Press Release - Naace Impact Awards 2012 Winners Announced

Author: Anna Street
Press Release - Naace Impact Award Winners

Naace Press Release - Naace Impact Award Winners 2012

Friday 9 March 2012

The winning schools and practitioners of the Naace ICT Impact Awards 2012 demonstrate how pupils can fully engage with their learning in technology rich environments.

The winners of the Naace ICT Impact Awards were announced at the Naace Strategic Conference Impact Awards Dinner on Friday 9 March at Leicester Marriot Hotel, Leicester.

Charles Clarke, former Secretary of State for Education, presented the awards to successful candidates in a glittering ceremony. 

The Naace Board of Management wishes to extend their congratulations to all of the winners and commend all those shortlisted for their excellent contributions.

Rachel Ager, Chair of the Naace Board of Management, commented: ‘We are delighted to see such worthy winners of this year’s awards. This is our second year running the Naace ICT Impact Awards and we have been staggered by the range of projects and initiatives presented for consideration. The intention when we introduced the awards last year was to showcase how ICT can have a very real impact on student outcomes and the learning that takes place in schools. I am certain that this year’s winners will provide inspiration for all practitioners and will raise the bar yet again for next year’s nominations.’

The winner of the early years and foundation stage category
Michelle Hill, Deputy Head and ICT Co-ordinator, Leamore Primary School, West Midlands.

The winner of the Primary Award
Ophelia Vanderpuye, Head of ICT, Oakington Manor Primary School, Brent, London.

The winner of the Secondary Award
Ben McCarey, Head of English/Lead in Driving New Technologies, The Cooper School, Bicester, Oxfordshire.

The winner of the Adviser, Consultant or Support Service Award
Derek Robertson, National Adviser – Games based Learning/Consolarium, Education Scotland

The winner of the Supporting Inclusion in any phase Award
Woodlawn School, North Tyneside.

The winner of the Collaborative Group Project Award


The winner of the ICT Technician of the Year Award
Timothy Morton, Network Manager, RSA Academy, Tipton, West Midlands.

The winner of the Lifelong Achievement Award

Lawrence Williams, Lecturer, Brunel University.

See videos of all of the above winners at

Special awards were made by the judges to
Lewis Philips, Pupil, at Inverkeithing High School in Fife in the Secondary Category and Casllwchwr Primary School from Swansea in the Primary Category.

Details of other shortlisted nominations can be found at:

In all there were 54 nominations this year, the second year of the awards, and already schools and other related organisations are asking for details of how to enter for 2013.

Naace is grateful to the Naace Sponsoring Partners, particularly Crick Software, Software4Students, Phoenix Software, Kudlian Software, Meru Networks, Civica and FantastICT for their support in marketing this endeavour and for the prizes that they provided to the winners. Each winner received an engraved award and certificate and all will shortly receive photographs from the ceremony.

Bernadette Brooks, Naace General Manager, commented 'It was a privilege to be involved in the Awards ceremony and to meet many of the inspired award winning practitioners. We look forward to showcasing their work and, in true Naace fashion, engaging them in sharing their good practice with others.'

Notes for Editors

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Press queries contact: Bernadette Brooks
Naace General Manager
Tel: 07753 911436

Press Release - Naace Impact Awards 2012 Winners Announced
Press Release - Naace Impact Award Winners