For those of you on half-term, why not read our new free guide to creating a Digital Strategy, available to download today, written by Mark Anderson (ICT Evangelist) and Al Kingsley (Chair of a multi-academy Trust and MD of NetSupport).
Every school identifies that it has a need for technology. And technology used in the right way can have a positive impact. But at the same time, with financial budgets and pressures on schools, it’s difficult to know – and choose – where those precious pennies are best spent.
With a well-developed digital strategy, schools can ensure investment along the way is made with an eye to the end game and, hopefully, mistakes can be avoided. As with every strategy, if everyone is on board from the beginning, it has a much greater chance of success.
The intention of the guide is to provide a brief overview of all of the interlocking stakeholders who need to play a part in delivering a successful digital strategy for a school, and focuses on the things they should be considering, the questions they should be asking and what, ultimately, they are defining as their measure of impact. This aligns very much with Ofsted’s new framework of ‘Intention, Implementation and Impact’ (known as The Three I’s).
With any strategy, its success is based on the time taken to co-produce, with all voices heard, and then ensuring it is sufficiently embedded so that it will remain effective and deliver impact over time.