Read the new ‘Digital Strategy Guide’ today!
For those lucky enough to be on half-term, why not read our new guide on creating a digital strategy in education, 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).
Special thanks to industry specialists for their contributions…
Alan Mackenzie, Traci Good, James Donaldson, Olly Lewis, Caroline Wright, Tony Sheppard, Ty Goddard, John Paul Szkudlapski, Karl Denton and Russell Prue.
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About the authors
I am a former school leader with more than twenty years of experience in the classroom, leading successful faculty departments, being a local authority lead teacher for my subject, and independent strategic consultant and trainer. I am a passionate advocate for the purposeful use of technology linked to pedagogy and I know the power and importance of student voice in developing sound practice, having co-founded the Digital Leader Network in the UK. I am also an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, Microsoft Certified Educator and
expert in mobile learning and associated pedagogies.
Most of the time, I am Group Managing Director of NetSupport with almost 30 years’ experience in educational technology and digital safeguarding. In addition to my role at NetSupport, I have a passion for education and, in particular, governance and raising organisational performance. With that in mind, I am Chair of a Multi Academy Trust, the area’s Governors’ Leadership Group and the county SEND Board – as well as being a member of the Regional Schools Commissioners Headteacher Board for the East of England and north-east London, and the Local Authority Education Scrutiny Committee. I continue to enjoy supporting other schools with mentoring and speaking at events about all things edtech.