strategic consultancy services

The need for strategy….

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Vision and Direction

Whatever your thoughts about technology in education, there is no escaping its role and influence as an agent of change. Often that change can feel relentless, but choosing the right direction and using technology to enhance learning and build digital literacy is vital for the life chances of our young people. Whether you are a small school or a large trust, we can connect the dots between your vision for technology and the experience of each and every learner.

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Strategic Partner and Critical Friend

Schools need, and ask for, a strategic partner to help provide a vision for their schools’ use of technology, to support leaders implement the changes, help teachers embed best practice, and for student to enrich their learning experience and learn essential contemporary skills.

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Tailored Programme

Whatever your thoughts about technology in education, there is no escaping its role and influence as an agent of change. Often that change can feel relentless, but choosing the right direction and using technology to enhance learning and build digital literacy is vital for the life chances of our young people. Whether you are a small school or a large trust, we can connect the dots between your vision for technology and the experience of each and every learner.

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Breadth and Depth

From individual training events to full wrap-around support packages, our experienced team of educational leaders provide fantastic ideas and interventions at the right level for your staff and students.

EdTech Vision, Planning and Strategy Leadership

Senior Leaders
Governors

This package is offered for senior leaders but may include governors and trustees. The initial 1.5-2 hour workshop is designed to fuse current school improvement, teaching and learning priorities with ideas as to how EdTech might enhance delivery. It is delivered remotely via Microsoft Teams or Google Meet for a target audience of about ten people.


Working with Microsoft and The Tablet Academy we may be able to offer access to a funded consultancy and evaluation report under the Microsoft 365 Refresh Programme (to access this, a school or Trust must meet the qualifying criteria, as set by Microsoft). Beyond this we can schedule workshops for stakeholder groups including staff, governors, students and parents. These one-hour sessions are designed to capture wider perspectives and test ideas from the SLT workshop. Once all views are captured, we produce a draft Educational Technology Vision statement for the Trust or School.


CPD Programme Consultancy

Senior Leaders

This package can be used to design and implement a CPD & Training Programme designed to drive a return on your investment in educational technology (EdTech). Evidence shows that CPD must be well-led and sustained for it to have significant impact. If you require support delivering the programme, we offer a brokered CPD service, securing the services of leading trainers to oversee delivery of the programme for you.

A training needs analysis is deployed through an online form and the results analysed in a following SLT workshop. This is followed by a 1.5-2 hour workshop designed to define your priorities and explore a sustainable programme. From this, we design a CPD and 3 year training plan to embed the EdTech across management, administration, and teaching & learning.


An effective digital strategy is nothing without the means and will for staff to implement if properly. Our process involve the personnel at every stage to ensure you have a way forward that is fit for purpose and meets the needs of all stakeholders. The table below summarises some of the processes we use to give you all the support you require.

ServiceWhat we provideHow we provide it
Development and Training Needs AnalysisWe determine the starting points of your organisation and the knowledge / skills gaps to be addressedOnline survey and skills audit followed by analysis and evaluation
Strategic PlanningStrategic planning and consultation to deliver your digital learning aspirations and raise leaders’ and teachers’ capacityAgreed programme of training and support to enable all staff to develop skills and confidence
Bespoke TrainingRegular, bespoke training tai­lored to the specific needs of your staffWe will deliver up to six training workshops delivered remotely, or a smaller number of on-site sessions. As a partner school you will be able to purchase additional training sessions at a discount.
Continuous Mentoring and Coaching SupportOngoing support accessible by for leaders as many times as they need itAccess for leaders to an online communication and support platform where they can pose questions and requests, obtain answers and support directly from our team of consultants
Online Learning PlatformOnline Learning platform to support staff developmentAccess for all staff to the Tablet Academy Professional Development Platform, containing dozens of courses on using digital learning tools, created by and for educators

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