ICT Mark Network launch party

The ICT Mark Network: Naace and Bett launch new partnership – you are invited to an official launch party!

Does your school have the ICT Mark? If so, come and celebrate your school’s accreditation and the launch of the new ICT Mark Network by joining us for some drinks, food and an enjoyable opportunity to share ideas with other accredited schools.

What is the ICT Mark Network?

Working at an accredited school, you know that the ICT Mark helps schools remain focused on the journey of continual improvement in the use of technology across the curriculum. Currently, almost 1,300 schools are enjoying the benefits of accreditation. This is a good start, but we want many more schools to gain from getting involved. This is where you come in. We are inviting you and your school to help to take the ICT Mark to the next level, widening the participation to many more schools and building supportive networking and learning communities of like-minded educators all over the UK.

What’s in it for your school?

– Further enhancement of the school’s reputation as a local centre of excellence – an even stronger story for parents, learners, prospective new staff members and the local community
– Engaging opportunities for your learners to celebrate their achievements with the local community
– Enhanced opportunities for staff CPD

What’s in it for you?

– Career-enhancing opportunities to demonstrate leadership, organisation skills and a high level of commitment to your school and wider local community
– Growing your personal network of like-minded peers from whom you can gain ideas and support
– Subsidised trips to the Bett show for you and your group
– Fast-tracked opportunities to share your ideas with colleagues from around and beyond the UK at Bett

We are running a number of these launch events up and down the country which are as follows:

Cardiff
Date: Monday 8th October
Venue: Tygwyn Special School
Address: Vincent Road, Ely, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF5 5AQ
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Birmingham

Date: Wednesday 10th October

Venue: Mayfield School

Address: Heathfield Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B19 1HJ

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Southampton
Date: Thursday 11th October
Venue: Blackfield Primary School Federated with Fawley Infant School
Address: Hampton Lane, Blackfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1XA
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Leeds
Date: Tuesday 16th October
Venue: Robin Hood Primary School
Address: Leeds Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 3BG
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Manchester
Date: Wednesday 17th October
Venue: Park Road Primary School
Address: Abbey Road, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 6HT
Time: 6pm – 8pm

London
Date: Thursday 18th October
Venue: Greater London House
Address: Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7EJ
Time: 6pm – 8pm

Launch Party agenda

6.00pm – Drinks on Arrival
6.20pm – Meet the ICT Mark schools – Facilitated networking and ideas-sharing session
6.40pm – Naace introduces the ICT Mark Network – Jan Webb, Professional Officer, Naace
7.00pm – Become an ICT Mark Network Champion! How to build your local group, Joe Willcox, Strategy Director, Bett
7.20pm – Group Discussion & Feedback – how would you build and maintain your group?
7.40pm – Drinks and Networking
8.00pm – Close

Come solo or in a group
Do feel free to bring along a couple of colleagues who have been closely involved in your ICT Mark accreditation process – or anyone really passionate about how technology has helped to improve your school.

RSVP
Please confirm your attendance by email to natalie.keller@ictmarknetwork.co.uk as soon as possible with which event you would like to attend, your name and job title and name of your school and the same details of any colleagues who will be coming along with you. We’ll send you directions and further details.

Any questions?
If you need to know anything about the event or want to know a little more about the ICT Mark Network and the role of ICT Mark Network Champions, please feel free to get in touch: natalie.keller@ictmarknetwork.co.uk

If your school does not have the ICT Mark but wants to join a network in your local area, please also contact natalie.keller@ictmarknetwork.co.uk who will put you in touch with an ICT Mark Network Champion School in your area.

If your school is interested in gaining the ICT Mark, please contact ictmark@naace.co.uk or call 0970 240 0480.

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