ICT Facility Award
Awarded to the educational establishment in the UK that has made outstanding progress in the provision of a first class environment for the teaching of ICT and related subjects.
Five years ago, ICT lacked support and interest at Rendcombe, with the number of pupils taking the subject in decline. New courses and staff were introduced to reinvigorate STEM education at secondary level. Now, pupil engagement with technology-enhanced learning is at an all-time high. A recently introduced Digital Leaders scheme lets pupils become the teachers and coach their peers and staff in better use of technology.
Rotherithe Primary School, London
Blenheim Primary, Wales
All Saints Church in Wales Primary School
The Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Surrey
Westmorland Primary School, Lancashire
Westmorland School has a track record of succeeding with children with some of the most complex learning needs under the ethos ‘we learn to live together, together we live to learn’. The school recognised that computing and technology needed to be developed in order to engage pupils using their areas of interest and strengths, which was predominantly ICT. This led to the school investing in an iPad per child, which has allowed students to develop a new interest in specific learning. The use of iPads has seen individual academic progress in literacy, removed the threat of ‘pen and paper’, challenged traditional teaching methods, and resulting in a shared passion and enthusiasm for the ICT across the whole school, which feeds into all learning.
Portway Junior School, Hampshire
Clevedon School, North Somerset
King’s Ely School, Cambridgeshire
King’s Ely is quickly gaining a reputation as a trailblazer when it comes to the use of ICT. Despite its medieval buildings, the school is making advancements in ICT provision including four computing rooms, Bring-Your-Own-Device initiatives and taking part in a Europe-wide Erasmus project to build digital resources.
Lancaster Royal Grammar School, Lancaster
The Wallace High School, Co Antrim
Hillside Community First School, Dorset
Slinfold CE Primary School, West Sussex