Schools and colleges are invited to apply for funding to develop “Assistive Technology demonstrator” school status.
The Department for Education (DfE) has recently announced a call for schools and colleges to apply for Demonstrator School status, as part of their EdTech Strategy. This is a unique opportunity to apply for funding of between £75,000 – £150,000 to develop an”AT demonstrator” . school in a particular geographical area. This may include “offering support and guidance on the effective use of technology to help reduce teacher workload, help create efficiencies, improve accessibility and ultimately support excellent teaching and learning.” Ace Centre are members of the “Assistive Technology Advisory Group” who provide scrutiny and advice on the use of Assistive Technology across the EdTech Strategy and are therefore in a unique position to support Schools and Colleges in the roll out of the Demonstrator Schools programme.
Invitations are invited from Good or Outstanding schools with interest in Educational Technology and can demonstrate a “solid understanding of technology to support accessibility and inclusion”. More information on the application process can be found from the DfE website here. Applications close on Friday 22nd November 2019, so get your applications started!
Ace Centre are already involved in a number of bids from Schools and Academies who have a Partnership Agreement with us. This partnership allows schools to demonstrate that they are working towards the development of a robust Educational Technology service for their pupils by working with Ace Centre, leaders in the field of AT and AAC.
For more support on how to apply for Demonstrator School Status or to see how a Partnership with Ace Centre could strengthen your application please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below.