Digital Leaders

At Kingsmeadow we are striving to become a digitally inclusive school, allowing our staff and students to access their work wherever they are and in a number of different ways.

Since September we have been using realsmart, coupled with Google Apps for Education, in order to allow our staff and students to do just this.

Leading the way

Students today are digital natives, in that they have grown up with technology and are adept at utilising it both for personal use and for school work. Many teachers are digital tourists, meaning that they use ICT in a variety of ways, but this technology wasn’t available to them in their school years.

For this reason we have employed twenty of our students as Digital Leaders who will use their knowledge and expertise to help drive the school forward, supporting both staff and students.

Digital Leaders are given the responsibility to help staff and students to utilise the great technology we have here at Kingsmeadow and in doing so develop their own knowledge of realsmart and Google Apps for Education. Training sessions are arranged with realsmart who provide a Google Certified Trainer to come into school and work with our Digital Leaders, helping to prepare them for their role in school.

Read more about our digital leaders here on the realsmart website.

An Ethic of Excellence

Wednesday 19th November saw our first ‘Ethic of Excellence’ wall celebration for both students and parents.

Families were invited in to look at the work on display and students were asked to talk about the reasoning behind their work being chosen to go on the wall and the process that led up to the finished piece of work. Many thanks to Richard Symm, our Governor who joined the evening’s celebrations. The parents and students were very positive and they have set themselves a very high challenge of getting on the wall again next half term!

This term’s Students of Excellence

Chefisty Expedition Launch at SHU

Live Blog SHU Fieldwork Admiral: Chefistry Immersion

Fieldwork at Spurn Point

Over the past two days, both Admiral and Skipper have visited Spurn Point on the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire to investigate the coastal hydrology that has formed the unique environment.

They have also looked at the weather and climate and the effects of recent storms which have affected the habitat and landscape. All of our students worked exceptionally well, even with the North Sea gale making things a bit more of a challenge. But it was not problem for our Outward Bound practised students.

We’d like to thank the staff at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for hosting us! Well done XP!

Here are a few snaps of our budding scientists and great ambassadors at work: