College leading the way in using technology

Oldham Sixth Form College will be helping other education establishments to use technology effectively to aid online learning, after being awarded special EdTech Demonstrator School status.  

The programme, which began last year, has been tailored recently due to the coronavirus pandemic to help offer more support to schools and colleges with their remote learning.

Demonstrator schools and colleges are a network of providers who have shown they can use technology effectively and have the capacity to help other schools and colleges to do the same.

The Union Street West college will start to work closely with other schools and colleges to support them with their online learning technology by sharing best practice - whether that is via remote training sessions, recorded demonstrations or resource sharing.

Acting Principal Peter Roberts says the college is delighted with the news.  

He commented: "Becoming an EdTech Demonstrator School allows Oldham Sixth Form College to use the expertise that we have developed over the last year using GSuite to support other schools and colleges with their remote learning practices.

"Our expertise has flourished since lockdown, evidenced by the high level of engagement in remote learning of our students.

"We are delighted that we are now able to build on our excellent track record in supporting others and hope that our input will improve the achievement and life chances of many young people across the country." 

To find out more information about the programme, visit

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