Since 2017, First Coding has been the lead provider of creative coding workshops, reaching more schools in the area than ever before, working with SEN teams to provide alternative provision, as well as hosting creative coding workshops and GCSE Computer Science study groups after school and at weekends.

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 Whitworth

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.

In 2017 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.

Henry Mills

Henry has recently completed his BTEC Computer Science Level 3 qualifications and loves any opportunity to help others who share his interest. He is experienced and very comfortable working with children and is an Explorer Scouts Youth Leader in his spare time. Henry also enjoyed motivating and supporting younger pupils in school with their ICT work.

Henry is very approachable and is always open to new ways of solving challenges. He works with children in a fun and creative way and naturally helps them to remain engaged and motivated in their tasks.