The EdTech Demonstrator Programme was developed by the Department for Education to ensure schools and colleges across England could access free, expert advice on educational technology. The programme launched shortly before the Covid19 pandemic enforced an extended period of remote teaching and learning in the Spring of 2020. 

The programme is now entering its second year and has evolved from crisis response to offer support to schools and colleges in developing digital strategies which make effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.  

A national event on 25th May 2021  will provide further information on the importance of digital strategy in addressing the educational challenges of the next few years. 

We aim to:

  • Support schools and/or colleges to improve their remote education packages, exemplifying best practice in the use of technology to promote pupil engagement and achievement.

  • Help schools and colleges use technology to support pupils  well-being and support to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.

  • Help schools and/or colleges develop their longer-term digital capability.