Is your school working on programmes which extend access to learning through ICT at home? You might be interested in nominating yourself for the Home Access Awards, being run by the e-learning foundation. The criteria for the awards doesn’t necessarily assume that you are running a widespread programme to provide ICT for students at home, but does focus on identifying good practice. For example, in the Most Successful Parental Partnership category, it looks for effective parental communications and use of your VLE/Learning Platform to improve partnership with parents.
The categories are:
- Most successful parental partnership
- Most innovative project
- Most innovative Local Authority
- Most outstanding personal contribution
- Most supportive supplier (nominated by schools, not suppliers!)
- Home Access School of the Year
You can either nominate yourself, your school, or somebody else you know that is making a difference to student’s access to ICT and learning at home. The deadline is 9th October, with the awards themselves in November.