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When Simon Burrell arrived at Lydiard Millicent Primary in Wiltshire two and a half years ago, the school had only one PC plus an assortment of Acorn and BBC machines. Today there is a PC for every 7 of the 150 pupils, and the technology is used to outstanding effect, with Lydiard Millicent held up as an exemplar for Wiltshire schools.

Burrell, who was won over to computers himself when he realised how much time they could save, worked with staff in the evenings to put weekly plans on the PC, helping them gain confidence in the technology. That was just the start. Every pupil's progress is now tracked and Burrell worked with Wiltshire colleagues to design a CD-Rom scheme of work for ICT.

Dorothy Walker

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