School at the forefront of technology
Published on: 30 Sep 2016
DOWNEND School has received official recognition for its excellent use of technology, both in administration and across the curriculum.
The secondary school has been awarded the ICT Mark, meaning it is at the forefront of modern technology.
Head teacher Mr Mark Fuller said: I am delighted to be awarded the ICT Mark. It recognises our positive approach to the use of technology and the benefits it is bringing to our children. We believe that technology 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 the use of technology at the school”
The lead member of staff, Mr Tony Johnson, involved in ensuring the school was ready for ICT Mark assessment, added: “I am really pleased that the presentation of this award shows recognition of the excellent work that is taking place at Downend 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, chief executive of the education technology association Naace, which awarded the accreditation, said: "Downend School thoroughly deserves the accolade of an ICT Mark. They clearly demonstrate how important it is to take a whole school approach to using technology in schools. We look forward to working with Downend School to demonstrate how technology can have a substantial impact on learner outcomes in the future.