Do you have school iPads? Are you looking for ideas to get started with coding in your class? This is the course for you!

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone working in KS 1 and 2 who needs to discover how iPads support coding in the class and how coding can support key areas of the curriculum.

  • Develop confidence and ideas for using iPads effectively to teach coding, and understand the recommendations of the National Curriculum.
  • Develop an awareness of how a few free apps can support teachers and students needs.
  • Discover the latest features of these cool apps and how to program Sphero’s, including the latest Sphero Mini.
  • Find and use resources to sustain the teaching and exploring of coding in class.



To give teachers time to develop confidence, through a series of hands on activities, using the iPad to explore coding principles with a selection of free apps. Making coding accessible to all.

Discover more and Empower all with your iPad.

The iPad and relevant apps are developing quickly and becoming more useful to teachers and students. I will help you navigate this new world of apps and workflows. We will use the new coding app from Apple, Swift Playgrounds, along with several other key apps.


Programme for the day.

1- What is algorithm?

2- Making an algorithm and supporting literacy with algorithms.

3- Using Loops

4- If, then ,else statements.

5- Getting started with apps.

6- Decomposition and Abstraction

7- Apps and more apps.

8- From working with blocks to text coding.

9- Programming robots and Spheros

The cost of the day long course is £160.00 pp or £250.00 + vat for two teachers from the same school. The app list will be forwarded on receipt of your booking form. iPads can be provided as well as lunch. We always invoice your school after you have attended the course. Prevent freud, by never paying for a teacher training course before its’ taken place.

The course will be led by Oscar Stringer an Apple Education Trainer, who has been working with Apple technologies in schools for over twenty years. Oscar works part-time, as a facilitator at the Apple iOS Academy in Naples. Running a series of workshops on collaboration, creativity and communication.

The training will take place at the National Gallery, London on 1st February 2018 9.45am – 3.30pm The course is for all teachers and support staff in KS1 and KS2.

We will forward pre course instructions on receipt of your booking, places are limited to 16 delegates.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Oscar Stringer on 07974 764849 or email

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Feedback from past workshop

“Yesterday was very useful and inspirational! I am hoping to cascade it to our prep department asap and also to talk our ICT coordinator into procuring some spheros. I enjoyed the style of the day whereby we were actively trying out the apps and investigating the variety whilst also having discussions around cross-curricular use. The introduction and explanation of what algorithms are was also a great way to draw us into then using the first app.” – Trevor

“The course on Tuesday was incredibly informative; we recently purchased 45 new iPads so was really useful to have a list of recommended apps to use and pass on to staff. The consensus with the staff at my school is that they find Scratch quite tricky, so the various coding apps will certainly make them feel at ease.” – James