Amazon Future Engineer
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Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career programme to inspire, educate and enable children and young adults from lower-income backgrounds to try computer science.
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Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career programme aimed at inspiring and educating students from lower-income backgrounds to try computer science and coding.

Amazon is committed to helping young people – particularly those from lower-income backgrounds – to develop and learn computer science skills so they have equal opportunities in the future world of work. By giving students and teachers the chance to access computer science skills training they believe Amazon Future Engineer can help close the computer science skills gap. They firmly believe that household income should not define how well a child does at school. Amazon Future Engineer launched in the US in 2018 and the UK launch was the first international expansion of the programme.

Students, university graduates and primary school teachers can apply to different stages of the Amazon Future Engineer programme.

For primary, Amazon has collaborated with non-profit organisation to create Hour of Code: Dance Party, an interactive dance-themed online coding tutorial that gives students the opportunity to code characters to dance to songs from leading artists.

For secondary, Amazon is working with education charity Teach First to support the recruitment and training of 50 secondary school computer science teachers and to support the development of over 200 Teach First Careers Leaders. The computer science teachers will be placed in schools serving lower-income communities.

For students wishing to pursue computer sciences in higher education, Amazon is funding 100 apprenticeships in software development engineering, solutions architecture, automation and advanced mechatronics, enabling a diverse range of applicants to enter the computer science field. Participants will benefit from on-the-job work experience and classroom-based learning. Amazon is also funding 20 bursaries for students studying computer science at four UK universities, enabling students from lower-income backgrounds to pursue technology careers.

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Sumdog Maths is an adaptive learning platform that helps build mathematical fluency, boost confidence and most importantly, makes maths fun and enjoyable for all learners aged 5-14
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Sumdog provides teachers with the ability to set targeted practice work across all key maths skills for individuals, groups or classes. To get the most out of Sumdog we recommend setting one of our ready-made low-stakes tests on a particular topic you've taught as a starting point. Using our automated reports you can see at a glance who may need extra support or additional practice. You can then set targeted practice as a classroom activity or homework task for your pupils to complete, after which point you can reassess further to see where progress has been made.
Independently, children can choose from over 30 engaging games on Sumdog as they are guided through core skills by our adaptive learning platform, providing a personalised experience for each child.

Aligned to the National Curriculum, White Rose Maths scheme of learning and the Curriculum for Excellence benchmarks, you can trust that Sumdog is aligned to what you're teaching and enjoy your pupils looking forward to their maths lessons rather than dreading them.

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0131 226 1511