At The English College we have a vision whereby we endeavor to create, share and apply knowledge of all things Technology including the promotion of digital safety to our community. A community which works together to defeat bullying and all forms of discrimination. Delivering outstanding teaching and learning to all whilst educating students to be successful, ethical and effective problem-solvers and life-long learners who are prepared to tackle complex 21st Century challenges facing the world.
We have successfully implemented a Bring Your Own Device initiative for all learners aged 7 and above. This expectation has transformed the way teachers of all subjects are able to deliver lessons through the incorporation of technology.
We offer a broad and balanced Computing curriculum to students all the way from primary up to A Level which prepares pupils to ‘use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world’. The blend of ICT and Computer Science topics within lessons allows students to develop technological skills and an understanding of the importance Technology holds in everyday life.
STEM/STEAM projects are at the forefront of cross-curricular planning, allowing students to develop knowledge across multiple principles at the same time. Other skills attained through the projects include problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more. Regardless of the future career path considered by our children, these skill sets go a long way to preparing them to be innovative.
As a school we have invested in technology to allow students the opportunity to interact with the latest hardware on the market.
Robotics– Students working collaboratively to design, create and evaluate robots which meet a brief. This club has been popular at primary and secondary level and has really caught the imagination of its attendees with some excellent end products being produced.
Raspberry Pi– Small in size the Raspberry Pi is a very powerful tool which we have integrated into our teaching. The devices help to instill computational thinking and skills such as decomposition, pattern recognition, logical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving.
3D printing– Students have been forward thinking with regard to how the 3D printer can support school initiatives. In the past they have been used to develop tools to support teaching of Computing and also props within school productions.