Welcome to the EdTech R&D Programme, we’re so pleased you’re participating in our programme and contributing your valuable time to this research. This is your R&D Partner School homepage and contains all the information and dates you might need. You can also visit our frequently asked questions for Schools page.
Nesta is working in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver the EdTech R&D Programme, aiming to understand how remote learning EdTech tools can better meet the needs of teachers and students. We are supporting six EdTech providers with grant funding and evaluation support to improve their products and services, with a particular focus on the barriers faced by specific disadvantaged groups, such as students eligible for the pupil premium.
We are working with over 60 schools in England to generate direct feedback from teachers, students and parents and test the funded product improvements. Our 60 EdTech R&D Partner schools participate in surveys and focus groups to help us generate actionable insights for both the EdTech providers and the schools themselves that can be implemented immediately.
Our interim findings for the evaluation will be shared publicly in April, with bespoke findings for schools coming later.
Workshop 4: Monday 19th April, 9.00-10.30am
Exploring the use of EdTech for:
Workshop 5: Monday 24th May 2.30-4.00pm,
with David Weston (CEO of Teacher Development Trust) and James Hoyle (Skipton Girls’ High School)
Summer term focus groups with pupils/parents and teachers: June 15th-29th.
Summer term pupil and teacher baseline surveys: July 7th-20th.
At the end of the Summer term, schools will receive an impact report detailing the outcomes of the evaluation and data insights about the use of the EdTech tool by pupil focus cohort (e.g. Pupil Premium students)
Celebration Event: Tuesday 6th July 9am - 10.30am
We take data protection and our research ethics very seriously and have conducted a full and thorough Data Protection Impact Assessment ahead of this programme. You can access the important documents below, or reach out to [email protected] with specific questions.