Our Shining Lights series below tells the story of clients who have all started their digital journey with Aspire 2Be with a Digital Competence Review and have then entered into a one, two or even three year coaching and training programme with us to ensure transformational and cultural change with technologies at the centre of that change.
Fenton Primary School
Fenton Primary School in Pembrokeshire contacted Aspire 2Be with a view to carrying out a Digital Competence Review at short notice. The Headteacher was new at the school and was looking to overhaul the hardware, decide on the most appropriate cloud based system to roll out across the school and in turn invest in a whole staff training programme around the changes. We managed to carry out the review, the ensuing workshop and the resulting professional development programme all on time and within the agreed budget with huge success. Take a listen to what the school has to say…
Millford Comprehensive School
Milford Comprehensive School in deepest Pembrokeshire needed Aspire 2Be to help them review all digital provision at the school in the form of a Digital Competence Review. Following a series of workshops we recommended wholesale changes around the school operating model, infrastructure and in turn crafted a bespoke training package which transformed teaching and learning across the school as well as developed wider community engagement. The last 18 months has been an incredibly exciting journey and we feel so proud as a company to see how powerful their transformation has been.
Ty Sign Primary School
With a focus on using the Pupil Deprivation Grant funding to overhaul the use of digital learning across the school, Ty Sign have just completed a three year transformation programme with Aspire 2Be with quite outstanding results. New hardware, the creation of digital teams across the school, pupil digital leader cohorts with clear responsibilities and excellent wider community engagement with technology has all taken place. Cloud based learning is now part of the everyday practice at Ty Sign with mobile devices, laptops and audio visual developments across the school used every lesson with superb results.
Blackwood Primary School
Starting with a whole school INSET day around the new Digital Competence Framework in Wales which then led to a Digital Competence Review, Blackwood have undergone an incredible transformation with regards to the use of digital learning across the whole school. Sharing of new skills across key stages, new cloud based learning opportunities, bespoke training and the creation of excellent digital teams have all led to cultural and transformational change at Blackwood. Added to that, the school underwent an outstanding ESTYN inspection in May 2017 with their use of ICT and digital learning deemed excellent. Comments by ESTYN such as “Excellent and innovative use of ICT in many classes enhances teaching and learning considerably,” is a true reflection of all the hard work the school has put in with our co constructed model of support to date.