A regional training centre for “Apple” and a centre for excellence, Talbot Heath is at the forefront of e-learning.
Our pupils develop great digital proficiency, utilising the latest technologies to enhance their learning. Opportunities abound for them to flourish in this field in preparation for the futures that await them.
At Talbot Heath ICT is used across all subject areas throughout the students’ junior school life, and is taught in classes for one lesson per week from years 3 to 6, helping to prepare students for the increasing uses of ICT in education, work and leisure. All students from year 4 have personal ipads to use for classwork and homework with remote access to the school’s intranet, whilst year 3 have classroom access which is supervised by their teacher.
They are supported by a dedicated e-Learning Manager who is available to help with all aspects of ipad use and to deal with issues which arise. Students have an opportunity to become a Digital Genius who are appointed each year. They help and assist other students and members of staff to get the best use from their ipads. The junior school is also well equipped with desktop computers both in two dedicated computer rooms and there is a desktop and printer in all classrooms and in the library.
All of the classrooms in Years 1 and above have interactive whiteboard technology and Apple TV installed which enables staff and students to display their work to the class under teacher guidance. Apps also allow staff and students to share work and ideas. These resources add another dimension to the student’s learning and we are proud of the fact that technology forms such an integral part of the Talbot Heath education.
Students learn to confidently use many educational apps available as in subject contexts and are able to produce work including animation, video and sound. Coding skills are learned and developed using Hopscotch, Hour of Code and Scratch applications. Touch typing programs are used to build up keyboard skills to improve accuracy and speed. By the end of Junior School the pupils will have developed skills in word processing, typing, desktop publishing and multimedia presentations.