Welwyn Garden City school for children with learning difficulties awarded ICT Mark

Headteacher Judith Chamberlain

Headteacher Judith Chamberlain - Credit: Archant

Lakeside School in Welwyn Garden City, which caters for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, has been awarded the ICT Mark for the fourth time.

The award recognises the Lemsford Lane school’s success in developing the use of technology in both administration and across the curriculum.

Head teacher Judith Chamberlain said: “I am delighted to be re-accredited with the ICT Mark. It recognises our positive approach to the use of technology and the benefits it brings to our pupils.

“We believe that technology can be used in every aspect of learning.”

The award was granted following an external assessment from the educational technology association Naace.

The report said: “Lakeside has to be one of the most highly-rated users of technology among all of the special schools that I have had the privilege of visiting over the past five years.

“The dedication and expertise of all staff, allied to the caring ethos that permeates every corner of the school, is highly commendable.”