Policy paper

Realising the potential of technology in education

A strategy for education providers and the technology industry to help improve and increase the effective use of technology in education.

Applies to England



Technology can help to tackle some of the main challenges faced by the education sector, including:

  • reducing teacher workload
  • increasing efficiency
  • improving accessibility and inclusion
  • supporting excellent teaching
  • improving student outcomes

The education sector often faces barriers which prevent teachers, lecturers and education leaders benefiting from technology. The UK Education Technology (EdTech) industry also faces barriers to start-up and growth.

We’ve developed this strategy to support all stages of the education sector and the UK EdTech industry to:

  • overcome these barriers
  • work together to drive innovation, in line with the needs of the education system
Published 3 April 2019