Helping children achieve
their full potential

Through the effective use of technology

A partner of choice for schools

Schools engaging with technology in learning choose us as a partner based on our experience, and expertise. Our mission is to enhance learning through 1:1 technology for every child.

We are passionate about getting IT right for our schools, teachers,
school children and their families!

Donation Management for Schools

The Foundation provides a unique funding support service which we call the ‘Donation Management Service’ (DMS). As a registered charity we are able to not only help manage your parental contributions but, because they are donations, we are also able to apply Gift Aid to the donations.

Support & Advice for Schools

Are you a school looking to engage with tech in your learning and management systems? The Learning Foundation has a successful 20-year history of working with schools to effectively implement learning into schools in a way that is effective, sustainable and equitable. We work with schools at all levels to explore what works and would work for you.  We have unrivalled experience which is free and objective.

You can complete the online form, call us on 01344636413 or email us at 

Tech4 Teachers

The Learning Foundation, in collaboration with our partnership with Currys and others in the Digital Poverty Alliance (DPA), are pleased to offer devices for teachers at selected partner schools who don’t have a device that suits their needs at home.  You can read more about our case studies on the DPA website

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We support children to achieve their full potential through effective use of technology. However, through our continued work with schools, we felt that many schools did not have capacity to help families and children get online quickly enough. So, what other ways are there to reach families who are disconnected?

Launched in 2021, in partnership with the Institute of Engineering & Technology and Currys plc, we are driving change in digital poverty with the ambition of ending digital poverty in the UK once and for all by 2030. In the next year, the DPA seeks to publish a much-needed National Delivery Plan setting out the actions needed to end digital poverty in the UK by 2030.

Click here for more.

Is Tech right for my school, my teachers and my pupils?

The short answer is "Yes!"

School children using tablets in a classroom to take photos and study
  • Digital technology is an undeniable and unavoidable facet of life in 21st Century Britain. Schools exist to prepare children to become productive adults in our society.
  • Access to digital technology is already providing a competitive advantage for many pupils and therefore needs to be exploited with determined professionalism by all schools if we are, societally, interested in equal opportunities for all children.
  • Digital technology has a clear role to play in enhancing many of the well-understood and evidenced processes of teaching and of learning. Every teacher is interested in being as effective as they possibly can, and the teacher who is provided with highly functional, reliable digital tools with which they can confidently teach will be more effective than one who is not. Some very obvious examples exist in technologies that have been unquestioningly adopted into standard practice such as large screen projection and visualisers.
  • For learners, the starkest differences in opportunity exist between those whose learning is limited to the times they are physically in school, and those who have access to a high quality curriculum and meaningful tasks connected to it far beyond 3pm. The maximal gain that technology offers pupils is its ability to keep them learning for far longer than would otherwise be the case.
Does Technology make a difference?

Yes it does and has already done so for you and for millions of young people

Listen to this video to hear how technology has enhanced engagement, excitement, independence and ambition in pupils. Listen to teachers and parents talk about how one school closed an attainment gap in less than a year.  This is a primary school with a huge number of children speaking different languages and coming from different perspectives. Enabling children to move up into secondary school, engaged with learning and ready to take the next step.

Isn't it expensive and time consuming?

Yes and No - but worth every bit of that investment

You know how it is.  You have a class of 25 or a school of 1000.  80% of those pupils are doing well comparatively but there is a stubborn 20% who are struggling and continue to struggle. But, in reality, it has been tough with all of your pupils to get them where you need to and want to; to teach them and to assess them and to give them each the time and focus that you would have liked to if only……  But – what has really changed in terms of the way we deliver education in 2021 compared to 1921 or, even, 1821?  The answer in many ways is not a lot when you compare like for like.  You’ll have heard that a surgeon or office worker from the 19th Century would not recognise their place of work in 2021 but not true of many teachers in schools across the UK.  It is time that changed and the classrooms of 2021 reflected life in the 21st Century. 

Digital improved:, School, classroom, school class, the school of the weaving plant company of Arnold Staub in Kuchen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, illustration from the 19th century
  • Life in a classroom in 1821 - doesn't look so different to many classroom 200 years later?
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