Enhancing Teaching and Learning.
Microsoft 365 and MS Teams are used across all year groups, providing pupils with access to learning resources and assignments from both home and school. In this digital environment, teachers are able to respond to pupil's questions quickly and provide detailed feedback on assignments online. Subject specific software such as Sybelius and Adobe Photoshop are used by each teaching department to enable activities not possible in a non-digital classroom. The strategy’s aim is not to replace good classroom practice but rather to augment, complement and extend learning, creating digital-confident pupils with skills for the future.
Preparing pupils for further education and work
Technology is constantly evolving and continues to change or make many traditional jobs redundant. Employers are increasingly looking for candidates who have developed so-called ‘soft’ skills in communication, collaboration and problem-solving. The ability to work on a document at the same time provides a simple way for pupils to work collaboratively on group assignments, pupils learn from each other and engagement is increased. Understanding how to submit work online and communicate professionally online with teachers helps to prepare pupils for university and beyond.
Providing pupils with better access to resources
Pupils have 24/7 access on their phone and computer to GCSE and A Level class and homework resources. They have seamless access to online documents started at school and completed at home. Looking forward, our digital strategy is to move to online textbooks, which are then never left at home or school but available all the time.
Providing parents with the information they need to support their children
To help Radnor House parents support their children, they are able to see what homework has been set and see the online resources for each subject. They can access their child’s merits or late homeworks online along with the school calendar, sports team sheets and other key information.