We believe that the most valuable education is broad and balanced and this is clearly demonstrated in Computing and IT at RGS The Grange. We adopt a blended learning approach that makes the most of traditional teaching alongside cutting edge technology.
Pupils in Years Five and Six are required to have an iPad, whilst class sets are provided for Pupils from Pre-Prep. We also have a fully equipped IT suite. Our Wireless infrastructure allows for freedom to use every area of our school. Through the use of these technologies, we aim to provide excellence in all areas of the children’s learning. We promote active personal and collaborative learning, offering unprecedented opportunities to explore new exciting ways to teach and engage pupils.
Young people in the early 21st century are learning in different ways; virtually all children spontaneously use digital technology for a wide variety of educational purposes, communication and entertainment.
Since September 2014, digital technology has become one of RGS Worcester’s channels of learning and iPads are now an important part of our blended learning philosophy in all three schools, helping to drive academic excellence. In 2017 we were awardedApple Distinguished School status.
The benefits of our new Digital Learning Programme are extensive and fall under five interlinked headings.
1. Enhancement of deeper thinking skills.
2. Motivation and engagement of pupils.
3. Independent learning.
4. The opportunity to do things that were previously not possible.
5. Transformational feedback.
The use of technology does not replace a traditional RGS education. Just as the calculator replaced the slide rule and became another tool in the pencil case, so has the iPad. The calculator didn’t change the way Maths was taught, it just added enormously to the learning process. The same is true of the iPad, as it has become an important part of our blended learning philosophy.