Naace is delighted to announce that it will be hosting ICT Mark Award ceremonies - every day, on Naace Stand J42

The ICT Mark goes from strength to strength. Schools across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and British Forces Schools continue to engage in the process of self review and seek accreditation to make sure they remain at the forefront of ICT in education.

Ofsted recently applauded schools that undertake self review and the ICT Mark encouraging school leaders to continue to make use of this national treasure.

The ICT Mark award is the culmination of a process of review and development of the use of information and communications technology (ICT) within the school. It is linked to an online review tool, known as the Self-review Framework, which helps schools gather evidence about how they use ICT in learning and teaching, and within the management of the school.

The standards of the scheme, which are set nationally, are designed to ensure that the school's investment in ICT equipment is matched by its effective use within lessons. Teachers are expected to have gained suitable skills and understanding to improve learning and teaching where ICT is being used; appropriate systems should also be in place to record pupils' achievements and underpin other key aspects of the school's management. Schools with the award will have effective Safeguarding policies and procedures in place to ensure the school community is operating best practice in e Safety.

Developing appropriate policies and teaching plans, training teachers and ensuring that the school's ICT equipment is ready for use involves many members of staff over several months or even longer.

It is important that the use of ICT has a real impact on the experience and progress of pupils within the school. A visiting ICT Mark Assessor will have checked to ensure that pupils are receiving their "entitlement" to ICT within lessons and will also expect to see that the school is using technology to enable learning beyond the normal school day and to improve external links.

Naace will assume responsibility  from the Department for Education for the Self-review Framework and the ICT Mark from the end of March 2012. All users of the SRF will be invited to continue to use the Naace online tool and to maintain their engagement with this formative process. Schools who are in the early stages of engagement will be given additional support to start their journey with the publication today of ‘six starter questions’ to get the ball rolling. These questions, which can be downloaded from the Naace website at, will enable schools to make early judgements about the current provision enabling them potentially to seek appropriate support if required and plan their route to success.  

ICT Mark Presentations at Naace Stand J42

Naace will welcome schools from England, Wales and Northern Ireland to BETT2012 to receive their prestigious ICT Mark awards on the Naace Stand at J42 at the dates and times given below.


