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EdTech Demonstrator Schools


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 Covid-19 pandemic enforced an extended period of remote teaching and learning in the Spring of 2020. 

The programme is now in 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.  

Click here to view the launch event video which provides further information on the importance of digital strategy in addressing the educational challenges of the next few years.

In 2020-21, 4,000 schools and colleges across England benefited from support, with over 200,000 classroom staff and 2 million learners having been helped to implement and access remote learning. We are ambitious to match this impact in 2021-22. The EdTech Demonstrator Programme provides peer-led support delivered by experts who are teaching and leading in recognisable contexts. 

The network of 42 demonstrators is spread across England and schools and colleges will work with a demonstrator, based on the specialist nature of the support required. 

Free support to your school could include:

  • Developing a digital strategy
  • Effective use of EdTech to support T & L
  • Modelling or low stake quizzing
  • Tools to support SEND
  • Reducing workload, flexible working
  • Basic use of cloud tools, collaboration
  • Back office processes, support staff training


To find tailored support relevant to your needs, please register your interest by clicking here.


To access free resources, please click here.


Basingstoke College of Technology

We are an Award-winning Digital team of former Students-turned-Technologists led by a Teacher who leads on Digital Learning across our Vocational college in the south-east of England.

 South-East England and South London


Cheam Common Junior Academy (LEO Academy)

Cheam Common Junior Academy joined LEO Academy Trust in January 2016, with the use of technology being an integral part of the academy’s school improvement programme. The school is currently 1:1 with Chromebooks across KS2 and will be extending this into KS1 in September 2021. We can support securing an accessible and inclusive curriculum, including pupils with SEND, raising standards using specific tools and school/college recovery.

 South-East England and South London


Wildern Trust

Wildern Trust is committed to using technology to support learning. We are experienced providers of peer to peer support having maintained the ICT mark since 2006 coupled with our experience as an Apple Regional Training Centre from 2002. For the past 15 years our digital vision has been to successfully embed the use of technology and to support other schools in doing so. Our real strengths lie in designing a digital strategy for an entire school community and successfully deploying a 1:1 devices scheme.

 South-East England and South London, South-West England


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EdTech Conference March 2022


Personalised CPD from the Department for Education's EdTech Demonstrator Programme 

On Thursday 10th March and Wednesday 16th March the EdTech Demonstrator Programme is hosting a free, national online conferenceWith over 70 sessions on offer, you can configure both days to meet your needs.

Whether you want to maximise the impact of technology on effective teaching techniques or explore in detail how to develop a comprehensive digital strategy, there is an enormous breadth of topics available. The live sessions are delivered by EdTech demonstrator schools and colleges who were selected by the Department for Education for their significant expertise and experience in the effective use of technology in education.

The huge diversity of content ranges from SEND, workload reduction, cybersecurity and 1-to-1 programmes, from which school leaders, teachers and technical staff across all phases can choose sessions aimed at their specialisms.

To find out more or to book, click on an image below: