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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.
62% say workload is contributing to high levels of stress in schools, but under 20% of schools are addressing it
13% more school leaders identified staff training as a funding priority than last year
94% say edtech can improve engagement and 72% think that behaviour could also be improved
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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"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."
"Replacing old, unfit-for-purpose equipment should be a priority, and investing more in teaching tools such as interactive front-of-class displays."
"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."
Does your school have a clear strategic plan for 2018/2019 (%)
Schools struggling to achieve their goals because of constrained budgets (%)
The main priorities of staff training in 2018/19 (%)
Modern learning techniques
Opinions on using technology in education (%)
A great way to engage pupils54
A necessary part of life and education53
It should be appropriate to the situation36
It creates more issues than it resolves4
What educators think will be most likely in education (%)
Tech-aided teaching will be the only way11
Tech will be combined with traditional resources79
Use of tech will decline7
Schools struggling to recruit new staff in 2018/19 (%)
Yes, but addressing it4
Not yet, but maybe soon22