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The State of Technology in Education

2018/19 UK&I edition

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The definitive annual education report

This is a report for educators, by educators—our annual report comes straight from the mouths of school staff. With feedback from over 1,800 educators and school leaders across the UK, we’ve identified the gaps, opportunities, and evolving trends in UK schools.

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62% say workload is contributing to high levels of stress in schools, but under 20% of schools are addressing it

13

13% more school leaders identified staff training as a funding priority than last year

94

94% say edtech can improve engagement and 72% think that behaviour could also be improved

25

25% more selected front-of-class technology as a key growth area in the next 1-3 years than last year

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Real stories from educators like you

"In a truly outstanding school, pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum delivered using a range of methods to assure inclusivity. Technology is used by all stakeholders to challenge pupils. Parents are included in their child’s journey and supported as appropriate."

Head of department, local authority primary London

"Replacing old, unfit-for-purpose equipment should be a priority, and investing more in teaching tools such as interactive front-of-class displays."

IT manager, local authority secondary North West England

"Staff training is currently lagging behind procurement of IT. We have one key teacher and one very capable admin, but if they don't share their knowledge amongst colleagues, the school won't be able to make maximum use of the equipment bought."

Deputy headteacher, local authority primary school Scotland

The main themes of this year's report

Strategy

Does your school have a clear strategic plan for 2018/2019 (%)

69

13

18

Yes

No

Don't know

Budgets

Schools struggling to achieve their goals because of constrained budgets (%)

52

8

38

Yes

No

Somewhat

Staff training

The main priorities of staff training in 2018/19 (%)

73

50

47

42

23

Pupil safety

Modern learning techniques

Career progression

Curriculum changes

Technology

Schools' use of tech

Opinions on using technology in education (%)

A great way to engage pupils

54

A necessary part of life and education

53

It should be appropriate to the situation

36

It creates more issues than it resolves

4

The future of tech in education

What educators think will be most likely in education (%)

Tech-aided teaching will be the only way

11

Tech will be combined with traditional resources

79

Use of tech will decline

7

Workload and wellbeing

Schools struggling to recruit new staff in 2018/19 (%)

Yes

41

Yes, but addressing it

4

Not yet, but maybe soon

22

No

28

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