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.”

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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 or telephone 01708-433813.

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Next Generation Learning – Get on board!

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The Next Generation Learning campaign is about using technology well to make learning a more exciting, rewarding and successful experience for people of all ages and abilities.

Putting technology at the heart of learning will improve education and training in the UK – inspiring learners, engaging parents, enabling teachers, motivating employees and giving school and college leavers the skills businesses want.

Evidence shows that technology significantly improves results for all learners. Despite this, technology is fully exploited by only 20 per cent of schools and colleges.

That’s why Becta need you to get on board with next generation learning – here’s how… 

This site provides some great tools and information for parents/carers and pupils to move forward with ICT in a challenging and exciting way.

The Key – Information Service for School Leaders

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This About section offers guidance on how to get the most from the service, described through the experience of hundreds of school leaders who are already using The Key.