Responding to the Secretary of State Damian Hinds' call for an 'education revolution' bringing 'cutting-edge' technology into classrooms, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders' union NAHT, said:
"Used well, technology can have a positive effect on pupil’s learning. It can help inspire, engage and broaden children's horizons. However, there is little evidence to suggest that it offers some sort of educational panacea. Whilst it may not seem particularly exciting or revolutionary, the best way to raise educational standards is to invest in developing highly effective teachers.
"As the Secretary of State himself pointed out at our conference, when people recall their own school days they remember teachers, not computers or smartboards; there are no great schools without great teachers and leaders."
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