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.
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.
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.
Cyfarthfa High School in Merthyr is steeped in history within the town. Aspire 2Be were lucky enough to be asked to carry out our Digital Competence Review with a view to co – constructing a bespoke Digital Competence Plan across the school and to impact on the wider community.
Following the review and a number of successful workshops with key personnel we worked with the school on rolling out O365 which has transformed teaching and learning, school processes and teacher – student communication. We also helped the school review their communication policy and plan and mentored them in developing a new bespoke website which is now a transformational interaction between parents and school.
Finally, the school required a specific iPad training programme for a number of staff, which has increased the use of devices effectively, has led to sector leading DCF work in a number of departments and has led to increased digital skills of staff and pupils.
The last 12 months of our partnership with Cyfarthfa has been an excellent one and we very much look forward to working together next year and continuing to help you on your exciting journey.
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.