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Britannia Education Trust

Britannia Education Trust includes Britannia Village Primary School, an Outstanding school in Newham, east London, and Royal Wharf Primary School, a newly opened school. All of our pupils in Years 2 - 6 have their own Chromebook, allowing them instant access to the internet and their individual Google accounts throughout the school day. (For more info, visit britannia.tech

We invested in 1:1 Chromebooks in 2017 and teachers were trained in the use of Google tools with many staff obtaining official Google Level 1 and 2 educator certifications. Staff became confident at using these tools in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning, and to reduce their workload. As a result, in 2018 we were recognised as a Google Reference School allowing external teachers and school leaders to visit us and see how we use Chromebooks and Google throughout the school day - warts and all! Since then we have welcomed hundreds of visitors from across the world, all coming to see how we utilise technology. In 2019, we were recognised as one of the EdTech50 schools. Now one of our strategic goals is to share our experience of using technology to enhance teaching and learning with other schools. 

During the previous phase of the programme, the support we offered to schools was primarily focused on remote learning. We led over 60 bespoke virtual training sessions for schools based on the EdTech tools that they wanted to implement in their remote teaching such as Google Classroom, Jamboard, Forms, Flipgrid, and many more. We also provided in-depth bootcamp training for schools who wanted some of their teaching staff to become Google Certified Educators, which involved 6-hours of training and a voucher for the online Google exam. We spent time with senior leaders, listening to their concerns and supporting them to come up with solutions on a range of issues such as how to conduct virtual parents’ evenings or how to measure the interaction of students at home. Each school was different and we worked hard to ensure we could offer support in any way that was useful for the school. 

During the next phase of the programme, we want to support schools to develop and implement a long-term digital strategy for how teaching and learning could be enhanced through the use of technology.  

With between 6 and 30 hours of support across the year, we can offer: 

  • Digital strategy meetings with senior leaders/decision makers;

  • Inset training designed specifically for your staff ;

  • Google Bootcamp training aimed at recognised Google certifications;

  • Mentoring for Computing/Tech/Curriculum Leads; 

  • Planning support for teachers during PPA; 

  • Support with managing Chromebooks and Google accounts from the admin console;

  • SEND discussions;

  • Email support;

  • Bespoke time-saving solutions to reduce workload for staff at your school/trust.

Testimonials

Hear from some of our participants:

David Fitzsimmons, Assistant Head, Newbury Park Primary School

The support and training provided by Luke / Britannia Ed has enabled our use of Google Workspace to improve teaching and learning; improve efficiency when working collaboratively and improve our digital literacy in a very short period of time. Bespoke training has enabled staff to develop their confidence with tech and we are now in a position where staff are being trained as Google Educators.

Julie Eyres, Head of School, Monken Hadley Primary

For Monken Hadley, working with Britannia Trust to develop further the EdTech in our school has been very successful. It is personalised and adapted to meet the requirements of our school. Our support from Luke is flexible and practical, ensuring a bespoke program is being developed for us. The teachers are completely engaged, embracing each step of our digital journey - only possible with this support.

Stacey Man, Senior Leader, Holy Trinity Primary

I cannot recommend signing up to the EdTech programme enough. It is hard to know how signing up will benefit your school until you actually join the program, but it is specifically tailored to wherever your school may be on their journey with the use of technology. Britannia have supported me with anything I have needed, no matter how big or small including supporting staff’s professional development

Opossum Federation (after Teacher Training)

The training was really useful. I have learnt a lot from all 3 sessions, and the trainer was very patient, helpful and reassuring. I felt confident to ask questions and for help when needed, and now feel much more up-skilled in using G suite and helping others to do so too. Thank you so much!

Woodlands Primary School (after Teacher Training)

This training was fantastic and I really enjoyed exploring the Google tools more. The skills learnt will hopefully help reduce workload... so thanks for that!

Carpenters Primary School (after Teacher Training)

Thank you so much for putting this together. I passed my Google Educator Level 1 and these videos really helped me. Thank you!

Carpenters Primary School (after Teacher Training)

The Google Forms and Jamboard training was very useful and revolutionised the way I did remote learning - thanks Luke! The Google Sites video was also great - I didn't even know they existed!