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Towards Outstanding Teaching and Learning - Join us on the Naace Stand, J42, for a presentation on Wednesday 11 January 2012 at 4pm

Naace is delighted to announce a major new professional development programme for school strategic leaders.

Leading schools constantly strive to offer a curriculum which not only delivers high standards, but is also relevant, creative and engaging, attractive to pupils and parents alike.  Evidence for the pivotal role of digital technologies in such a curriculum is now widely available.  Furthermore, the transformative power of ICT is now acknowledged and promoted nationally.

Naace believes that at a time of great change both in what technologies can achieve, and in the growing freedom of schools to fashion their own distinctive curricula, the TOTAL programme will enable dynamic and creative leadership teams, aware in general of the potential of digital technologies, to plan for radical improvements in all aspects of learning.  

The two day programme is informed and under-pinned by the evidence from the schools currently involved in the Naace 3rd Millennium Learning Award, an exciting new award which celebrates the best creative and innovative learning approaches in schools today. On Day 1 participants will look at a range of strategic issues and on Day 2 schools will be able to determine a personalised programme to study these issues in greater depth to meet their specific needs.

The programme will:
•    Provide opportunities to share and explore what works best for learning
•    Provide opportunities to work together with other strategic leaders
•    Map issues, raise questions, investigate and suggest solutions.

The programme is led by Julie Frankland, Certified Naace Professional, and member of the Naace Board of Management, supported by a highly experienced and qualified team of Naace members and head teachers.  Julie comments, “We have been delighted by the high levels of interest already shown in TOTAL, both from potential participants and colleagues from schools keen to work with us”.

There is a specific version of TOTAL for primary, secondary and special schools, to be delivered for the first time during the spring and summer terms 2012. Thereafter the programme will be available to other delivery teams meeting Naace quality assurance criteria.

Further details can be found at

Notes for Editors

Naace is the professional association for those concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT). Naace has a long history of providing accreditation and quality assurance in education through a number of schemes including NaaceMark for Service Providers, ITEM (the international self-review framework) and the ICT Mark which Naace administers.

Contact at BETT:
Bernadette Brooks – 07753 911436,, or enquire on the Naace stand (J42)

Press Release - Towards Outstanding Teaching and Learning (TOTAL)
Press Release - Towards Outstanding Teaching and Learning (TOTAL)