The integration of technology into all areas of school life enables pupils to view technology as a powerful educational and creative tool, and to learn to use it well. By interacting positively with technology, our pupils develop vital skills to take from school, to the world and workplace beyond.
In order to achieve this, our Virtual Learning Environment, known as the Hub, is completely integrated into teaching and learning. From a rich set of resources for all subjects to interactive tasks, the Hub is the go-to place for students on their journey through school, facilitating independence and enriching learning for all students.
We also operate a BYOD (bring your own device) scheme that allows teachers to employ technology in classroom teaching and learning, when it is the best tool for the job. You can find out much more about that, here.
"The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow." Bill Gates
The School also provides a range of technology to enrich the classroom experience. Clevertouch boards in almost all teaching classrooms enable interactive engagement with content at the front of the room, whilst bookable class sets of iPads mean students can devise their own creative ways to respond to course content. ICT suites, audio and visual recording equipment and VR devices are just some of the other investments made in technology both for the curriculum and co-curriculum.
Integration of technology into lessons, PSCHE and the Alleyn’s Learners’ Programme means that pupils are equipped with the technical as well as emotional tools with which to navigate an increasingly digital teenage world. The skills acquired equip them for an ever more digital workplace, creating well-rounded, employable young people.
Complementing this integration of technology is a strong programme of training for our teachers which ensures that technology is used in a critical and pedagogically sound manner, and that it enhances the experience of pupils across the school.
"We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist, using technologies that haven't been invented, in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet."
- Richard Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education
"What turns me on about the digital age, what excites me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing. You see, it used to be that if you wanted to make a record of a song, you needed a studio and a producer. Now, you need a laptop."