We are delighted to announce that our digital learning programme for students in S3-S6 has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished Programme for 2016-2018, recognising our innovative use of technology to improve, transform and enhance the learning experience of our students.
At an awards ceremony in London in November, three members of staff, our head teacher Hazel Kinnear, Sam Clarke and Jenni Robertson, were extremely happy and proud to represent the school, take part in activities with other recognised schools and collect our amazing plaque!
The Apple Distinguished Programme designation is reserved for programmes that meet the criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments.
Equipping all of our students in S3-S6 with an iPad enables us to achieve our vision of embedding technology across the curriculum to ensure that all students have equal access to a relevant and applied curriculum and are able to make use of world-class digital resources, wherever they are. You can read more about our journey to transform learning and teaching with technologies in our very own iBook, freely available to download in the iBookstore.
Our digital learning programme at Tynecastle High School is supported by a strong team of experienced staff led by our Director of Digital Learning, Jenni Robertson, and delivered through excellent learning and teaching. Staff and students from Tynecastle High School, including our brilliant team of student digital leaders, regularly present at local and national events, sharing the great practice that is demonstrated daily in our digital learning programme.
Our plague is on display in the school foyer, expertly mounted by our CDT technician Paul Wetherall.