Cubitt Town Primary School
How can schools involve their wider school community in the adoption of new approaches to teaching & learning?
Cubitt Town's Headteacher, Robyn Bruce, explains how they have seen improvements made with home school links in terms of communication, setting homework and extending opportnities for pre-teaching and involvement in extra curricular activities.
How can the required change be managed?
Change must begin with buy-in from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT must be clear in their vision. At Cubitt Town, the SLT wanted both children and staff to become comfortable using computers as a way to plan, enhance and resource learning.
Device ratios – what difference does it make to T&L?
Cubitt Town's School Development Plan (SDP) included the embedding of computer skills across the curriculum. Originally they started with 2:1 ratio of devices, which was effective. However they believed increasing the capacity became necessary during the pandemic and secured funding to reach a 1:1 ratios at least across KS2.
How do you measure impact of the role of technology on improving standards?
Quality First Teaching is at the heart of improving standard. Technology has helped drive up standards across the curriculum. Rhodri and Robyn describe how this impact is demonstrated in Science, Maths and English.
How can technology accelerate the development of inclusive practices?
Rhodri and Robyn describe how the Chromebooks and iPads have been used to support children with SEND. They name some of the apps that they have found particularly beneficial with their SEND pupils.
Robyn explains that in the beginning the teachers' technology knowledge needed support.
The teachers have been offered CPD in order to upskill. They are able to work collaboratively across their Year Groups and this has opened up a whole world of learning to pupils and teachers alike.