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Wyvil Primary School gains prestigious ICT Mark Award

Children at Wyvil Primary School and Centre for Children with Speech and Language Impairment are at the forefront of using information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance their work, and that’s official!

Following an extensive external assessment Wyvil has been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark.

The award recognises the school’s success in developing the strategic use of ICT in both administration and across the curriculum. Parents will have proof that their children are attending a school at the forefront of modern technology.

Head of School Rachel Da Silva commented “On behalf of Wyvil Primary School, I am delighted that we have been awarded the ICT Mark. It recognises our positive approach to ICT and the benefits it is bringing to our children. We believe that ICT can be used in every aspect of learning and that it is essential our children are equipped for the modern world.

We are very proud to include the mark on our website and our mailings and this has been noted on a number of occasions, which has further raised the profile of ICT at Wyvil Primary School. The lead member of staff, Mr James Stewart (ICT subject leader), involved in ensuring the school was ready for ICT Mark assessment, commented:

“I am really pleased that the presentation of this award shows recognition of the excellent ICT work that is taking place at Wyvil Primary School. Applying for the award really brought into focus the ICT work that we are doing each and every day. All the children and staff deserve credit for this achievement.”

Mark Chambers, Naace CEO, said “ Wyvil Primary School thoroughly deserve the accolade of an ICT Mark accreditation. They clearly demonstrate how important it is to take a whole school approach to using ICT in schools. We look forward to working with Wyvil Primary to demonstrate how ICT can have a substantial impact on learner outcomes in the future.”

The Self-review Framework is an online tool launched in April 2006 to assist schools in identifying, improving and benchmarking the use of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in learning, teaching and management of schools. Schools evaluate their progress against a 5-level scale for aspects of development grouped under six major elements, such as Curriculum, Leadership and Management, Professional Development and Learning.

The ICT Mark is an integral part of the Self-review Framework. It is recognition of a school’s achievements in reaching a standard of maturity in their use of technology. This optional accreditation is evidence that the school has undergone an extensive and thorough review of its use of ICT. Award of the ICT Mark is made when the school has satisfied a visiting Assessor that their plans and provisions have met or exceeded the national standard. Visits normally last half a day and may include review of curriculum plans, examination of systems and interviews with staff and pupils.

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