Digital Leader Programme 2018-19

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Registration is open for all 3 Cohorts of the 2018-19 Digital Leader Academy delivered by Paul Scott at the Innovation Centre Bradford. The programme is aimed at enabling KS2 pupils to become experts and advocates of using appropriate technologies in schools to act as ambassadors and peer mentors.

The Digital Leader Academy (DLA) programme consists of 2 half days face to face training, an in school visit recorded as a blog post and an end of year celebration event. At the end of the programme all pupils receive a certificate and a Digital Leader Academy wrist band. Throughout the programme the children have access to the Digital Leader Academy Online materials hosted on Edmodo that allows them to communicate with other children and ourselves sharing their successes as Digital Leaders. They can also apply for Online Badges and certificates to celebrate their achievements as Digital Leaders. Children often contact us to share their progress, ask for support or apply for the Online Badges and it is great to have regular updates from them sharing their excitement at being a Digital Leader.

Our Digital Leader Academy Programme enables children to:

  • Describe and model the safe and responsible use of a range of technologies.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and understanding of specific technologies relevant to each school context.
  • Exhibit good communication skills and collaborate effectively with staff and students.
  • Understand the concept of ‘Student Voice’ and become a conduit for this across the school with reference to the use of innovative digital and mobile technology.

The academy runs 3 cohorts over the year where a member of staff and 6 children attend 2 half day training sessions, a celebration event and receive a school visit. Included is full support for staff and children for a year through the online learning platform Edmodo and the award of Digital Leader virtual badges and certificates for achievements completed by the pupils.

Half day training session 1 

Understand the role of a Digital Leader as an Ambassador, Communicator and Technologist. Explore and create green screen videos to share back at school and investigate some key areas of Online Safety. Update your online profile and post feedback using Edmodo.

In-school visit

A chance to see Digital Leaders in situ to discuss and record progress since the initial meeting and publish their journey so far on this blog.

Half day training session 2

Feedback from each school on their Digital Leader successes so far. Explore 3D printing and create a personalised 3D printed Digital Leader badge. Investigate password security and revisit  Online Badges and Edmodo.

Celebration event 

Children share group and individual successes within their schools and become accredited Digital Leaders.

All training is delivered at the Innovation Centre in Bradford and the cost of the programme is £450 (£375 for subscribing schools) for all the above training for a maximum of 6 pupils. To book your place click here.

Cohort details for 2018 – 2019 are below


Session 1 17/10/18          09:30 – 11:45

In school visit (TBC)

Session 2 16/01/19        09:30 – 11:45


Session 1 28/11/18          09:30 – 11:45

In school visit (TBC)

Session 2 06/03/19       09:30 – 11:45


Session 1 23/01/19          09:30 – 11:45

In school visit (TBC)

Session 2 01/05/19        09:30 – 11:45

Celebration events for all Cohorts will take place on 05/07/19.


Published: 28/09/2018
Audience: Primary school staff
Contact: Sarah Hawkins

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