STAFF and youngsters from Droitwich’s Westacre Middle School are celebrating after scooping the prestigious Naace ICT Mark Award, writes Roman Filkin.
The accolade recognises the school’s effective use of technology to enhance its work.
The school has held onto the honour it first got three years ago after impressing visiting inspectors.
As well as using technology across its curriculum and in lessons, Westacre has a pupil digital leaders’ Cyber Council and has improved its ICT approach by linking up with other schools across the country.
The school was also praised for the way it engaged with parents through its website and Twitter page.
Headteacher Donna Evans said: “To receive the ICT mark for a second time is a real honour for us.
“We know how crucial it is that children are equipped for the modern world.”
Computing subject leader Allison Underhill added: “I’m absolutely delighted that NAACE have recognised our efforts in computing.
“At Westacre we strive to incorporate technology across the curriculum.
“This award is the end result of a lot of hard work by all staff.”
The school has also been congratulated by MP Nigel Huddleston who said he was thrilled with Westacre’s huge achievement.
“Technology is so important to us all and so integral to our daily lives, all their students have a strong base knowledge that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
“This award is a credit to the staff and teachers who make technology accessible and interesting for those learning and developing these skills.”