School wins new software worth £4k

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South Elmsall Carlton J&I School has won an e-learning package worth nearly £4,000.

The school won the computer software – which allows children to access their homework and take self marking tests – in a prize draw run by e-learning company Webanywhere.

Andrea Surtees, the school’s ICT coordinator, said: “What sells our school to parents is our Ofsted results. But Ofsted are now very pro­technology, and they’ll look for things like learning platforms.

“Children are fantastic with technology. Not all children have dexterity with a pencil but they can move around a screen really well.”

Maxine Smart, acting headteacher, said: “We embrace all forms of technology­based learning and are extremely thrilled to have won this new software from Webanywhere.”

Established in 2003, Webanywhere is one of the UK’s leading online learning companies with products in more than 3,000 schools worldwide.

The new system at Carlton J&I will allow pupils to access homework, take tests and also play educational games.

Sean Gilligan, owner of Webanywhere, said: “It is our privilege to help enhance and improve the learning experience of pupils in the school.”

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