Pioneering technology hub


February 2024

Langley School in Loddon has set up the East of England’s first ever technology hub, with the aim to help state schools across the region embed technology into their curriculum and infrastructure. The EdTech hub, created in partnership with charitable trust, LgFL, is a key part of the government’s Education Technology strategy.

To launch the East of England hub, Langley School hosted primary and secondary schools from around the region. The day included a number of workshops on technology, a pilot of TeachMate AI, which helps teachers create bespoke curriculum content, lesson plans, and reports with AI-powered tools and the opportunity to see the effective technology in use in classrooms in and around Langley.

Director of Digital Services at Langley, Mr Youngs comments, “It was a pleasure to bring together a number of schools for a workshop and collective discussion about technology. For us, it is not enough to be a Microsoft Showcase School, we want to share our knowledge, resources and experiences so that pupils – not just ours – will benefit throughout the county and beyond.”

Headteacher of Exning Primary School, Mr James Clark said “We’re very excited to be part of the EdTech hub. We’ve been on a journey with IT in our school and we’re excited to be able to share knowledge and learning from our own experience as a Primary School with others.”

Langley’s digital revolution began in 2022, when its technology investments included One 2 One devices for every pupil from Year 3 upwards. In 2023 Langley was awarded ‘Microsoft Showcase School’ status, a title held by just a few institutions worldwide. As a Microsoft Showcase School, Langley is part of an elite group that exemplifies the best of teaching and learning, using technology.

LGfL is a Charitable Trust Whose Mission is the Advancement of Education. They provide fast, filtered and fortified broadband for schools, including resilience and cloud backups.

Published On: February 13th, 2024Categories: News, Senior