Cogan Nursery Schools scoops technology award

AWARD WINNERS: Digital leader Peter Thomas and Cogan Nursery School head teacher Pauline Rowland with the 2014 Naace Early Years Impact award

YOUNGSTERS: Pupils from Cogan Nursery School with certificates

First published in News

COGAN Nursery School has scooped yet another national award in recognition of its work with technology.

Staff and pupils at the nursery school are celebrating after being honoured with the 2014 Naace Early Years Impact award.

The award recognises the impact and outcomes that applying technology appropriately can have in an educational setting.

Peter Thomas, digital leader at the school, said: “The word ‘impact’ is important, and to be recognised nationally for how we continue to use technology to aid and enhance the children’s learning and play is wonderful.

"Naace have explained clearly that in every area of educational ICT: doing something is necessary, but not sufficient. It has to have an impact, and in winning this award we have shown the importance of early years education.”

Pauline Rowland, head teacher at Cogan Nursery School, attended the Naace Annual Conference in Nottingham where she learned of the school’s success: "This award means a lot to the school. It is recognition of the dedication of all staff to maximise our highly effective use of ICT and the positive impact it has for our pupils on a daily basis. Our ICT work has been recognised and identified as having a wider impact which is a great honour.”

Naace has no doubt about the impact that technology can have on learning and teaching. It offers access to resources that would otherwise be beyond the reach of any school or college and it allows communication and collaboration beyond the physical and temporal limits of the classroom. The award recognises organisations and individuals who use technology to achieve the greatest possible impact for teachers, pupils and the wider school community.

Digital leader Kay Rawlinson added: “We are extremely pleased that our work has been acknowledged in this way.”

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