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Information Communication Technology

Computing and Information Communication Technology is an important part of life at Godstowe.

Pupils throughout the School have structured Computing and ICT lessons where they learn the skills necessary not only to understand, but to enjoy using today's technology. In addition, ICT is increasingly used to support the teaching in other curriculum areas, from maths to music.

The School has two dedicated computer suites, four class sets of Chromebooks in charging trolleys, one class set of iPads in a charging trolley and internet-ready devices in the boarding houses. The whole School uses G-suite and all files are stored in the cloud enabling pupils to access their work files from anywhere.

All classrooms have interactive white boards or touchscreen tvs linked to computers, making using of the web and other electronic resources during lessons. All members of the school community have a personal email address, and this medium is used widely within the School as a means of communication as well as collaboration on files.

By the time the girls leave Godstowe, it is expected that they will have a good working knowledge of the software applications most commonly used for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. They will have a good level of digital literacy, which is defined as the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. All girls will have a good grounding in the principles of computer programming and experience in using visual and textual coding. They will have a good understanding of how to use the Internet for effective research and communication, know how to stay safe online and report any concerns. Ultimately, all pupils are expected to take away from their Computing and ICT lessons the skills necessary to use technology effectively in all areas of the School curriculum as well as enhanced logical processing skills learnt through their experience in creating algorithms and decomposing problems into bite size pieces.