Scargill Infant School in Havering have their ICT Mark accreditation renewed once again

Head Teacher Kath Keeper and pupils from Scargill Infant School give the thumbs-up to their ICT Mark accreditation.

Children at Scargill Infant School in Rainham are at the forefront of using information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance their work, and that’s official!

Following an extensive external assessment Scargill Infant School 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.

Penny Patterson, Senior Inspector ICT at Havering School Improvement Services said, “Scargill Infants should be congratulated on this wonderful achievement. This demonstrates the excellent ICT management and teaching that is taking place in the school.  The staff at Scargill Infant Schoolwork hard to ensure that pupils have a rich experience across a wide range of equipment.”

Head Teacher Kath Keeper commented, “On behalf of Scargill Infant School, I am delighted to be 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 Scargill Infant School.  Our most recent OFSTED report positively acknowledged that we had received the ICT Mark in the description of the school.”

The lead member of staff, Victoria Jolly (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 Scargill Infant 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.”

Bernadette Brooks, Naace General Manager, said “Scargill Infant 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 Scargill Infant Schoolto demonstrate how ICT can have a substantial impact on learner outcomes in the future.”

Visit the Scargill Infant School website via http://webfronter.com/havering/scargill_inf/

Well done Scargill Infant School!

Would you like to become ICT Mark accredited?

With more and more schools applying for the prestigious and achieving the ICT Mark in Havering and beyond, perhaps it is time for your school to become accredited…

If you are interested in helping your school to achieve ICT Mark accreditation, please contact Havering School Improvement Services via dsmith.311@lgflmail.org or telephone 01708-433813.

For more information on the Naace ICT Self-review Framework visit http://www.naace.co.uk/ictmark/srf

Self-review Framework for ICT – September 2012 Changes

Naace have announced that there are two changes to the Self-review Framework being implemented on 15 September 2012. First there is a minor change to the wording of some Elements and Aspects- these will not affect your use of the Framework,  you will find the details at the link below. Second, accounts on the Self-review Framework will expire on 15 September and a £50 registration charge is now in place.

Full renewal facilities are now available on the site.  For further details visit: http://www.naace.co.uk/srf/sept12changes

Click on the following link to download the updated Self-review Framework September 2012

Rise Park Infant School, Romford, awarded prestigious ICT Mark

Children at Rise Park Infant School in Romford are at the forefront of using information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance their work, and that’s official!

Following an extensive external assessment Rise Park Infant School has been awarded the prestigious ICT Mark by Naace.

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.

Penny Patterson, Senior Inspector ICT Futures for Havering School Improvement Services said, “Havering School Improvement Services is determined that all local children will have the best opportunity to excel in the jobs market of the future.  Rise Park Infant School should be congratulated on this wonderful achievement.  This demonstrates the excellent ICT management and teaching that is taking place in local schools.”

Headteacher Carolyn Fox commented, “On behalf of Rise Park Infant School, I am delighted to be 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 school blog and our mailings, which will further raise the profile of ICT at our school.”

The lead member of staff, Sarah Steel (ICT 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 our 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.”

Naace commented that, “Rise Park Infant School thoroughly deserves 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 them to demonstrate how ICT can have a substantial impact on learner outcomes in the future.”

Would you like to become ICT Mark accredited?

If you are interested in helping your school to achieve ICT Mark accreditation, please contact Havering School Improvement Services via dsmith.311@lgflmail.org or telephone 01708-433813.

The School’s achievement also features in the Romford Recorder – click on the link below to read the article…

http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/rise_park_infant_school_romford_awarded_ict_mark_for_computer_use_1_1514166

Self-Review Framework (SRF) – Have you registered?

ICT Mark

Becta’s self-review framework offers you a route for assessing and improving your school’s use of ICT. Based on maturity models, the framework allows you to benchmark against established best practice and helps to create an action plan for improvement.

The ICT Mark is a nationally recognised accreditation scheme which gives schools recognition for their achievements in reaching a standard of maturity in their use of technology.  The SRF is the tool used to assess a school’s ICT capability.

If you would like to find out more visit the Becta website or get in touch with your HIAS link ICT Consultant.

http://schools.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=srf