Find an Edtech School SW | Featured SW Edtech CPD & Support | Edtech Guidance & Resources


The DfE and delivery partners have identified twenty schools and colleges to act as Demonstrator Schools which have demonstrated excellence in their use of technology to support teaching and learning and have the capacity to help others. There are plans to extend the reach of this programme over the coming weeks.

These schools and colleges represent a wide range of contexts, from rural to urban and primary to further education and include a number of Trusts with special needs provision. 

Advice and training will be available to some schools and colleges across the country which are most in need of support, for example those which have recently deployed a new online learning platform and those with the most disadvantaged learners.

The South West of England has six Edtech Demonstrator Schools, you can search for your nearest support provider below:
 

Find an Edtech Demonstrator School


Featured CPD :


#EdtechWeek2020

From the 9th to the 14th November the Edtech Demo Programme will be holding a FREE six-day online EdTech event, #EdTechWeek2020 designed to celebrate the work of the EdTech Demonstrator Schools and Colleges, and to support educators - across the UK - in bringing technology into every aspect of their work, both in the classroom and remotely.

You are invited to join in the discussion with industry experts, high-profile speakers, and the teachers who are providing remote education in classrooms today - and ultimately, reshaping the future of education for us all.


Accessible Tech Thursdays

Every Thursday at 4:15pm Balcarras School and Highfurlong School will be delivering short webinars (between 20-40mins) focusing on the best ways to integrate accessible technology into your classrooms - enabling you to improve the outcomes for all of your learners.

Accessible technology means technology that allows full access the digital content, whatever your needs. As a result, these webinars are for all educators, as we all know that mainstream classes include a range of students with needs, diagnosed or not. An accessible classroom makes learning easier for everyone.

What's more, is the last Thursday of the month we will open up the end of the webinar as a "surgery" where you can get help with student issues around accessible tech. 


Edtech Guidance and Resources

This section of the Edtech Demonstrator Website gathers together guidance and resources from our demonstrator schools and colleges and advice on a range of issues including edtech strategy development, safeguarding and wellbeing and support for Special Educational Needs.

Boost your Organisation’s Profile and Extend its Reach!  
 

 

Your organisation has its own website, individuals in your area know about your organisation,
and you’re still not achieving the level of engagement you’re looking for with your CPD offer. How can you improve this
?


Search for School CPD across SW England from a single search toolSubscribers to the CPD Portal-SW service can promote their events to an audience of over 10 000 users across SW England and beyond. The Portal is ‘Booking Platform Agnostic’ – it doesn’t matter where your events are being processed, you can still add them to the Portal’s CPD catalogue.

 

Users click the ‘Register’ button next to an event listing and they’re routed through to the site where the event’s bookings are being managed. Many organisations use services such as EventBrite, Google Forms or Third Party booking systems; the Portal can accommodate all events regardless of how bookings are managed by an organisation.
 

The Power of Search

Search Simplified - Users can find CPD from one simple search box, searching across an extensive catalogue of CPD from over 80 CPD Providers across the whole of SW England and beyond. If the event is added to the Regional Portal you’ll find it there.

Search for School CPD across SW England from a single search tool
Search for School CPD across SW England


Enter a phrase and the Portal will display the CPD available throughout the region.  Users can also carry out an advanced search by category or even postcode.
 

Adding a CPD Event is as Simple as ABC…

Simply add your event by completing the ‘Add an Event’ form and begin promoting your events to a wider audience.

The following video outlines how to add an event:


 

What do I need to begin Promoting My Events on the Regional Portal?


Existing Subscribers

Your organisation will need a CPD Provider account for the Regional Portal https://www.cpdportal-sw.org . As we are transitioning between Sub Regional sites and the Regional Platform, if you're already a subscribing organisation you’ll currently need two accounts. Your Sub Regional account will NOT work on the Regional Portal. You can request a Regional Portal account here.

NOTE: We will only provide an account to the registered email address attached to your organisation’s Sub Regional Portal CPD Provider Account.


New Subscribers

You can sign up your organisation as a CPD Provider on the Portal from the link below:

>> Sign up your organisation as a CPD Provider
 

Support

We’ve created a new ‘Support FAQs’ area on the Portal (Available to Registered Users). From here you can view the most common support questions raised by CPD Providers. We will be retiring the current ‘Help’ site over the coming weeks, and centralizing support at the Regional Portal level.

You can also contact support by filling in the ‘Contact Portal Support’ form on the Contact Page.

If you'd like to talk to us please contact our 'Collaboration Lead' 
 

If you’re having problems using your Portal account, please go to the ‘Contact’ menu on the Regional Portal, fill in the ‘Contact Portal Support’ form and we’ll be happy to assist you.

 

 

How to sign up so you can display your organisation's CPD Offer across SW England 


The Portal brings together everything you need to promote and deliver your organisation's CPD programmes and events across the region.  The service provides a range of options for promoting and managing your school's CPD offer.

Subscribers to the CPD Portal-SW service can promote their events to an audience of over 10 000 users across SW England and beyond. The Portal is ‘Booking Platform Agnostic’ – it doesn’t matter where your events are being processed, you can still add them to the Portal’s CPD catalogue. Users can find CPD from one simple search box, searching across an extensive catalogue of CPD from over 80 CPD Providers. Users click the ‘Register’ button next to an event listing and they’re routed through to the site where the event’s bookings are being managed. Many organisations use services such as EventBrite, Google Forms or Third Party booking systems; the Portal can accommodate all events regardless of how bookings are managed by an organisation. Simply add your event by completing the a simple online form and begin promoting your events to a wider audience. 

Raise Your Organisation's Profile and Extend its Reach - A Single Searchable CPD Catalogue of CPD Across SW England

 



 If you have any questions, please use the contact form.


What you need to do... 

Each organisation should nominate a lead 'CPD Manager' who will manage their CPD events on the Portal. The individual will be able to promote/manage events through the platfom. 

 


What happens next? 


Step 1

Your Organisation: Please complete the following form:

CPD Portal SW New Provider Setup Form

Step 2

Teaching Schools Council SW Portal Team :   We will create a 'CPD Provider' account for you.

IMPORTANT: You must ensure the email address you use is an official address associated with your organisation. We will not accept account requests from non organisational email accounts. 

Step 3

Your Organisation:  You will receive an automatic email from the system informing you your account has been setup along with a 'Quick Start Guide' and access to our Help Site. 

Step 4 

Your Organisation: Log into the CPD Portal

Read the 'Quick Start Guide' (we will email this to you).

You can now begin promoting your CPD events! 

Why not sign up to the Portal Newsletter?


 If you have any further questions, please use the contact form.