E-Plan


Name of School: Scoil  Naomh Padraig
Date of completion:  
Timeframe for e-Learning Plan: 2017-2021

 

 

Contents

 

Section 1

 

Scoil Naomh Padraig is a rural school, which has recently been included  in the DEIS. We fully engage with ICT and continue to avail of new technologies as they become available.

 

Section 2

 

Overview

Our priorities are centred on the continued integration of ICT in the curriculum, to upgrade ICT equipment where necessary and to provide opportunities for all the staff to develop ICT skills

Action plans

See section 2 for action plans

 

Section 3

 

Conclusion

–          E-Learning budget

–          ICT policy checklist

–          Sign off and date

 

Overall vision and mission statement of school (from whole school plan)
The BOM and staff of Scoil Naomh Padraig believe the school to be an integral part of the Catholic Community. We are firmly committed to the ideals and aims of Catholic Education as stated in the Schedule for Catholic Schools and in the school’s ethos statement. We endeavour to provide effective education to all our pupils, to develop positive pastoral care systems and to establish and maintain close links with home, parish and the wider community.

 

 

e-Learning vision statement
To avail of e-learning facilities and technologies where appropriate and beneficial, to assist our pupils to reach academic potential. To enable pupils to gain familiarity with digital technologies and software. To facilitate staff in utilising new technologies as they become available.

 

 

 

Overview of existing school resources
  Completed e-Learning audit             Completed e-Learning Roadmap

 

 

 

 

Overview of planning process
Who is involved (e-Learning team)?

All members of teaching staff.

Timeframe within which e-Learning Plan was drawn up

2016-2020

 

PRIORITIES TARGETS TASKS TIMEFRAME
Leadership and Planning

Providing information to parents

 

Target 1:

To maintain the new information systems in the school

Task 1:  To ensure Text-a-Parent(web-text) is working successfully On-going
ICT in the curriculum

 

 

Target 1:

Student Experience.

Teachers to continue to incorporate e-learning resources into lessons on a regular basis.

Task 1:  Middle and senior classes to undertake a PowerPoint  project that engages the students in the use of ICT. On-going
Task 2:  Suitable educational websites to be identified and notified to parents via school website, to be used at home. On-going
Target 2:

Student experience.

Students to be given specific tasks that require use of ICT for their completion.

Task 1:  Children in middle classes to produce work, e.g. stories and poems using Microsoft Word and clipart. On-going
Task 2:  Children in senior classes to take photos with a digital camera for inclusion in the end of year school magazine. On-going
Professional Development

Teacher confidence.

Increased confidence amongst teachers in integration of ICT

 

Target 1:

Sharing ideas on the use of interactive whiteboard and educational websites.

Task 1:  Teachers to make use of ICT folder in order to share useful websites and interactive whiteboard resources. This folder will be based in the staff-room

 

On-going

 

Target 2:

Teachers will identify the whole staff development needs in relation to ICT integration.

Task 1:  A member of staff will complete CPD training in ICT annually On-going
Task 2:  The above member of staff will share information from above training with all other members of staff. On-going
 e-Learning Culture

To develop school website and show evidence of ICT use through school displays.

 

Target 1:

The school website will contain content developed by students

Task 1:  Upload significant events and pieces of pupils’ work regularly.

 

On-going

 

Target 2:

Evidence of e-learning within the school.

Task 1:  Class teachers to display evidence of work using ICT

 

On-going

 

ICT Infrastructure

To continue to develop our school as a school for ICT integration

Target 1:

To continue to utilise our ICT budget to maintain our existing infrastructure.

Task 1:  To maintain all computers and replace where necessary.

 

On-going
Task 2:  To maintain all data projectors

 

 

On-going
Task 3:  To purchase central server

 

On-going

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Planning

PRIORITIES: Providing information to parents

 

 

Target (What do we want to achieve?): School Administration-to continue to implement the new information systems in the school

 

 

Task

(What needs to be done?)

Timeframe

(When is it to be done by?)

Remits

(Who is to do it?)

Resources

(What resources are needed?)

Success Criteria

(What are the desired outcomes?)

To maintain Text-a- Parent(web-text) and ensure it continues to work successfully.

 

Facebook-   To update regularly.

On-going

 

 

 

On-going

Principal and school secretary

 

 

 

 

Principal, secretary or nominated staff member.

Fully updated database of parents’ mobile phone contacts collated and checked by secretary.

 

Pc or I-pad

Fully operational and utilised to send specific messages to parents.

 

 

That parents and the public in general can see the achievements of the school and get messages out quickly to public about ongoing events.

Agreed Monitoring Procedures 1: Principal and ICT co-ordinator to be included in all texts to parents to ensure that text has been correctly dispatched.

2. Regular checks with pupils to ensure their parents are receiving texts.

3.Monitor Facebook activity and check comments

 

Agreed Evaluation Procedures: Checking periodically and informally with parents(at random) to ensure they are receiving texts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT in the curriculum

PRIORITIES: Pupils experience e-Learning activities regularly.

 

 

Target (What do we want to achieve?):

Target 1: Student experience-teachers will continue to incorporate e-Learning resources into lessons on a regular basis.

Target 2:Student experience- students to be given specific tasks that require the use of ICT for their completion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task

(What needs to be done?)

Timeframe

(When is it to be done by?)

Remits

(Who is to do it?)

Resources

(What resources are needed?)

Success Criteria

(What are the desired outcomes?)

Target1

Task 1-Middle and senior classes to undertake a PowerPoint project that engages students in the use of ICT.

