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Junior School achieves Digital Schools Scotland Award

5 February 2021 | Tagged: Junior School

Digital Schools Awards Scotland

 

Junior School awarded Digital Schools accolade! 

The Junior School has been awarded the Digital Schools Scotland Award. The Award, recognised by Education Scotland, acknowledges the hard work and huge team effort that has gone into incorporating digital skills into the daily curriculum. 

The school was marked highly throughout the virtual assessment, scoring over 90% in Leadership and Vision, Use of Digital Technology to Deliver the Curriculum, Resources and Infrastructure and School Culture. The school has also been recommended to become a mentor school for the programme, enabling other institutions to learn and take advice from the Junior School team.

In 2014, the school launched their one-to-one iPad device rollout, ensuring every pupil received an iPad for use in class and at home. This rollout was the catalyst for a full digital school's review and improvement plan.  

Embracing technology as a tool for learning and development, the school enhanced their delivery of digital learning experiences for pupils.  Junior School staff worked tirelessly to launch new digital initiatives such as: pupil-led digital committees 'DigiLeads' and 'Seesaw Committee', Apple Teachers, remote learning and teaching via Zoom, and improved online communications and reporting between teachers and families via the online platform, 'Seesaw'.

During these unprecedented times, the roll out of these digital enhancements provided the school with a head start in home learning. Teachers and pupils quickly adjusted to the online teaching experience thanks to their ongoing training and digital skills learnt through daily classroom activities. 

 

Digital Schools Scotland Assessor Catherine Cunningham said,

"The High School of Glasgow Junior School is a school which wants the best for their pupils and recognises the impact digital learning can have on their current and future learning.  They have travelled far and are on a very positive trajectory."

 

Head Teacher, Miss Heather Fuller said,

"The award really is a whole school team effort; and completely deserved by everyone. In light of the outstanding commitment our pupils and staff have given to home learning throughout the past year, it is a fitting accolade to receive at this time."

 

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