8th May 2019

‘EDTECH OSCARS’ FOR SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED AFTER NATIONWIDE SEARCH

The Edtech 50 Schools awards were announced today at a celebration event held at the House of Lords. Fifty schools were highlighted as pioneering the use of education technology to make the greatest difference to pupils, staff and parents from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

These ‘Edtech Oscars’, supported by Intel, were chosen by an independent judging panel made up of educators and edtech experts.

Whitefield Primary School, was named as part of the prestigious Edtech 50 awards and features in a national publication that showcases imaginative uses of technology to support teaching and learning across the UK. The Edtech 50 report includes details of the schools’ work and has contributions from Ministers of Education from Wales, Scotland and England.

Edtech 50 Schools is organised by the Education Foundation and CEO & Founder, Ty Goddard said:

“I would like to congratulate the Edtech 50 schools. The power of education technology provides significant support to help students learn, reduce teachers’ workload and save money. There is great potential for edtech to help make a difference but it needs to be the right technology, implemented effectively, and with support for staff.

The Edtech 50 shines a spotlight on the schools leading the way, which we hope can inspire other schools across the UK.”

Nadine Carroll, headteacher of Whitefield Prmary said: “We are delighted to receive this Edtech 50 award from the Education Foundation. It is positive national recognition for our work using education technology to support teaching and learning, to engage our children and their families and to prepare them for their lives in a technology filled world.”

Intel, Edtech UK, JISC, Chartered College of Teaching, Net Support and the Independent Schools Council Digital Strategy Group are supporting Edtech 50 Schools.