After a busy week for our team at the Bett UK conference last week, I’m now taking the time to reflect on what we all got up to. It was great to be out of the office and meet so many teachers in person after two long years online. We also had the chance to chat to a range of our partners, hear from other exciting young organisations working in EdTech, and meet lots and lots of individuals also passionate about the power of supporting parents and the potential of well-thought-out tech solutions to create a fairer education for all.
At the conference, we launched our collaboration with Promethean through a series of talks. Our CEO Tom spoke on the role of EdTech in closing the disadvantage gap. Tom discussed how we can make learning as accessible as possible for parents using tech and carefully thought through activities, the importance of addressing digital poverty and shared easy adjustments to make learning materials more inclusive.
We also presented alongside the Fair Education Alliance on the role of parents in building a fair education system for all. The talk focused on the importance of listening to parent voices from all communities when making policy decisions, especially marginalised ones, and the value of the learning that takes place outside the classroom. Tom also shared insights on how schools and organisations can focus on helping disadvantaged families to engage in their children’s learning.
A personal highlight was introducing our new Mathscots to the team! We had lots of visitors asking if they were available as freebies but, luckily, we managed to hold on to them. We look forward to sharing these with our partner schools soon.