We are very proud to be named as a national leader in digital learning by The Department for Education. We are the first 6th form college nationally to be recognised as a fully digital hub. Our status as a Demonstrator College was announced yesterday, which paves the way for us to use our expertise to support teachers around the country to deliver digital learning in their schools and colleges.
The Ed Tech Demonstrator Programme includes a network of schools and colleges across England who exhibit effective practice in the use of technology. The programme was announced last year to boost peer-to-peer support on the effective use of technology and has now been tailored to help schools and colleges provide education remotely.
The Demonstrator Schools and Colleges will provide professional development, initially focussed on supporting the effective delivery of remote teaching practices to schools and colleges across the country. The programme will target schools and colleges who are most in need of support; for example, those getting to grips with using a new online learning platform and those with the most disadvantaged learners.
The Programme will include:
- advice, guidance and training including a mix of group support through webinars, recorded content and peer to peer discussions. It will include content on the use of online learning platforms, digital safety, supporting the needs of pupils with SEND and how to promote pupil and teacher wellbeing during remote teaching.
- a universal offer of support, provided by the Delivery Partners and delivered through the official website. This offer will draw on the work of the Demonstrator Schools and Colleges and will provide schools and colleges across the country with access to recorded tutorials, advice and guidance aimed at supporting effective remote working.
Find out more about the programme and how you can get support for your school or college.