Caol Primary School’s delight at winning national digital award
CAOL Primary has become only the third school in the Highlands to earn a national award for its excellence in digital technology in teaching and learning.
Recognised by Education Scotland, the Digital Schools Award is designed to promote, encourage and reward schools that make the best use of digital technology in the classroom.
Caol Primary School head teacher Steven Hamilton said: ‘ We are all incredibly proud to become Highland’s third digital school. The new campus lends itself well to using new technology and everyone has worked incredibly hard with a variety of IT resources since moving.
‘The pupils love interacting with the robots, working with code and collaborating on documents with Chrome Books. I cannot praise the staff enough for the way they have taken on this aspect of the curriculum, which is daunting for some, and learned alongside pupils.’
Caol Primary School demonstrated the pre- sence of a whole school digital strategy, evidence of how digital technology is being used to enhance learning and a commitment to ongoing professional learning for teachers.
One in seven primary schools in Scotland, 305 schools, have signed up to become a Digital School since the launch of the programme in September 2016.
The programme aims to sign up 400 primary schools in Scotland to participate in its first full year.
Caol school is only third in Highlands to earn national digital award.