Year 4 BCPS student using desktop computer and headphones

Broadclyst Community Primary School receives an ‘EdTech Oscar’

Manya McMahon
Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:56pm

Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) has received one of the prestigious ‘Edtech Oscars’ and features in a national report that showcases imaginative uses of technology to support teaching and learning across the UK.

The Edtech 50 Schools awards were announced yesterday (8 May) at a celebration event held at the House of Lords. Fifty schools were highlighted as pioneering the use of education technology to make the greatest difference to pupils, staff and parents from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They were selected by an independent judging panel made up of educators and edtech experts.

The Edtech 50 report includes details of the schools’ work and has contributions from Ministers of Education from Wales, Scotland and England.

BCPS headteacher Jonathan Bishop said: “We are delighted to receive this positive national recognition for our work in using digital technology to enhance learning opportunities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum and to support teaching throughout the school.”

Edtech 50 Schools, supported by Intel, is organised by the Education Foundation. Its CEO and Founder, Ty Goddard said: “I would like to congratulate the Edtech 50 schools. The power of education technology provides significant support to help students learn, reduce teachers’ workload and save money. There is great potential for edtech to help make a difference, but it needs to be the right technology, implemented effectively, and with support for staff. The Edtech 50 shines a spotlight on the schools leading the way, which we hope can inspire other schools across the UK.”

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