Kirknewton Primary School has been recognised as being a Digtial School. This is a huge achievement for the school and we want to thank everyone involved – pupils, staff, parents/carers and the WL ICT development team. A special thanks to Miss Cowie for organising so many learning opportunities for children and staff. We have had very positive feedback and scored a very impressive 295 points out of a possible 300! You will spot the banner on our school blog header and there is a plaque in the post!
Here is more information about the award:
Kirknewton Primary School has gained national ‘Digital School’ status for excellence in digital technology in teaching and learning.
Recognised by Education Scotland, the Digital Schools Award is designed to promote, encourage and reward schools that make the best use of digital technology in the classroom. HP, Microsoft and Intel are providing support to the programme, including a financial commitment as well as the provision of practical support and resources.
Kirknewton Primary School demonstrated, among other things, the presence of a whole school digital strategy, evidence of how digital technology is being used to enhance learning and a commitment to ongoing professional learning for teachers. The programme has already highlighted some very innovative and collaborative approaches from schools and teachers regarding the integration of digital technology in teaching and learning, which will be an inspiration to other schools.