Duke’s Secondary School
Digital Learning – Vision, Strategy and Delivery Mission Statement
As part of the Northumberland Church of England Academy Multi-Academy Trust, Duke’s Secondary School strives to
- Provide a distinctively Christian inclusive and diverse learning environment which honours God. Every learner, adult and child here is enabled, nurtured and challenged to be the best they can be.
- Encourage staff and pupils to aspire to fullness of life [John 10:10] that they may achieve their full potential.
- Promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, personal and physical development of individuals within a Christian framework.
- Sustain a community in which everyone is respected and valued.
Our vision is to ensure that Educational Technology is used to support student progress and learning, and deliver an all-encompassing school framework and systems for technology use that further enables us to want to enable everyone in our communities to ‘let their light shine’. To this end our vision includes developing the use of Educational Technology to foster an aspirational culture in our school and community, to encourage ambition for every child to maximise their potential, to develop independent learning skills which will contribute to our students becoming successful lifelong learners and to provide a relevant and modern curriculum that stretches and challenges. Through increased use and integration of Educational Technology our vision is also to further ensure that teaching excels in all area and that behaviour enables learning at the highest level to occur; This learning will further embed the strands of our DNA Culture Code, namely Creativity, Questioning, Reflection, Independence, Collaboration, Resilience and Stretch and Challenge.
- Improve the use of technology in classroom and remote learning settings through practical resourcing via capital investment, community and parental donations.
- Encourage 21st century digital pedagogy practices in which effective use of technology informs learning, teaching and assessment
- Ensure that all students are equipped and prepared with the necessary skills for the digital world outside of the classroom
- Ensure that all staff are supported through professional development and have the skills to create non-traditional teaching and learning practices for their students
- To foster a vibrant digital culture amongst staff and students, which reflects and inspires the strands of our DNA Culture Code.
- To simplify, streamline and improve the efficiency of IT systems, data management software, processes and procedures in all areas of school.