digital technology at featherstone high school

By neilb86
  • Remote Access

    Remote Access
    The shared drives can now be accessed from home via remote access set up by The Network team. Staff coud also access e-mail. This was the very first use of the internetenabling us us to accees work and e-mail outside school.
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    FHS technological Journey

  • 15 IWB

    15 IWB
    <a href='https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationdetail/page1/RR816' >Evaluation of London Challenge initiative. </a> Most London Schools are equipped with 15 Interactive whiteboards. provided by the London Challenge initiative. We choose Promeathean and put an IWB in every Maths Classroom. This was followed up with a rolling program which concluded in 2007 with all classrooms having boards.
  • SAM Learning introduced.

    SAM Learning introduced.
    Ealing KS3 Vaue Added table for 2007 SAM learning (self assessmenr method) is introduced to support students taking KS3 SATS tests and GCSE Exams. Before our most succesful SATS results in 2007 ( top school in Ealing for KS2-3 Value added) year 9s achieved an average of 10hrs recorded on SAM learning.
  • My Maths provided to all students

    My Maths provided to all students
    Website Mymaths which has proved hugely popular in the UK was purchased by the school in 2005. Key stage 3 results improved 6 years in a row from 2002-2007 reaching a high of 102.8. mymaths was used extensively in class and at home.
  • Our first VLE Granda Learn-Wise

    Our first  VLE Granda Learn-Wise
    A team of staff visit Redbridge school for boys to view a VLE made by Granda Learning called learn-wise. The decision is made to purchase and early in 2006 students are able to access materials used in lessons such as power-points and word documents via Learn-Wise.
  • DFE performance table 2005

    DFE performance table 2005
  • SIMS Reporting system set up

    SIMS Reporting system set up
    <a href='https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AaruGw4wIBVeZGd0cGp2NXZfNzk0Y2c1M3I3ZnQ' >How SIMS was used in 2008 </a> We take immediate advantage of the much improved SIMS.NET and set up a reporting tracking and analysis systems. 6 years later these are still considered highly innovative and underpin the set up of our intervention groups.
  • School gets outstanding in Ofsted Inspection

    School gets outstanding in Ofsted Inspection
    Ofsted Report The school is judged to be outstanding by Ofsted
  • Marksheets in SIMS generate reports successfully

    Marksheets in SIMS generate reports successfully
    Interactive marksheets created in SIMS by Mr Bradford and set up by Data Manager Mr Dawson. You enter the grade and the marksheet automatically calculates the progess made and provides an appropriate comment.
  • performance analysis used for the first time

    performance analysis used for the first time
    SIMS at FHS 2008 "SIMS Assessment Manager is the most strategically important component of most schools' MIS - and one which most schools don't make the most of." We later become a Capita Partner School and Leading Edge because of our use of this software.
    Mr Bradford Deputy Head Supports up to 5 schools a year
  • All teaching rooms equipped with IWB

    All teaching rooms equipped with IWB
    Board Works Following the success of the first phase of IWBs all teaching rooms are equipped with IWBs and most departments are supported with the Boardworks power-point suite.
  • 2007 Performance tables

    2007 Performance tables
    DFE Performance tables 2007 School improves by 10% 5+A*-C% including English and Maths
  • Wireless net work set up

    Wireless net work set up
    ICT services set up set up a wireless net work which now supports over 1000 mobile devices.
  • VLE changed to FRONTER

    VLE changed to FRONTER
    We move to the new London VLE Fronter full of hope that this will enable us to put our curriculum on line. We invest a lot of CPD time and most departments make a good start at providing a wider variety of content that was prerviously
  • SIMS Behaviour Achievement Set up

    SIMS Behaviour Achievement Set up
    We decide to use the free of charge SIMS Behaviour and Achievement Modules and drop Sleuth. Decision taken to support all info about each child in one place. This also makes our move the SIMS Learning Gateway easier.
  • Featherstone Sixth form Starts

    Featherstone Sixth form Starts
    The 6th form opens enabled by a staggered day with the 6th formers starting at 12:00pm. Kimberjit Kooner who started with 140 others, went onto achieve 4A*s.
  • Autology purchased

    Autology purchased
    Autology To support the use of laptops in the classroom we purchase Autology an e-learning tool which enables students to search for purely educational content relevant to their stage of learning.
  • Manga High for year 9 students

    Manga High for year 9 students
    Manga High Maths and Gaming technology combine to produce addictive maths games that prove very popular with students and support improving results in the Maths Dept
  • ICT Mark

    ICT Mark
    What is the ICT Mark ?

    The school is awarded the prestigous ICT mark : the first secondary school in Ealing to do so
  • Mr Wadwa Joins FHS

    Mr Wadwa Joins FHS
    Mr Wadwa Mr Wadwa talks to prospective parents on the school promotional Video.
  • SIMS LEARNING GATEWAY

    SIMS LEARNING GATEWAY
    BETT Show presentation on SLG SIMS Learning Gateway is introduced to Year 10 students at our target setting days in September. We are able to report attendance, behaviour and assessment data as this is already held in SIMS. For more information see Mr Bradford's recent presentation at the 2012 Bett show by clicking the link above
  • New 6th Form Building Opens

    New 6th Form Building Opens
    The new £10 million Sixth form building is ready for use in September 2009.
  • Clipbank

    Clipbank
    Clipbank
    We purchase clipbank to provide staff with a rich source of educational video for most subject.
  • Netbook to every sixth former