On-going Class teachers PowerPoint Pupils will be able to use PowerPoint.
Target 1

Task 2-suitable educational websites to be identified and notified to parents via school website for use at home

On-going All staff List of educational websites All students/parents availing of educational websites.
Target 2

Task 1- Children in middle classes to produce work using Microsoft Word, Clipart, Microsoft Paint and to create folders to store and file work.

On- going All staff Internet access, Scoilnet website, Britannica, Microsoft Word Samples of completed work/stories displayed in school display area and school website.
Task 2- children in senior classes will learn to use digital video camera.

 

Task 3 – children in senior classes will further exploit features of Microsoft Word ie choosing fonts, colours, tables, copy/paste etc

On-going Pupils in senior classes assisted by the class teacher. Camera and laptops. Ipads. Displayed and published in school magazine and around the school.

Copies sent to all homes annually and displayed in ICT area.

Agreed Monitoring Procedures:

Target 1

Task 1&2 Teacher observation

Task 2- monitored and edited by class teacher before publication.

 

Agreed Evaluation Procedures:

Target 1- peer assessment (task 1)

–          Checking periodically and informally with parents to ensure they are availing of the educational websites(task 2)

–          Target 2

–          Task 1 Area for display of completed work. Hard copy saved in class folder and book of own stories created for each child at the end of the school year.

–          Task 2- magazine published and distributed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional development

PRIORITIES: Teacher confidence-increased confidence among teachers in the integration of ICT

 

 

Target (What do we want to achieve?):

Target 1- sharing ideas on the use of the interactive whiteboard, data projector and educational websites.

Target 2-Staff will identify the whole staff professional development needs in relation to ICT integration.

 

 

 

Task

(What needs to be done?)

Timeframe

(When is it to be done by?)

Remits

(Who is to do it?)

Resources

(What resources are needed?)

Success Criteria

(What are the desired outcomes?)

Target 1

Task 1

Teachers to make use of ICT folder in order to share useful websites and interactive whiteboard resources. T he folder will be based in the staff room.

On-going All staff Computers, photocopier and folder Sharing websites with other staff members
Target 2

Task 1

A member of staff will complete CPD training in ICT each year.

On-going All staff members CPD courses On-going professional development
Target 2

Task 2

The above member will share information from above training with all other members of staff, using Croke Park hours.

On-going All staff members CPD course notes/resources On-going professional development
Agreed Monitoring Procedures:

Target 1

Task 1-informal, termly checks of folder

 

Agreed Evaluation Procedures:

Target 2

Task 1 and 2 – informal discussion with other staff members

 

e-Learning culture

PRIORITIES: To further develop school website and show evidence of ICT use through school displays.

 

 

Target (What do we want to achieve?): Target 1 – the school website contains content developed by pupils

Target 2 – class teachers to display evidence of work using ICT

 

 

Task

(What needs to be done?)

Timeframe

(When is it to be done by?)

Remits

(Who is to do it?)

Resources

(What resources are needed?)

Success Criteria

(What are the desired outcomes?)

Target 1

 

Task 1 – upload significant pieces of work/significant events regularly

 

Task 2 – class teachers to display evidence of work using ICT

On-going

 

 

 

 

 

On-going

School secretary

 

 

 

 

 

All staff

 

 

 

 

Scoilnet website

 

 

 

 

 

Samples of class work using ICT

Laptops

Digital camera

ICT display area

Encourage parents to access school website

 

 

 

 

Pupils/parents and visitors to the school can view the displays of ICT work.

Agreed Monitoring Procedures:

Target 1

Task 1- teachers to ensure significant events are uploaded onto school website.

 

Target 2

Task 1 – class teachers to ensure display is up and running.

 

Agreed Evaluation Procedures:

Target 1

Task 1 – Progress evaluated by staff on a regular basis.

 

Target 2

Task 1 – progress evaluated by staff on a regular basis

 

 

 

 

ICT infrastructure

PRIORITIES: to continue to develop our school as a school for ICT integration

 

 

Target (What do we want to achieve?):

  1. To continue to utilise our ICT budget to maintain our existing infrastructure
  2. To incorporate new technology as it becomes available within the school’s ICT budget.

 

 

Task

(What needs to be done?)

Timeframe

(When is it to be done by?)

Remits

(Who is to do it?)

Resources

(What resources are needed?)

Success Criteria

(What are the desired outcomes?)

Target 1

Task 1- to maintain all computers/ipads and replace where necessary

 

Task 2 – maintenance of data projectors.

 

Task 3 – to purchase a central server or external hard drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target 2

Task 1 – to replace data projectors with Interactive screens.

On-going

 

 

 

 

On-going

 

 

Spring 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 or as budget permits.

ICT co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

ICT technician

 

ICT co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT budget, quotations from reputable companies.

Broadband access and full network facilities.

 

Data projectors

 

 

ICT budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT budget, quotations  from reputable companies

Suitable computers in place and fully networked.

 

 

 

Good working order

 

 

Good working order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screens in place

Agreed Monitoring Procedures

ICT co-ordinator to ensure that facilities are upgraded and ready to us

Agreed Evaluation Procedures:

Projectors, laptops, ipads are fully operational

 

 

 

e-Learning Budget
List the digital technologies to be procured with costings – to assist you the NCTE has provided a list of ICT equipment suitable for schools and with associated indicative pricing. This is available from www.ncte.ie/elearningplan

On-going maintenance €500

Interactive Digital Screens  €3000-€4000 each.

 

 

ICT Policy Checklist
Internet Safety
Acceptable Use Policy
Health and Safety
Other ICT related policies and procedures including:  homework policy              behaviour policy              anti-bullying policy

 

 

 

This e-Learning Plan has been written for Scoil Naomh Padraig and has been presented to and approved by the Board of Management.

 

 

Signed: Date:
Chairperson of Board of Management
Signed: Date:
Principal