Denbigh High School is delighted to have again been awarded the Naace ICT Mark in recognition of our outstanding use of technology to support learning.
The ICT Mark is an accreditation scheme available across the UK which recognises schools achieving an excellent standard of mature and effective use of technology. Schools holding the ICT Mark have demonstrated that they are committed to using technology to improve their overall effectiveness and efficiency. In NAACE's own words "If you have reached the ICT Mark standard in all aspects of the assessment framework then you have achieved a standard of e-maturity that is worth celebrating."
To achieve the ICT Mark, the school first had to complete a self-assessment that demonstrated how ICT was embedded and being utilised across the school. A NAACE Assessor then visited the school on Monday 17th November and met with members of the senior leadership team, subject leaders, classroom teachers and pupils to discuss and validate the evidence that had been presented. A wide range of examples of the use of technology within the school were showcased, including the Realsmart learning platform and Google Drive, Blue Sky performance management software, GCSEPod learning and revision podcasts, Chromakey filming and editing. The assessor also looked at our use of iPads and other tablets to support learning, the Apps for Good App Creation Programme, Skyping projects with industry experts, Computer Building as part of computer science, the school's new music and multimedia Suite and a wide range of subject-specific software that is being used daily by both staff and pupils in individual departments.