In his speech at the Academies Show today, Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education, announced the publication of the Department for Education’s EdTech strategy.

This document outlines the DfE’s plans to support schools in adopting new technologies to improve outcomes and reduce teacher workload.

A strategy for education providers and the technology industry to help improve and increase the effective use of technology in education.


Realising the potential of technology in education: A strategy for education providers and the technology industry

PDF, 1.47MB, 48 pages

Realising the potential of technology in education: summary

PDF, 411KB, 4 pages


Technology can help to tackle some of the main challenges faced by the education sector, including:

  • reducing teacher workload
  • increasing efficiency
  • improving accessibility and inclusion
  • supporting excellent teaching
  • improving student outcomes

The education sector often faces barriers which prevent teachers, lecturers and education leaders benefiting from technology. The UK Education Technology (EdTech) industry also faces barriers to start-up and growth.

We’ve developed this strategy to support all stages of the education sector and the UK EdTech industry to:


  • overcome these barriers
  • work together to drive innovation, in line with the needs of the education system

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