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EdTech Demonstrator Programme


Skipton Girls’ High School has been selected by the Department for Education to become an EdTech Demonstrator School. This status recognises the expertise of SGHS in using digital technology and resources to enhance teaching and learning. This expertise has been built up over 10 years of operating a one to one laptop scheme for all students and through the use of a Virtual Learning Environment and our use of Microsoft 365 as a Learning Management System. During the Covid 19 crisis the expertise that colleagues and students have developed in distance learning has been immense.

Assistant Headteacher and Project Lead James Hoyle said, “we are absolutely delighted to have been recognised by the DfE as having the qualities needed to become an EdTech Demonstrator School. We have been able to harness the skills we have developed over a decade to provide a high-quality distance learning experience for all of our students. At a time of great disruption to our educational services we are totally committed to supporting other schools in finding digital solutions that meet their needs and helping them to make the most effective use of digital learning strategies. The situation in schools will change over time but digital solutions to learning are going to continue to be needed for some time and we must do all that we can to ensure pupils continue to progress. I hope that we can use the current situation to learn more about the potential that EdTech has to enhance teaching and learning for the longer term.”

Through the EdTech Demonstrator Programme Skipton Girls’ High School can partner with other schools to provide a full range of bespoke services.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Technical Guidance on setting up a Learning Management System of Virtual Learning Environment
  • Written advice, guidance and material for schools on the effective use of remote learning practices
  • Webinars and recorded content to help with CPD for teachers and students to support excellence in remote learning
  • Support and guidance to ensure that barriers to learning are reduced for SEND pupils
  • The creation of bespoke subject content for schools in particularly challenging circumstances.

For further details about what we can offer do not hesitate to contact James Hoyle via hoylej@sghs.org.uk.  After an initial discussion we can tailor our offer to meet your needs.

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You may also register your details and find out more about the EdTech Demonstrator Programme by visiting https://edtech-demonstrator.lgfl.net.



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