THE director of ICT at Chester’s Queen’s School has been awarded chartered IT professional status.
Awarded by the British Computer Society (BCS), the professional qualification means that Paul Foster has reached ‘the highest professional information technology standard’.
He said: “I am delighted that I have achieved the chartered status. I’ve been working towards it for the last three years and have always endeavoured to work in line with the best practice in the industry.
“I felt ready to submit my application for the award in April. The BCS then reviewed my management record from the last seven years, looking for examples of competency in business and technical autonomy, influence and complexity.
“Being awarded the status is not only a great personal achievement, but also recognition of the support I have been given by my employers at The Queen’s School.
“Queen’s is a leading practitioner in the use of IT in primary and secondary education, which provides an enormous benefit to the students and teachers.”
Headmistress Catherine Buckley said: “I am delighted that the British Computer Society has recognised the high professional standards achieved by Paul Foster. His expertise has greatly enhanced our use of IT within the school and has been of huge benefit to the girls.”