The Department for Education’s EdTech Demonstrator Programme provides free peer-led support to schools, trusts and colleges across England, helping them to realise the benefits of technology both inside and outside of the classroom.

Join this special webinar, chaired by James Garnett, Director of Information Technology for United Learning, to hear how the programme has helped schools and colleges develop long-term sustainable strategies and understand the benefits it brings to every school and MAT involved.

James will be joined by Graham Macaulay, Director of Technology for Learning from LEO Academy Trust and Susan Matheson, Chief Operating Officer at Maritime Academy Trust, who will share what it’s like for them being a part of the demonstrator programme and how you can get involved.

No matter where you are on your EdTech journey, the EdTech programme can help you.

Learn more about the EdTech Demonstrator Programme at: https://edtechdemo.ucst.uk
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 · 1:00 PM London (GMT 0:00)
James Garnett
Director of IT, United Learning Multi-Academy Trust
James Garnett is Director of IT at United Learning, a Multi-Academy Trust of over eighty academies and independent schools; currently he is the programme lead for the EdTech Demonstrator Delivery Partner managing the EdTech Demonstrator programme on behalf of the DfE. He began his career in education as a teacher of maths 25 years ago before moving on to lead on IT, EdTech and systems in schools and then for United Learning.
Graham Macaulay
Director of Technology for Learning, LEO Academy Trust
Graham is an experienced and well-respected teacher, senior leader and EdTech thought leader. He comes from a teaching background, having taught across various primary school settings. More recently, he has led the use of technology at the LEO Academy Trust and also leads the Trust’s support for EdTech through the Department for Education EdTech Demonstrator programme.
Susan Matheson
Chief Operating Officer, Maritime Academy Trust
Susan joined Maritime in January 2018 from the Department for Education to become Chief Operating Officer. She oversees the finance, HR, estates, marketing and IT functions, as well as leading on special projects such as the creation of Maritime’s new Free School in Ebbsfleet, Kent.
Susan originally trained as an economist, joining the Governments’ Economics Fast Stream in 2001. She worked in the Department for International Development for three years, then moved to HM Treasury in 2004. She spent 10 years in the Treasury, working in a range of roles.