Ed Tech 50
National award for pioneering approach to online safety and technology integration
‘The approach to the use of technology, is comprehensive and ambitious. The school aims to make learning as relevant, contemporary, contextualised and as interesting as possible. Technology is seen as a key to achieving this, along with traditional teaching pedagogy.’
The school highlights its use of augmented reality to build an immersive art installation to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice, and separately, its comprehensive approach to online safety and institutional progression. It strives for excellence in the use of EdTech. Mobile learning has been significant in the development of teaching and learning for over six years.
The School is an Apple Regional Training Centre, and is recognised as a national ‘Beacon of Good Practice’ via the 360 degree safe online safety award. Judges were impressed with the Key Stage 3 ‘Compass’ subject that comprises a carousel of digital skills, coding, creativity, workflows and problem solving exercises to develop digital literacy.
For one judge, this is a fantastic example of a school that ‘doesn’t just know why it is using tech in teaching and learning, but can point to its success in rising attainment and indeed has won awards for its work.
Boarding Schools Association
The Royal Hospital School has gained recognition for its focused approach to the use of technology in teaching and learning and the resulting positive impact on educational outcomes. The Awards, launched at the House of Lords on 8 May 2019, celebrated effective and impactful use of Edtech in the UK, along with individuals who have played a leading role in its development.