About us

Barefoot empowers primary school teachers across the UK to deliver the computing curriculum brilliantly with free face-to-face workshops, helpful online guides and engaging lessons.

Barefoot is on the side of teachers; helping them inspire pupils to think, learn and thrive in a digital world.

Barefoot was set up in 2014 to prepare primary school teachers for the changing computing curriculum by BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT and their Computing at School network, with funding from The Department for Education.

After the year of funding came to an end in 2015, BT and Computing at School partnered to continue the programme.

Through the BT Skills for Tomorrow programme, Barefoot is fulfilling BT’s mission to give 5 million kids by 2025 the tech skills they need for the future.

To date, we’ve reached over 2 million pupils and 70,000 teachers in 65% of primary schools across the UK – with no plans to stop there!

Delivered in four ways

Lessons

Over 60 cross-curricular lesson plans and engaging resources. Developed by teachers and backed by research, they bring computing to life in the classroom – with or without a computer.

Online Guides

A number of helpful online guides which help primary teachers quickly and easily improve their computer science subject knowledge and confidence, with clear definitions and examples. Always jargon-free!

Computational Thinking Workshops

CPD Computational Thinking Workshops delivered by trained Barefoot volunteers. Workshops make it easy for schools to get started with Barefoot and computational thinking.

Programming Workshops

CPD Programming Workshops delivered by experienced teachers through Computing at School help take primary teachers’ knowledge of programming to the next level. Currently available in England only.