£15 million for education technology in schools next year

16 Feb 2021 12:43 PM

The Welsh Government will invest a further £15 million in educational technology for schools in the next financial year.

The investment is the continuation of the Hwb EdTech programme, which has already seen an investment of over £92 million by the Welsh Government over the last two years, and will further support the transformation of digital infrastructure of all maintained schools in Wales.

Funding will also be used to ensure ongoing MiFi connectivity for digitally excluded learners, to the end of the current school year in July.

So far, the Hwb EdTech programme has:  

Kirsty Williams, the Education Minister, said:

This last year has brought into sharp focus how important technology is to our schools and our learners.

I’m really pleased that, following significant investment in preceding years, including the development of our world-leading Hwb platform, we’ve been in a strong position to continue learning remotely this year.

The improvements we’ve made to digital infrastructure in schools will help our learners prepare for the new curriculum for Wales over the coming years.