Services

Preparing students for

Digital Strategy

Successful change management is complex. It requires vision and a deep understanding of stakeholders and their workflows. We support leaders to identify priorities, communicate with stakeholders and implement effective training strategies. We build the capacity of your organisation to make changes that positively impact your staff and pupils.

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Vision

Defining goals and strategic planning

Audit

Landscape, systems, policy and stakeholders

Strategy

Research-driven technology integration

Training

That puts teaching pedagogy first

Deployment

Implementing change

Review

Impact assessment

Mobile Learning

The deployment of tablets changes the way schools think about learning. Whether a full 1-2-1 or a BYOD scheme, devices can have a radical impact on educational experiences and allow for more personalised learning journeys. At DRUK we focus on evidence-informed teaching practice that has been shown to make the difference. 

Dual coding, low stakes retrieval, AFL testing and meta-cognition strategies are all proven techniques that support educational progression. In successful mobile learning programmes, teaching becomes more relevant, personal and contextual as students have access to media-rich resources, contemporary research and the opportunity for creative expressions of learning. 

We support schools to achieve and sustain mobile learning by designing and delivering appropriate training programmes. 

DRUK  support  infrastructure, cloud and device decision making to ensure effective mobile device management. MDM is key to reliable deployments and creating a culture where teachers have the confidence to innovate in their classrooms.

 

Award-Winning​

Mobile learning programmes

Training

For teachers and students

Consulting​

Sustainable programmes that continue to develop

Online Safety

Online safety should be central to any technology strategy in schools. Building digital skills and resilience in young people is fundamental to effective safeguarding in the 21st century. Teachers have a responsibility to be informed and effectively trained in the risks young people face online. 

We believe that messaging should be balanced and recognise the opportunities young people enjoy online. We believe in holistic approaches that utilise a blended approach to curriculum, tutoring, whole-school events, staff CPD and parental outreach. We deliver programmes that are appropriate to your technological and cultural landscape. 

We work with partners Digital Awareness UK to deliver high-impact workshops to school audiences. The  workshop format allows greater exploration of ideas and a participatory approach to peer learning. 

DRUK work with leading UK online safety organisation South West Grid for Learning to support accreditation through the 360 degree safe programme. We advise on current landscape of online risk and signpost appropriate teaching resources and policy positions.  We also consult on filtering, monitoring and MDM solutions. 

Curriculum

Appropriate safety messaging for your audiences and technology

Policy

Policies to support safe environemtns

Communication

Messaging and channels for online safety communication

Digital Skills

Technology adoption in schools often moves in front of digital curriculum provision. DRUK work with schools to develop learning opportunities that build skills for 21st century life. 

We promote approaches that balance app and workflow training with soft-skill development. 

Examples of workflow include:

  • Cloud productivity suites
  • Multi-device working 
  • File management
  • App smashing
  • Coding 
  • Research in a digital age
  • Web design
  • Blogging and publishing
 
Soft curriculum approaches that encourage students to consider aspects such as:
  • Self-regulation and relationship with devices
  • Self-image, identity and online persona
  • Online relationships 
  • Online reputation and digital footprint 
  • Online bullying and harassment
  • Managing online information 
  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle 
  • Privacy, security and data protection
  • Copyright, ownership and plagiarism
 

Tech Control 2 is a film commissioned by HMC that features students from Royal Hospital School discussing their relationships with technology. It shows the journey of three young people and the opportunities available when a balance is found between passive consumption and active engagement. 

Comprehensive

Progressive 21st century skills curriculum

Resources

To support teaching and learning

Relevance

Preparing students for digital lives