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EdTech Bench Lead

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ISP Central
, United Kingdom
Date Added: May 31, 2023

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ISP EdTech Bench Lead Role Profile

Purpose of Role  

ISP is on an ambitious quest to support the way education is delivered, powered by EdTech solutions that make a tangible, evidence-backed impact on learning outcomes across our expansive group of schools. 

As we navigate this journey, we aim to become a beacon of innovation and influence in the EdTech landscape worldwide. Imagine fostering meaningful partnerships with top-tier EdTech companies, jointly creating a future where technology seamlessly augments education, facilitating superior learning outcomes and efficiency. 

The role of the EdTech Bench Lead is the heartbeat of this strategy. It's your chance to stand at the intersection between a central strategy and a diverse network of schools spanning the globe. Through managing an ambitious portfolio of EdTech projects, you will be integral in linking our vibrant school communities with the central EdTech team. 

Our model empowers schools to make excellent EdTech decisions, leading to unmistakable improvements in learning outcomes and efficiency. Your role as the EdTech Bench Lead will be instrumental in this, facilitating the successful implementation of our model across our group, meeting the unique needs of each school, and leading them towards a brighter, tech-augmented future. 

This is a chance to make your mark in the EdTech world, influencing education on a global scale and contributing to an exciting, transformative strategy.  

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all the activities of regional schools through a process of EdTech maturity baselining, needs analysis, pilot design, evaluation of solutions, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of solutions.
  • Lead the work of the EdTech guild and develop strong relationships between school EdTech leads and Central team.
  • Work closely with regional Directors of Learning to ensure alignment with Learning first, LIPS and regional needs when co-designing solutions with school leadership.
  • Support and develop the skills of school based EdTech leads through mentoring and recommendation of professional learning.
  • Conduct EdTech surveys and observations of schools in region as required working closely with Group Head of EdTech in support of ISP central EdTech strategy and that feed ISP central recommendation decisions.
  • Be the point of co-ordination for trials and establishment of lab schools in region.
  • Support schools in the identification of needs and creation of EdTech solution proposals in accordance with ISP's EdTech selection criteria.
  • Support schools in their interpretation and use of the ISP EdTech Playbook.
  • Contribute to the ongoing population of the EdTech Playbook acting as curator of LabSchool findings as they emerge.
  • Lead and inspire the activities of the EdTech guild to identify and share best practice.
  • Support schools through change management resulting from implementation of EdTech solutions and policies.
  • Monitor, reporting and modification of pilots as part of the ISP EdTech strategy.


Skills, Qualifications and Experience


  • Excellent people skills capable of managing the needs of a diverse range of external and internal stakeholders and high performing subject matter experts and teams.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully leading EdTech implementation into teaching and learning practice in a school or similar education environment and using standards such as PIC-RAT or SAMR.
  • Demonstrable experience of using user research, evidence, and design thinking as the foundation of service development proposals and maintenance.
  • Commercial acumen and experience of building business cases and forecasts.
  • Strong analytical skills particularly around learning and assessment data.
  • Change management skills.


ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

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