Laurus Trust school Gorsey Bank Primary has been awarded a prestigious technology accolade.

The Wilmslow primary can now proudly display the Naace ICT mark to recognise its use of technology in the classroom.

Naace (the National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education) is an association of educators, technologists and policy makers which aims to promote the appropriate use of ICT, not just as a specialist subject but across all curriculum areas and to assist with whole school improvement.

Of Gorsey Bank the assessor’s report stated: “There is a tangible sense of shared excitement in the school about the role technology is playing.”

Gorsey Bank has been working towards the award for some time. Headteacher Joe Maguire said: “This represents a huge achievement in recognising both our efforts to use technology effectively in the wider running of the school and, more importantly, to equip our pupils with the skills to use technology creatively, purposefully and responsibly as part of our daily curriculum and in the world beyond our walls.”

The assessor also commented: “Technology is extending and transforming learning in ways that would otherwise be impossible and this is contributing to a vibrant learning atmosphere in the school.”

Gorsey Bank’s eCadets programme – in which a pupil group delivers vital eSafety messages to peers – was praised, as were the school’s use of Twitter, the comprehensive IT support from Laurus Trust HQ and Gorsey Bank’s commitment to the professional development of school employees.