September 1, 2023 12:00 pm
Written by Tyana Alexandra
School Transformation Success
Recent Success Around Digitial Transformation
We continue to build on the philosophy of working in partnership with schools, to support them in unlocking the potential in the technology they have to benefit everyone.
Success For 2022/2023
Turn IT on has an established history of nurturing communities of staff passionate about using technology to improve the outcomes of students. We have worked in schools, Trusts and colleges for many years to help staff achieve Microsoft and Google qualifications. Staff training has been at the core of all our services. We understand technology on its own in schools is never enough. Staff and students must feel confident to use technology and will then start to enjoy its benefits. Our approach to training recognises that staff have varying levels of confidence and skill. We therefore have a flexible and iterative approach. We offer several free webinars available across the term to help in the use of M365 and Google Workspace and some more specialist courses that can help in the advanced use of such apps.
Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert
During the past academic year, we have coached over 80 teachers to achieve their Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) qualification by using technology to transform student learning and reduce staff workloads. These teachers are now leading the way in their own schools. The turn IT on MIEE programme connects staff with a community of like-minded individuals and improves pass rates compared to self-nomination.
Turn IT on has completed a third successive year of the twelve-month Showcase School Incubator Programme. As a trusted Microsoft partner we have mentored 9 new schools and colleges to be Showcase Schools and supported 12 more to become qualified for the second year. The programme delivers holistic transformation through working with digital leads to realise a vision that benefits everyone.
I joined the MIEE Programme with turn IT on and it put together all the best parts of Microsoft 365 for educators. The course was absolutely brilliant because it was all so relevant to what we were doing. I loved it and I would recommend it to anybody!
St Andrew’s Primary School, Oxfordshire
The professional training provided by turn IT on has expanded our classrooms and enabled us to engage with our pupils in so many new ways, whether they are at home or in school. We cannot recommend them highly enough to continue, and expand on, this important work.
Morningside Primary School, Hackney
As an existing Teams user, I am very grateful for being able to hear about the most effective ways in which Assignments can be used. The seminar was well pitched, and Martin gave clear, confident delivery throughout. I am excited to see what Microsoft will do next to continue improving on the accessibility of Teams and I look forward to attending more seminars in the future which help to get the most out of the Office suite. Thank you!
King’s College School, Wimbledon