This week I highlight the opening of a consultation on implementing the national Funding Formula and the publication of a report outlining a research project into future opportunities for education technology in England.
Consultation on implementing the NFF
The DfE is seeking views on its approach to implementing the direct national funding formula (NFF) for mainstream schools. Find out more about the consultation here and note the consultation will close on 9 September 2022.
Future opportunities for education technology in England
In December 2021, the DfE appointed Ecorys UK to undertake a research project: Future opportunities for education technology in England. The project aimed to provide insights to the future of the EdTech market in England, considering likely developments in digital technology and education policy.
The report presents the triangulated findings from work carried out over four months,
from December 2021 to March 2022, comprising of a rapid review of the literature,
telephone interviews with policy and industry key stakeholders, workshops with teachers
and EdTech sector representatives, and a survey administered with a nationally
representative sample of teachers through the Teacher Tapp app.