Our young people, staff and wider community supported our commitment and drive in achieving this prestigious award. Our journey in providing a high quality digital foundation for learning and teaching began pre-Covid, there was an energy from our school community to enhance the digital tools that were available to support curriculum development and to provide learners with stimulating learning experiences. Building on this we constructed a digital strategy that was led by ‘pupil voice’ to ensure well-being was a focal point in delivering a high quality service. Young people have a sound knowledge and understanding of the support mechanisms that are in place across the school and beyond that are available to support their digital wellbeing. In striving to develop a positive ethos for digital learning this has supported the school during the education recovery period since lockdown. Our colleagues at local authority level also continue to support us by providing professional learning opportunities and sharing key information via the Digi Hub Digest that is packed full of advice / support.
At the heart of our success is leadership. This has shaped the vision for taking forward digital technologies to enhance learning and teaching. This collaborative approach to leadership based on positive relationships has led young people to work alongside practitioners and other key stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.
Woodfarm High School are delighted to be awarded recognition for our approach to digital wellbeing and are keen to engage with other schools to support them in their own journey towards digital excellence. We also thank Digital Schools Scotland for their support in providing us with an opportunity to share our practice.
Mr Paul Lindsay
Depute Head Teacher (Acting)
Woodfarm high School