We recently received the great news that the school has been awarded “Digital Schools” status. The Digital Schools Award is an initiative which recognises excellence in a school’s approach to the integration of ICT in learning and teaching. This award aims to build on the excellent progress already made by schools in ICT integration and to encourage them to strive for further progression and improvement.
In order to achieve Digital Schools status, the school had to successfully indicate how it has met a range of criteria to demonstrate effective integration of ICT into the curriculum. These criteria broadly involved Leadership and Vision; ICT in the Curriculum; School ICT Culture; Professional Development; Resources and Infrastructure. An assessor from the Digital Schools organisation recently paid a visit to the school to view at first hand how we are integrating technology into school life. He indicated to us that he was more than happy to recommend that we should be given the award.
Official confirmation of our Digital Schools status recently arrived at the school. Our Digital Schools plaque is now proudly displayed in the school foyer for all to see. We are now part of a select group of only about 200 schools in the country who have achieved this award. Well done to all staff and pupils for their hard work in achieving this award.