One of our priorities is to develop the use of ICT, alongside other strategies, to extend and improve learning.
We have made a significant commitment over the last few years to ensure that schools and services are well-resourced with a robust ICT infrastructure which supports learning through technology.
Our 2020 Vision for Learning Through Technology can be downloaded below along with details of the GILE2 project which has provided the hardware and infrastructure to help us transform teaching and learning and ensure our children and young people develop 21st Century skills.
Harnessing the power of technology to enhance learning and teaching will ensure that:
- Students are able to take greater control of their own learning by using technology to personalise their learning experiences, explore their own directions, and use tools that match their learning styles.
- Schools can connect with parents in their homes and workplaces, and reach out to the global community in ways never before imagined.
- Students have the access and opportunity to use technology as an integral part of their learning environment and to have engaging and empowering learning experiences both in and outside of school.
- Teachers understand the profound impact that contemporary technologies have on how students learn, and are able to teach in face-to-face, online, and other non-traditional environments.
- Students are engaged through the use of technologies that form both a part of their experiences and the world around them.
Schools are committed to ensuring that all pupils stay safe when online. All schools have signed up to an E-Safety Policy and the e-safety message is embedded in the ICT curriculum.
Schools work with other agencies including the Police and internet/mobile phone providers to help spread advice and guidance to children and their parents about keeping safe and using the internet in a responsible way.
A copy of our E-Safety Policy can be found in the downloads section of this page.