Information and communications technology (ICT) typically refers to all forms of computing, the internet, telecommunications, digital media and mobile phones. The technology is widely used in schools of all sizes and types.

This topic covers systems, software, hardware and security, including the use of an ICT development plan to map out the upgrades necessary to implement the school’s strategy and achieve its aims.

Computing in the curriculum and the health and safety aspects of ICT use are covered in separate topics.

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