Schools: Technology

Department for Education written question – answered on 10th April 2019.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to improving technology in school classrooms.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Government is working on a number of initiatives to improve the use technology in school classrooms. As highlighted in the Education Technology Strategy published on 3 April, the Department has allocated £10 million to support innovation, generate evidence, and improve the use of technology in schools, colleges and universities across England. The full strategy can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/791931/DfE-Education_Technology_Strategy.pdf.

As announced at Autumn budget, the Department is working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the National Productivity Investment Fund, to deploy full fibre internet in rural locations, starting with primary schools.

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