    Netbook to every sixth former
    Each sixth former is provided with a netbook that is their own for use anytime in the school.
  • School gets highest ever value added 1050 (ncva) for 2009

    School gets highest ever value added 1050 (ncva) for 2009
  • Presentation to 70 schools at Staffordshire LEA

    Presentation to 70 schools at Staffordshire LEA
    Slide share power-point on schools use of SIMS These are the slides used by Mr Bradford at staffordshire LEA which have attracted almost 1000 views.
  • Web 2

    Web 2
    Maths Jings Staff are introcuded to a range of web 2 tools including Prezi, Jing, Wordle, Voice Thread and Survey Monkey to name but a few. Survey Monkey is used extensively. Jing is used by many staff to provide students high quality resources that can be used on PCs and lap tops in and outside the classroom. Perhaps the most effective Jings have been the 300 maths videos supporting GCSE revision.
  • Danny Rose wonder goal

    Danny Rose wonder goal
    <a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAVhYkzncJc' >Danny Rose wonder goal for Spurs against Arsenal</a>
  • Survey Monkey used for 6th Form Options

    Survey Monkey used for 6th Form Options
    6th Form Options Our example shows how we use Survey Monkey for 6th Form Options. allowing instant calculation of choice Data. Survey monkey is now used extensively for reviews student voice and parental feedback.
  • Bradford Maths on Facebook

    Bradford Maths on Facebook
    Bradford Maths Students taught by Mr Bradford ask hime to produce a facebook page with links to Maths resources. Bradford Maths is created. 12 from 14 pass their exam. Over half the class entered the school with a level 3 from Primary School and make 4 levels of progress.
  • QWIKI discovered

    QWIKI discovered
    Black History Month explained on Qwiki
    We came across thsi brilliant web tool using Twitter. Explore 3,000,000 topics in a format perfect for the iPad: learn about what's near you, across the world - and everything in between. Labeled "a seed that will blossom into an Internet wonder" by the NY Times, Qwiki combines thousands of sources to present concise, interactive summaries of millions of people, places and things in an experience.
  • Digital Learning Group established

    Digital Learning Group established
    DLG membership requirements
    A digital learning group was set up with its core purpose to use new technolgies to support learning in and out of the classroom. There are 20 members who have all been just been provided with an ipad2 and are recieving training from the Deputy head.
  • Weebly website creator recommended

    Weebly website creator recommended
    Weebly We discover Weebly a Web 2 web-site creation tool. Two sites are initially set up, infofhs to support internal communications and fhsmaths revise aimed at supporting GCSE Maths revision. Info gets between 500 and 900 hits daily while fhsmathsrevise had over 6000 hits the week before the 2011 November early entry exams. We have 20+ sites accessible from the main school web-site with no login required.
  • Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter Staff INSET on use of twitter backed up with how to use hashtags page on infofhs. twitter has been voted the top tool for learning for 3 years running and is often the source for so much new and current content
  • Google Chrome our default browser

    Google Chrome our default browser
    Google Chrome Review Internet speed and performance greatly improved after we add the Google Chrome Browser to our Net-Work
  • SIMS Discover

    SIMS Discover
    Discover We install and start using SiMS Discover. Excellent tool providing fast visuals on students in a whole variety of groups.
  • ipods for the whole class

    ipods for the whole class
    ipods in Education Mr Mutton wins a grant for 4 ipods, The school adds another 20 so we have our first class set. We also purchase a £800 docking station which charges and downloads apps to all 24 pods simultaneously. James reports considerably faster access to the internet and great enthusiasm from the students.
  • Google DOCS

    Google DOCS
    Student work with teacher feedback in google docs Google Docs allows the teacher to view the document live and provide ongoing comments as the work is progressed. As well as reviewing ongoing student work we also use Google Docs for development plans, iNSET choices, room booking, duty rotas and next year UCAS statements Google Docs used in a variety of ways.
  • My Big Campus

    My Big Campus
    My Big Campus . My Big Campus; superb tool doing just about everything: btilliant for communication; resource sharing and finding. A kind of Educational Twitter Facebook and you tube with extras. Brilliant.
  • DFE performance table for 2011

    DFE performance table for 2011
  • Students make instructional videos on ipad 2

    Students make instructional videos on ipad 2
    Student Videos Year 7 students using an ipad2 in Mr Kochar's Maths lessons make videos to improve their understanding of topics and to help others.
  • fhs web video launch

    fhs web video launch
    <a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=errJowVoWv8' > Video promoting the new Weebly Web-sites </a> Following 3 1hr INSET sessions fhsweb is launched at the year 10 curriculum evening. This Weebly site hosts 20 individually constructed weebly sites created by teachers for students. The History site has over 2000 hits in the week leading up to controlled assessments. Maths has 6000 hits in the week leading up to the early entry Nov exams.
  • i book

     i book
    i book author We download the i book author app and make some sample books. These i books can be projected on to the IWBs and exported to other ipads. This many believe is the future of the text book.
  • More help from twitter.

    More help from twitter.
    Best of
    As we continue to devlop this should come in handy. Source twitter.
  • What next?

    What next?
    i book author review All departments to convert to weebly. Make greater use of Cloud technology.. Expand our use of ipad across the whole teaching staff. Trial use of personal devices in the classroom starting with the 6th form. Purchase sets of ipads for class use. Refresh existing PCs with ipads.
    Develop our own ibooks.