Wednesday 11.30 am 11 Jan 2012

Bentley Primary School, Hampshire

Hammond Academy, Hertfordshire

Heronsgate Primary School, Greenwich

Leverington Primary Academy, Cambridgeshire

St. Ivo School, Cambridgeshire

Sydenham High School GDST, Lewisham

The Netherhall School, Cambridgeshire

The Westwood Academy, Coventry

Wednesday 12.30 pm 11 Jan 2012

Alconbury CE Primary School, Cambridgeshire

Chyngton School, East Sussex

Nottingham Bluecoat School and Technology College, Nottingham

Pool Academy, Cornwall

Thomas Wolsey School, Suffolk

Westbourne Primary School, Sutton

Wednesday 2.00 pm 11 Jan 2012

Albert Primary School, Vale of Glamorgan

Norwood Green Junior School, Hounslow

Queen Elizabeth's High School, Lincolnshire

Queensmead School, Hillingdon

Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School, Camden

The Gilberd School, Essex

Thursday 11.30 am 12 Jan 2012

Admiral Lord Nelson Business & Enterprise College, Portsmouth

Cleeve Primary School, Hull

Marshfield Primary School, South Gloucestershire

New Invention Infant School , Walsall

Shiphay Learning Academy, Torbay

St. Monica's Catholic Primary School, Enfield

Westfields Junior School, Hampshire

Thursday 12.30 pm 12 Jan 2012

Casllwchwr Primary School, Swansea

Copnor Infant School, Portsmouth

Crestwood Park Primary, Dudley

Engayne Primary School, Havering

Gosbecks Primary School, Essex

Hillingdon Primary School, Hillingdon

Nottingham Girls' High School GDST, Nottingham

Ravenscote Junior School, Surrey

Rush Common School, Oxfordshire

St. John's (CE) Primary Academy, Calderdale

The Minster School, Nottinghamshire

Ysgol Cae Top, Bangor

Thursday 2.00 pm 12 Jan 2012

Ashgrove School, Vale of Glamorgan

Clarendon Primary School, Surrey

Gorsemoor Primary School, Staffordshire

Russell Street School, Milton Keynes

St. John the Baptist Primary, Stockton on Tees

Thomas Harding Junior School, Buckinghamshire

Walthamstow School for Girls, Waltham Forest

Friday 11.30 am 13 Jan 2012

Bromley High School GDST, Bromley

Brooke Hill Academy, Rutland

Milking Bank Primary School, Dudley

New Invention Junior School, Walsall

Newton Farm Nursery, Infant & Junior School, Harrow

Oakington Manor School, Brent

Richmond Hill School, Luton

The Leigh Technology Academy, Kent

Tupton Hall School, Derbyshire

Ursuline High School, Merton

Waingels College, Wokingham

Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Gwynedd

Ysgol Maes Dyfan, Vale of Glamorgan

Friday 12.30 pm 13 Jan 2012

Cove Infant School, Hampshire

Downend School, South Gloucestershire

Pleckgate High School Mathematics and Computing College, Blackburn with Darwen

Pontnewynydd Primary School, Torfaen

Portsmouth High School GDST, Portsmouth

Ramsgate Holy Trinity CE Primary, Kent

Roath Park Primary School, Cardiff

Stoke Park School, Coventry

Thames Ditton Infant School, Surrey

The Forum School, Independent - Dorset

The Hertfordshire and Essex High School, Hertfordshire

Thorley Hill Primary School, Hertfordshire

Two Gates Community Primary School, Staffordshire

Friday 2.00 pm 13 Jan 2012

Baden Powell Primary School, Cardiff

Belfast Hospital School, BELB

Bryn Y Deryn Pupil Referral Unit, Cardiff

Clyst St Mary Primary School, Devon

Denbigh High School, Luton

Gearies Infant's School, Redbridge

Shire Oak Academy, Walsall

Somersham Primary School, Cambridgeshire

St. Mary's & St Peter's Primary School, Richmond

Tendring Technology College, Essex

The St. Marylebone CE School, Westminster

Wilson Stuart School, Birmingham

Woodfield School, Hertfordshire

Saturday 12.30 pm 14 Jan 2012

Herringthorpe Junior School, Rotherham

Holy Cross RC Primary School, St Helens

Little Hadham Primary, Hertfordshire

Moorfield Primary School, Stockport

RSA Academy, Sandwell

Ty Gwyn Special School, Cardiff


Notes for Editors

  1. The Self-review framework is an online tool launched in April 2006 to assist schools in identifying, improving and benchmarking the use of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in learning, teaching and management of schools. Schools evaluate their progress against a 5-level scale for aspects of development grouped under six major elements  Since its introduction, over 19,500  schools have used it to review and plan their use of technology. .
  2. The ICT Mark is an integral part of the Self-review framework. It is recognition of a school's achievements in reaching a standard of maturity in their use of technology. This optional accreditation is evidence that the school has undergone an extensive and thorough review of its use of ICT. Award of the ICT Mark is made when the school has satisfied a visiting Assessor that their plans and provision have met or exceeded the national standard. Visits normally last half a day and may include review of curriculum plans, examination of systems and interviews with staff and pupils. In December 2011, over 2200 schools had been awarded the ICT Mark since the start of the scheme.
  3. Becta was the Government's lead partner in the strategic development and delivery of its e-strategy until its closure was announced in 2010;  the Becta functions relating to the Self Review Framework and the ICT Mark were transferred to the Department for Education from April 2011.
  4. The BETT show is the world's leading educational information and communications technology (ICT) event, with over 20 years dedicated to showcasing the best in UK and international educational technology products, resources and best practice. This annual show, staged at London Olympia for four days in January, now attracts over 600 exhibitors and nearly 29,000 visitors. It is organised by Emap Education.
  5. Naace is the professional association for those concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT). Naace administers the ICT Mark and provides Help Desk Support for the Self-review Framework. It created the Naacemark for Schools scheme, which was a predecessor of the ICT Mark. From the end of March 2012 Naace will assume a leadership role in continuing to develop and host the SRF and the ICT Mark.
  6. Contact at BETT:
    Bernadette Brooks   07753 911436

    Or enquire on the Naace stand (J42)


PO Box 6511 


NG11 8TN


Tel 0870 240 0480



Press Release - ICT Mark Awards at Bett 2012
Press Release - ICT Mark Awards at Bett 2012