Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Becta - ICT Excellence Awards

Now entering their fifth year, Becta’s ICT Excellence Awards provide a great opportunity to not only celebrate the amazing work of schools, local authorities and other supporting organisations but to share the experiences of those at the forefront of the use of technology in learning.

The winners of the 2009 awards were announced at the Bristol ceremony on 19 November and there are examples of truly inspirational work amongst the winners and runners-up. To mark the beginning of sharing the winners’ great practice, many schools are opening their doors during the first week of February, to showcase what impressed the judges and to give their visitors the chance to see their work for themselves. In Northern Ireland St Pius X College, Magherafelt will be opening their doors from the 1st to 5th February. Their key areas of best practice include:

  • distributed strategic and operational leadership and management of ICT
  • pupil independence with ICT
  • embedding of ICT throughout whole school
  • use of technology to aid transition between phases.

And if this work inspires you and you want to share your story or that of a school that you know, the ICT Excellence Awards 2010 are now open for entries. For more information on the categories and criteria, and to access the online entry forms, go to www.becta.org.uk/excellenceawards. The deadline for entries is 24 March 2010.

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