ICT - WELCOME & EXPECTATIONS

The ICT Department comprises of two teaching staff that between them teach the subject in discreet lessons one hour a week at year 8 and then as an option subject in Key stage 4 from year 9.

ICT is now an everyday part of any students developing world. Society today uses masses of information in many forms including text, graphics, animated visual images and sounds. The increasing use of technology to put this information across to different audiences has changed the face of communication. Information Communication Technology (ICT) is used throughout the curriculum by all subjects and in many different contexts.

We recognise that the world of computing and communication rapidly changes and to aid this, the internet is filtered to remove unnecessary content including access to the most popular social networks or gaming sites. Our expectations are that students will leave these parts of their communication knowledge to after school hours, and concentrate on lesson content at all times.

As a department we have access to a network of state of the art iMac computers with three rooms dedicated to their use. Software including the latest Adobe suite, Microsoft Office for mac is standard on all machines along with other useful mac applications. Students also have the use of several trolleys of iPads each containing subject specific apps and access to the internet. Each student has access to their own password secured network area and use of a school specific Google account to access subject specific material using Google classroom. And the use of google drive to store work to use outside of the classroom.

Staff and rooms are often available to students after school should they wish to complete work for ICT or any other subject necessary.

ICT crosses the learning divide and often those students who do not always flourish academically shine in this subject achieving high grades and even going on to college to continue into a wide array of computing subjects.



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National association of
Able Children in England

Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).

Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships” and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school’s work with its high achieving pupils.

However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a ‘growth mindset’ at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.