Here at the College we believe that, used effectively, ICT is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. ICT can also facilitate management and enhance communication for the benefit of the whole College community. Furthermore, it can play its part in enabling students to articulate their world and develop as responsible global citizens.
St Andrew's College aims to continually develop its potential to integrate the use of ICT for effective and stimulating curriculum delivery which acknowledges different learning styles and individual potential. The school encourages staff and students to develop lifelong learning skills and to explore the capability of ICT to meet current and future challenges in an increasingly inter-connected world.
In order to achieve these aims, the College recognises the need for an ICT plan. This includes effective continuous professional development for staff, research of best practice within and beyond the school and sustainable, cost effective resourcing.
We always endeavour to promote the responsible, discerning and imaginative use of ICT amongst our staff and students.
Within the College we have four dedicated ICT rooms with approximately 100 desktop computers. Each teaching room is equipped with a computer and projector with many having the addition of an interactive white board to facilitate teaching and learning. In addition we have an ICT manager on site who maintains the network and provides essential support to teachers in the classroom. Our website has a webmaster who is responsible for updating it on a daily basis. We are excited to be introducing a new learning platform over the course of this academic year and are working with the company Frogtrade to deliver this solution.
We continue to investigate and keep a breast of advances in information and communication technology and are constantly looking to new and innovative ways of supporting teaching and learning in the classroom.