Congratulations to Barnwell School in Stevenage for winning a Commended Award in 2019 Effective Learning Majors.
Cary Francis, Assistant Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) made an impressive bid for a full class set of iPads, cases and screen protectors. Cary argued hard for the benefits the tablets would bring, explaining the different types of software and its applicability to effective learning across the age ranges and subjects. She explained how the iPads would enhance not only the core activities of lessons but starters and plenaries and detailed how the technology would help all levels of students, but particular academic and/or behavioural needs. A further strength of the bid was that the new iPads could be integrated into existing facilities and software to enhance its use across the school.
In November 2019, Cary got in touch to give us the following feedback on the impact of the equipment....
Student engagement in the classroom. Greater use of AFL, especially as this leads to teacher being able to move around the classroom and interact with students.