Vision: We are a small school but the world is here! Our vision is for all learners to use technology to access deep thinking consistently across their subjects, develop confidence in our Golden Skills and to apply their learning and skills in unfamiliar and ‘real world’ contexts with confidence and success.
Our teachers and pupils are 1:1 with Apple iPad devices as part of the Inspire Learning programme by Scottish Borders Council. Find out more here: General | Inspire Learning FAQs | Scottish Borders Council (scotborders.gov.uk)
In our first year we focused on becoming familiar with the iPad devices and using them across the school in meaningful ways.
Apple technology means that our feedback and metacognition focus this year has resulted in consistently rich experiences involving immediate, relevant and detailed feedback using audio, video and interactive activities and quizzes.
We have started an ambitious plan focused on metacognition and improving learners’ preparation for future study and employment – a digital Achievement Journey.
Many subjects are now paper free and use the technology to make lessons collaborative, relevant, media rich and interactive. We have expanded digital curricular opportunities including Coding, Digital Enterprise and Cyber Security and whole school assemblies, pupil assemblies, transition projects as well as our very rich homelearning offer are accessible digitally.