Where are all the ICT Mark schools?
I've been preparing reports today and comparing Kent's ICT Mark schools with neighbouring Local Authorities. Interesting observation, the number of schools with the ICT Mark is not increasing (In Kent, currently 5 secondary schools if you exclude one Academy and 14 primary schools) ... but other LA's are much worse!
- Essex - 2 Secondary, 3 Primary
- Suffolk - No secondary schools, 2 Primary
- Norfolk - No secondary schools, 5 Primary
This is meant to be the flagship delivery mechanism for improvement of ICT in schools. Why are schools not going for the ICT Mark? Is it too hard to achieve e-confidence? ... more urgent priorities take precedence?
Source: Next Generation Learning website.
Does this mean that schools are not bothering with the ICT Self Review Framework?