Schools should compose an ICT vision statement before starting their new digital IT strategy. This can be with Classroom365, another specialist, or by creating your own.
There are plenty of examples online; we link to some examples below, and whether you are a MAT or a small primary school, think about the following:
- How do you want staff and students to use ICT in your school? How to improve competency in everything ICT-related.
- Improving well-being and online safety procedures.
- Your ICT vision should include how computing in all areas can be improved for everyone’s benefit.
- Can processes be streamlined and simplified?
Every school should write their own “Vision for ICT“. But if you need help and want to learn what makes a good IT strategy for a school, academy, or MAT, please get in touch. Good luck!
What is a Vision for ICT?
A vision for ICT expresses a school’s goals for using technology in the curriculum. It is for students, staff and parents to learn about the school’s ethos regarding ICT and how technology is used in its learning environment.
Ropery Walk in Durham has an ICT vision statement for a primary school. It is simple and states the school’s aims on how they use ICT in the classroom and the wider community.
Mapledown School is a special needs secondary school with a great ICT vision and mission statement example. It is well-written and inspiring, covering pupils, staff and the community.
The above ICT vision statement examples are easily found online when you search for ideas.
Making your school’s ICT vision and mission prominent and easy to find will raise awareness about your school. Hence, it will then attract new pupils.
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Essentials of an ICT Vision & Mission Statement
There are no rules and requirements in an ICT vision statement. It should reflect the school’s ideology towards technology and be personal to it.
Here are some things that you may want to include:
- Raising awareness of the benefits of technology.
- Enhancing parental links with the school.
- Streamlining administrative processes and communication between admin and curricular staff.
- Showing strategy and leadership.
- Communicating and collaborating with the school community.
- E-safety and safeguarding onsite and with remote learning.
Classroom365 hopes you have found this page helpful. Please return to our home page for further information on our IT-related services and support for UK schools.
Mark Friend, BSc (Hons), is a Company Director at Classroom365 and has worked in technology for nearly 30 years. His IT career started with Rothschild Bank in Sydney, Australia, before working as a Global VPN Project Manager for the British Council. Mark has 20 years of experience in the UK education sector, helping schools integrate the latest tech into their curriculum and ICT vision.