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In a special event held at the House of Lords, Hadrian Primary School was recognised as one of the top 50 schools in the EdTech 50 Schools Report for its use of education technology to support excellent teaching and enhance learning.
The report highlights digital flagship schools that demonstrate a focused sense of what is useful to them in terms of technology – whether it be in supporting teaching, cutting teacher workload, collaboration across staff teams or consolidating knowledge, enhancing creativity and broadening experiences across the curriculum.
As part of Hadrian’s application, they highlighted how technology can be used to give children a purpose for writing and show the children and teachers that their work does not just stop in the classroom, and that it can be seen all over the world. This gives children a purpose for writing and encourages the children to do their very best. Hadrian also discussed how technology is now an integral part of the classroom and how, through strategic planning - including careful consideration of infrastructure and staff training - they have developed a sustainable programme where iPads are used to support both teachers and pupils. Hadrian’s objective is to enhance, rather than to substitute, the traditional learning tools available to their staff and pupils, recognising the benefits that technology can add to existing, effective classroom practices and the transformational possibilities it can bring to the classroom.
The staff and pupils at Hadrian Primary are extremely proud to be one of the EdTech 50 digital flagship schools and delighted to be included amongst such an impressive group of peers. You can read about the Ed Tech 50 report here https://www.tes.com/news/edtech-50-demonstrates-power-edtech-support-learners
“We are delighted that our school has been recognised nationally for our use of ICT to support learning. ICT is a huge part of not only education, but the modern world and the world of work. We aim to provide children with the skills and tools they need to successfully access technology, so that it enhances their learning and work.” – Miss Pattison, ICT Co-ordinator Hadrian Primary School
“The improvements in results and in the aspirations of pupils to succeed stand out. Technology is embedded across the school, but I like the way staff and pupils are still looking at ways to develop further and encouraging enjoyment to learn. Being able to reach a real audience opens a window into the world and has impacted on writing standards.” - Ty Goddard is co-founder of the Education Foundation and chair of Edtech UK