Primary School

Living And Learning As One

Digital Leaders

What is a Digital Leader?


A Digital Leader is a pupil who is part of a Digital Leaders Team within a school, whose role it is to support the use and to further the development of ICT in school.


The team is assembled upon application and interview, and meet regularly.


Pupils are then given training and support to develop specific areas of ICT expertise. These areas of expertise can be self determined, or may be a particular request for a specific item of hardware or software.

Once a pupil gains an area of expertise, staff may then request the use of the Digital Leader for a variety of different functions.


Typically, functions that may be performed by a Digital Leader could be:


  • To update areas of the school website, VLE or school blog site.
  • Blog on behalf of the School, a class or a club.
  • Comment on other people’s blog posts.
  • Test and review new ICT resources, which could be websites, software or hardware.
  • Share their skills and expertise with other pupils, classes and teachers.
  • Set up ICT equipment in classrooms for teachers.
  • Lead ICT lunchtime or After School ICT Clubs.
  • Support teachers in using ICT in the classroom.
  • Blog as the School Journalist or Photographer.
  • Provide first line Technical Support in school.
  • Staff Trainers.
  • Create how-to video help guides.