As well as being a taught subject, ICT is integrated into all curriculum areas and is viewed as essential to the future success of all our students.
Finances permitting, we invest in ICT to ensure our equipment and software is kept up to date, and help support teaching and learning in the classroom.
There are many classrooms containing ICT facilities. These are upgraded on a rolling programme and are all connected to the same network providing specialist software to all areas of the school. As well as this specialist software, Microsoft Office is used and taught so every student is familiar with the usage of industry-standard software. There are over 600 devices on the school network, all running Windows 10 and are served using Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
Due to a successful donation, iPads are available in school within the DT and ICT department. These are used by staff and students to aid learning in the classroom. PE also have iPads available to record sporting events and to develop the student’s technique.
We currently utilise on-line resources in a number of areas in school, including the use of Educake, PiXl Apps, Seneca learning, and MyMaths - further details of these can be found in the Student Resources section of the website.
We have an excellent ICT department in school, that as well as providing day to day computing facilities, gives students the opportunity to use Raspberry Pi, build robots using lego, use Microbits, and take part in its successful eSports Club. Through the schools link with Digital Schoolhouse the school has gained top spec Gaming PC's, PlayStations and Nintendo Switches.
The Frog VLE has been purchased by the school, and this is being used for teaching and learning, and homework for all Key Stages of school.
Parent and students have the ability to access the SIMS Parent App and the Frog VLE App to keep upto date with data and information on their son or daughter.
In the Classroom
All classrooms are fitted with a digital projector and an Interactive Smartboard to help aid teaching and learning for all the students