At Hillcrest we believe that technology provides a way for us to improve and strengthen our teaching and the learning of our students. Since September 2014, Hillcrest has operated an ambitious 1-to-1 device programme across the whole Secondary school. Every child from Year 9 – 13 has a school-approved device, which they carry with them for use in class. The teaching of ICT skills is integrated into the curriculum and pupils use ICT tools in all subjects; Computer Science is also offered as an academic subject.
VLE – extending learning beyond the classroom
Hillcrest subscribes to a Virtual Learning Environment — an online tool that brings together teachers, pupils and parents — allowing parents to easily engage with their child’s learning; checking homework, timetables and subject specific pages. For pupils, it is easy for them to access all the resources they need to stay organised with their school work, projects, revision and homework, all in one place.