We believe that teaching and learning through ICT is an important life-skill that opens a window of opportunity not available through any other college subject on the curriculum. Recent evidence provides a clear link between KS3 level of attainment in ICT and “life chances”. This reinforces our commitment to ensuring all The Blyth School Community College students are provided with the opportunity to become confident in their use of ICT and to ensure skills gained through ICT study make major contributions to the development of our students.
To raise the self-esteem of students, by creating supportive environments, where individuals respect the views of others and appreciate the sharing of resources.
To promote the skills necessary to evaluate ideas and issues surrounding ICT in a moral context.
To raise expectations for student performance.
To develop Schemes of Work that allow for a flexible approach and are open to change and development.
To provide a wide range of resources that are used for the benefit of all
To use praise and encouragement
To encourage and promote the skills to utilise Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a teaching/learning tool.
To develop awareness of technological developments which shape the lives of students and to take a pro-active role in their participation and use of ICT.
To ensure skills gained through ICT study make major contributions to the development of students.
To foster independent learners.
To enable the learning community to become more enlightened and confident about the use of ICT.
The Information Communication Technology Department is staffed by:
Mr C Windeatt Mr B Houghton Mr D Lavan Mrs S Coathup Miss N McReady Mr S Whiteley