating modern technology into learning environments with an emphasis on creating engaging lessons and installing confidence in IT to its fullest potential.
Mark is a qualified Mathematics teacher who now runs a successful private tuition business in Salisbury. Prior to teaching he spent many years in the commercial sector. He is passionate about helping kids reach their full potential and seize opportunity. He believes learning should be fun and challenging, and he and Jez have established First Coding with this in mind.