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Foreword

Where‌ ‌else‌ ‌can‌ ‌you‌ ‌find‌ ‌out‌ ‌‌exactly‌‌ ‌what‌ ‌fellow‌ ‌educators‌ ‌think?‌ ‌Now‌ ‌in‌ ‌its‌ ‌fourth‌ ‌year,‌ ‌The‌ ‌State‌ ‌of‌ ‌Technology‌ ‌in‌ ‌Education‌‌ ‌is‌ ‌now‌ ‌established‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌highly‌ ‌respected‌ ‌report‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌sector‌‌,‌ ‌renowned‌ ‌for‌ ‌honest,‌ ‌considered‌ ‌and‌ ‌often‌ ‌surprising‌ ‌insights‌ ‌into‌ ‌the‌ ‌education‌ ‌system.‌

More‌ ‌than‌ ‌2,000‌ ‌educators‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌UK‌ ‌have‌ ‌made‌ ‌this‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌revealing‌ ‌report‌ ‌so‌ ‌far,‌ ‌with‌ ‌contributions‌ ‌from‌ ‌teachers,‌ ‌head‌ ‌teachers,‌ ‌deputy‌ ‌heads,‌ ‌school‌ ‌IT‌ ‌managers,‌ ‌and‌ ‌school‌ ‌support‌ ‌staff.‌

The‌ ‌scope‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌report‌ ‌is‌ ‌matched‌ ‌only‌ ‌by‌ ‌its‌ ‌‌acknowledged‌ ‌value‌‌.‌ ‌Educators‌ ‌can‌ ‌discover‌ ‌how‌ ‌schools‌ ‌are‌ ‌seizing‌ ‌opportunities‌ ‌and‌ ‌overcoming‌ ‌challenges,‌ ‌take‌ ‌inspiration‌ ‌from‌ ‌positive‌ ‌trends,‌ ‌and‌ ‌align‌ ‌their‌ ‌strategic‌ ‌priorities‌ ‌for‌ ‌what‌ ‌lies‌ ‌ahead.‌

This‌ ‌year‌ ‌has‌ ‌heralded‌ ‌a‌ ‌mixture‌ ‌of‌ ‌gradual‌ ‌trends‌ ‌and‌ ‌dramatic‌ ‌shifts,‌ ‌both‌ promising‌ ‌and‌ ‌‌challenging.‌ ‌Technology‌ ‌is‌ ‌playing‌ ‌a‌ ‌bigger‌ ‌role‌ ‌than‌ ‌ever‌ ‌and‌ ‌many‌ ‌see‌ ‌a‌ ‌bright‌ ‌future‌ ‌ahead;‌ ‌edtech‌ ‌is‌ ‌regarded‌ ‌as‌ ‌virtually‌ ‌essential‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌digital‌ ‌world.‌ ‌There‌ ‌is‌ ‌some‌ ‌concern‌ ‌that‌ ‌teachers‌ ‌do‌ ‌not‌ ‌have‌ ‌sufficient‌ ‌access‌ ‌to‌ ‌up-to-date‌ ‌resources.‌ ‌Many‌ ‌also‌ ‌worry‌ ‌that‌ ‌workloads‌ ‌make‌ ‌training‌ ‌a‌ ‌luxury.‌ ‌Budget‌ ‌worries‌ ‌are‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌rise‌ ‌and‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌confusion—and‌ ‌sometimes‌ ‌outright‌ ‌conflict—over‌ ‌strategic‌ ‌direction.‌ The‌ ‌report‌ ‌does‌ ‌not‌ ‌shy‌ ‌away‌ ‌from‌ ‌exposing‌ ‌the‌ ‌many‌ ‌contrasting‌ ‌opinions‌ ‌between‌ ‌senior‌ ‌leaders,‌ ‌IT‌ ‌managers‌ ‌and‌ ‌teachers,‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌revealing‌ ‌comparisons‌ ‌with‌ ‌previous‌ ‌years.‌

These‌ ‌are‌ ‌useful‌ ‌and‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌insights.‌ ‌In‌ ‌a‌ ‌world‌ ‌defined‌ ‌by‌ ‌rapidly‌ ‌evolving‌ ‌technology,‌ ‌educators‌ ‌must‌ ‌continually‌ ‌adapt‌ ‌and‌ ‌refine‌ ‌their‌ ‌approaches‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌pupils‌ ‌the‌ ‌very‌ ‌best‌ ‌chance‌ ‌to‌ ‌thrive.‌ ‌Schools‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌country‌ ‌should‌ ‌share‌ ‌their‌ ‌successes‌ ‌in‌ ‌tackling‌ ‌key‌ ‌issues,‌ ‌while‌ ‌school‌ ‌leaders,‌ ‌teachers‌ ‌and‌ ‌IT‌ ‌managers‌ ‌listen,‌ ‌learn‌ ‌and‌ ‌work‌ ‌together‌ ‌to‌ ‌deliver‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌engaging‌ ‌and‌ ‌edifying‌ ‌experience‌ ‌possible‌ ‌for‌ ‌all‌ ‌students.

Lord Jim Knight

Chief education adviser to TES's parent company
TES Global, and a former minister of state for schools

Who Did We Survey?

We’ve gathered insights from more‌ ‌than‌ ‌2,000‌ ‌educators‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌UK‌. With ‌contributions‌ ‌from‌ ‌teachers,‌ ‌head‌s and ‌deputy‌ ‌heads,‌ ‌IT‌ ‌managers ‌and‌ ‌support‌ ‌staff, this is our biggest and most‌ ‌revealing‌ ‌report‌ ‌to date.

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SOT Map Created with Sketch. London - 15.9% of respondents East England - 4.8% of respondents South East England - 15.7% of respondents South West England - 10.3% of respondents Wales - 3.2% of respondents West Midlands - 8.6% of respondents East Midlands - 4.9% of respondents North West - 8.9% of respondents Yorkshire and Humberside - 5.1% of respondents North East - 3.1% of respondents Scotland - 7.6% of respondents Northern Ireland - 3.3% of respondents Republic of Ireland - 5% of respondents

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