Shireland Collegiate Academy win Edtech50 award
1 March 2018
The Education Foundation & Edtech UK in partnership with Jisc are working together to support and develop the British education technology Edtech sector.
Hundreds of teacher entrepreneurs, schools, businesses and startups are making innovations in this sector every day. To help shine a light on those that are doing great things, the EDTECH 50 was launched on 28th February 2018 at the House of Lords as a means of finding and celebrating the best of what is happening in this vibrant sector. The awards recognise products and projects demonstrating effective and impactful use of Edtech in the UK, along with individuals who have played a leading role in developing this area of work.
We are delighted that Shireland Collegiate Academy has been recognised as one of the EdTech50 and has been chosen to receive an award.
According to the government’s Digital Strategy, published in February 2017, ‘Education technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, accounting for 4% of all digital companies, and UK businesses have become world leaders in developing innovative new technologies for the education sector.’
The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, secretary of state for education, writing in the launch report, said:
”There are so many reasons to be optimistic about the possibilities for technology across education. Edtech is increasingly supporting improved outcomes across England and internationally, and in my short time as Secretary of State for Education I have already seen how it can support and transform education at every step of the journey. The work of inspirational leaders across the sector who are working tirelessly to support education, will be fundamental in ensuring the wider realisation of the opportunities presented by technology; to support improvements across the breadth of our education system. I welcome this new initiative to highlight and celebrate many of the people, products and projects that have most impacted education.”
You can read more about the awards in this TES article and also see the full list of winners.
Posted on 1 March 2018
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