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Embracing technology in school has changed how we teach

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It's easy to say that the effective use of technology in schools should be a priority, but there is no "one size fits all" solution. Hear from an Ed Tech Demonstrator school about how they have embedded technology and developed a digital strategy.

Thinking beyond the pandemic in a Special Educational Needs school

A blonde woman, Terri Wyse, with new laptop box

Andy Chase and Terri Wyse from Woodfield School in Surrey give us a five-minute guide on what they have learnt from adopting an online digital platform and why its use will outlive the pandemic for Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision

“The first time he appeared smiling in a live lesson was wonderful” – supporting the most vulnerable children to learn remotely

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Amy Wood, Principal of Mossbourne Riverside Academy in East London, shares one example of a student who faced every conceivable barrier to remote education and was at serious risk of falling far behind without the support her academy provided.

After a full half-term of teaching remotely, here’s what’s working for us

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After nearly a year of responding to the COVID-19 outbreak and now coming to the end of a full half-term of remote education, we invited teachers to reflect on what works best for them when teaching remotely.

Making the technology work for you: practical advice from an EdTech leader

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Ben Eccersley is an EdTech leader at Outwood Academy Shafton in Barnsley. In this blog, he shares his practical advice for teachers using technology, as well as some tips for supporting families to play their part in remote education.

Schools have risen to the challenge, and so have parents

Andrew Truby

Executive headteacher Andrew Truby writes about how teachers and school staff have risen to the challenge of the new national restrictions and shares his top tips for supporting parents who are at home with their children.

We supported pupil wellbeing by building praise into our remote education offer

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Headteacher Dean Buckley shares how his school is supporting their pupils’ wellbeing while they learn from home through praise, such as PROUD Thursday Online events where students email their work in and receive positive, congratulatory comments and a certificate.