Adobe and Photoshop
North Lanarkshire Council has introduced Photoshop software across the authority and organised training so that teachers can show pupils how to use it. Recognising its value for work in the applied arts, the council purchased an authority-wide licence. They then studied the Scottish Qualifications Authority descriptors and consulted quality improvement officers and teachers before embedding it as a tool in training and teaching materials for all secondary teachers, particularly art, computing and technical. Twilight courses are now available for staff to familiarise themselves with the Adobe software.