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The Priory Academy LSST celebrates receiving the Computer Quality Mark

It’s official - The Priory Academy LSST is delivering high quality computing education and the digital skills young people will need for their future. The Priory Academy LSST has achieved the new national Computing Quality Mark, after evaluating its computing education and demonstrating high quality provision. The Priory Academy LSST completed the National Centre for Computing Education’s ground-breaking new programme, the Computing Quality Framework(CQF), which recognises excellence by awarding the Computing Quality Mark.

Mrs J Hopkinson, headteacher, said; “We are delighted to receive this award.  It truly is a reflection of the hard work of staff in ensuring the curriculum in computing builds a solid foundation, with relevant life-long skills, in which all of our students can excel and have the confidence and courage to challenge themselves.”

Mr Donaldson, computing teacher, at The Priory Academy LSST, said; “This is a fantastic achievement which has been made possible through the hard work of all in the computing department to ensure that all students at the Academy know they are getting a high-quality computing education.”

The Priory Academy LSST completed all seven aspects of the CQF in order to receive The Computing Quality Mark, which recognises achievement in:

●     Leadership and Vision

●     Curriculum and Qualifications

●     Teaching, Learning and Assessment

●     Staff Development

●     Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and SEND

●     Careers Education

●     Impact on Outcomes

Claire Garside, senior lead facilitator at the NCCE, said;

“Congratulations to The Priory Academy LSST, on becoming an National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) ‘Computing Quality Mark’ school! They’re among the schools leading the way to deliver high standards in computing education. The Computing Quality Mark recognises the quality of their provision to ensure all students receive the computing skills and knowledge so valuable for today and in their future careers.”

NCCE is funded by the Department for Education and supporting partners, to improve the provision of computing education in England. Since the NCCE’s establishment in 2018, it has engaged with 34,000 teachers from more than 19,000 schools in England, created the Teach Computing Curriculum which has seen half a million downloads of lessons.  It has now added the CQF to its provision.