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Edtech: Common mistakes made by schools

The EdTech Demonstrator programme is funded by the DfE to offer technology support and advice to schools. After operating for 18 months, Sally Lanni looks at some of the common ‘mistakes’ that she sees

Last year, the Department for Education launched the first phase of its fully funded EdTech Demonstrator Hubs initiative. There are currently 43 “Demonstrator Schools” dotted across the country providing edtech support t free of charge.

These schools – including Pheasey Park Farm Primary School where I am executive headteacher – have all been assessed to ensure they are able to offer effective support to help other schools use technology effectively.

As such, over the past 18 months we have had the pleasure of working in partnership with many schools across the country. Whether the priorities are based around reducing workload and using technology to remove unnecessary tasks, supporting more flexible teaching practices, improving access to excellent curriculum resources, or communicating more quickly and easily, we aim to work collaboratively with each school.

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