About the Edtech Demonstrator Programme

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 in 2019 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 reach of this programme has been expanded in response to demand and now includes a network of 50 ‘demonstrator’ schools and colleges.

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 this 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.

Please let us know if you are interested in learning more about the Demonstrator Programme and what sort of support you are interested in by completing this form. We'd love to hear from you.

The Demonstrator School and College Programme is scheduled to continue until March 2021.

"I've always recognised the potential new technology has as part of a blended learning approach to enhance learning and build links between home and school- it's been central to the success of King Ecgbert School since I was appointed in 2016. When we had to close due to Covid19 on Friday March 20th we reopened the following Monday morning as a Virtual School using technology most schools can already access. We are proud to be asked to support other schools with capitalising on Education Technology to minimise the loss of learning at this difficult time."

Headteacher of King Ecgbert School, Paul Haigh