Although Branwood’s role as a preparatory school places an emphasis on traditional teaching and learning methods, we recognise the increasingly important role that technology plays in education and the wider world. As such, ICT is used in many different ways in the classroom, and our pupils are given the opportunity to use the school’s ICT resources as part of their day-to-day learning.
Every classroom is equipped with a large interactive display board which is used daily by staff and pupils as part of everyday teaching and learning. Each class also has its own set of iPads, allowing children to work in pairs, groups or individually, linking the iPads to the internet and to the interactive display boards. Pupils are able to create Leno boards, compose music and access numerous apps to enhance their learning.
The school also has a suite of more traditional PCs for word processing and other tasks. These are connected to an interactive display board.
The school has a custom built website, Facebook and Twitter accounts and our own personalised app, all of which work together to keep parents and staff fully informed and up to date on life here at Branwood, as well as providing valuable links and resources for pupils.