Newmains Primary is delighted to announce that, after a successful validation visit, we have received the Digital Schools Award.

During our visit our staff and pupils demonstrated how the use of digital technology is used to enhance the curriculum, deliver high quality learning and teaching and to provide equity in accessing learning at Newmains PS.

Our pupil digital leads have been vital in supporting our digital journey, not only helping with device management, but also in supporting staff and pupils during ICT lessons. They were awarded with certificates, recognising the important work they do. Some of our pupils were able to talk about how the use of assistive digital technology, such as speech to text, supports them in accessing the curriculum. Our pupils also shared what they have learned in ICT lessons and how these skills can used in the future.

Our teaching staff were enthusiastic in sharing how digital approaches have increased engagement and had a positive impact on learning, teaching and assessment. Our teachers have engaged in a variety of CPD opportunities and have upskilled themselves significantly in the use of digital technologies, particularly since the need for remote learning.

We are delighted to be recognised as a digital school and we are committed to continually providing digital approaches to meet the needs of our learners and to provide the high quality learning and teaching opportunities our children deserve.

Mrs M Brown (Principal Teacher)
Newmains Primary, Wishaw

Newmains Primary Digital schools award press release