St. Pius X College renews prestigious ICT Mark Award

Students at St. Pius X College in Magherafelt are at the forefront of using information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance their work, and that’s official!


Following an extensive external assessment St. Pius X College has renewed the prestigious Naace ICT Mark, which was first awarded the ICT Mark in 2008. Naace is the professional association for those concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT).  Naace has been given a concession to run the ICT Mark, supported by the Department for Education

College principal, Ms J Bartley, commented, “This award reaffirms that ICT continues to be at the heart of learning and teaching throughout the college community.  Investment in technological innovation coupled with continued whole staff development have secured ICT as a pedagogical tool which truly enhances learning.”


The award recognises the success of St. Pius X College in developing the strategic use of ICT in many areas such as learning and teaching, in addition to assessment. It confirms that students attending the college are at the forefront of modern technology.

To renew the ICT Mark the college was required to complete an in-depth online evaluation and audit of the school's ICT provision. Having received the evaluation the director from the ICT Mark re-accreditors have confirmed that that of 200 recently read evaluations this was one of the most thorough they had read.


Bernadette Brooks, Naace General Manager, said " St. Pius X College thoroughly deserve the accolade of an ICT Mark accreditation. They clearly demonstrate how important it is to take a whole school approach to using ICT in schools.  We look forward to working with St. Pius X College to demonstrate how ICT can have a substantial impact on learner outcomes in the future.


The school was awarded the ICT Mark for a second time and this is due to the continuous enthusiasm, commitment and drive of the staff and children".

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Ms J Bartley (College Principal), Mrs E McStocker (ICT co-ordinator), Mr G Duffy (e-learning co-ordinator), Mrs E Toner (Vice-Principal), pictured with Adam and Kirsty (Year 14 ICT students)




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