Ed-Tech Demonstrator School

Introduction

We are delighted to have been appointed to the DfE Ed-Tech Demonstrator Programme.The Ed-Tech Demonstrator Programme includes a network of schools and colleges across England who exhibit effective practice in the use of technology.

The programme was announced last year to boost peer-to-peer support on the effective use of technology and has now been tailored to help schools and colleges provide education remotely. The reach of this programme will be expanded over the coming weeks.

The Demonstrator Schools and Colleges will provide professional development, initially focused on supporting the effective delivery of remote teaching practices to schools and colleges across the country.  The programme will target schools and colleges  who are most in need of support; for example, those getting to grips with using a new online learning platform and those with the most disadvantaged learners.
Through this programme Beauchamp College and the Lionheart Academies Trust will assist the DfE in supporting schools in the local area to engage with their students through digital tools and online content.

For more information on our involvement in the Demonstrator programme please click here.

If you are a school that would like to benefit from the Demonstrator programme please click here.


SPRING WEBINARS

Beauchamp College has been awarded EdTech Demonstrator School status by the Department for Education and is part of a network of schools and colleges across England who exhibit effective practice in the use of technology. The programme was announced in 2019 to boost peer-to-peer support on the effective use of technology.

The college provides expert technical support to other schools and colleges in the region and helps them to utilise Microsoft education platforms.

The following free webinars are now available for booking:

 

HYBRID LEARNING IN THE EVENT OF A BUBBLE CLOSURE

11th May 2021, 4:00pm

In the event of a bubble closing or a small number of pupils isolating at home, ensuring that all pupils, in class and remote, are able to continue learning the full curriculum means that a hybrid approach is valuable. In this webinar Tim Dolan, Director of Mathematics for the Lionheart Academies Trust will explore some of the technical and pedagogical considerations for hybrid teaching including feedback and assessment.

To book: https://edtech.video/HybridLearning

 

MANAGING IT SECURITY IN AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

25th May 2021, 4:00pm

Educational IT professionals are faced with managing a traditional network infrastructure while also taking advantage of emerging technologies like cloud services and mobile applications.
In this webinar Ben Jackson, Director of IT for the Lionheart Academies Trust will highlight the most common security threats affecting educational settings and will provide practical advice and guidance on how to reduce the likelihood and severity of an attack.

To book: https://edtech.video/ITSecurity

 

DATA PROTECTION IMPACT ASSESSMENT: CREATING A CULTURE OF ROBUST DUE DILIGENCE IN AN EVER-EVOLVING LANDSCAPE

22nd June 2021, 10:30am

This webinar will show how DPIAs significantly contribute to the legal requirement for organisations to operate within a culture of data protection by design and default. It will cover the statutory requirements, how to raise awareness of DPIAs and foster organisation buy-in, a sample DPIA process, the robust nature of IT due diligence and concludes with how you ensure alignment between the projects approved under the DPIA process with your Trust or School strategy.

To book: https://edtech.video/DataProtectionImpactAssessment

 

For more information please contact our project lead: ciaran.mcgeeney@beauchamp.org.uk

Please click here for the flyer.


Useful Content

This Teacher Guide is presented by Director of Maths, Tim Dolan and shows how teachers can use a smartphone as a visualizer with Microsoft Teams

Chair of Lionheart Academies Trust, Chris Swan and CEO Kath Kelly share how they have enabled governance to evolve during the lockdown period.

20 Ideas for How To Use a Visualiser / Document Camera in the Classroom

How to Make the Most of Your Visualiser | 12 Tips

IPEVO Visualizer Software for Document Cameras | Beginners Guide

Useful Documents
E-Safety Student Booklet Booklet containing useful hints and tips for students to help them to keep safe when working from home. Download PDF
E-Safety Parent Booklet Booklet containing useful hints and tips for parents to help them to keep their children safe when working from home. Download PDF
LAT E-Safety Policy Model policy for E-Safety in schools Download PDF
Case Studies

Retaining The Staffroom Culture During Lockdown

Teaching is, at best, a career people fall in love with, mostly because they care deeply about their subject, their colleagues and their students. As such, lockdown and social distancing have really hit the teaching profession, easily leaving a gap in the lives and hearts of educational professionals across the UK and globe. Download PDF

How Has A Leadership Team Used Technology To Adapt Their Way Of Working During The Crisis?

Beauchamp College is a successful 11-19 secondary school. The school community is made up of 2,342 students and over 200 staff. The school prides itself on being forward thinking and is always willing to learn and evolve as we acknowledge without this skill set, a school cannot continue to be excellent. Download PDF

The Use Of New Technology To Support Key Stage 2 To Key Stage 3 Transition

Due to Covid-19 and the restriction placed on all schools, transition has had to be thought about differently. Maximising the technology we have
available we have created a virtual transition for our learners to ensure that they have a positive start to their secondary experience.
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The Vital Importance Of Culture & Ethos During Lockdown

When we return to school, the ethos and culture that we have developed will mean we can run a ‘socially distanced’ school. In school the power of ethos and culture is everything. Download PDF

The Power Of Digital - Using Technology To Enhance Education & Stay Connected

As a growing multi-academy trust within a city that boasts many diverse and vibrant communities, we realise the importance of staying connected. Download PDF

Lionheart Academies Trust Wellbeing

The foundation of our Trust is built on a perfect balance of academic excellence and holistic development. We realise the importance of wellbeing being at the heart of what we do. Download PDF
Contact
Ciarán McGeeney
Ed-Tech Demonstrator Lead
ciaran.mcgeeney@beauchamp.org.uk