Elm Park Primary is a bright, cleverly designed award winning school, providing flexible spaces to accommodate a range of activities. Elm Park embrace technology and use it to teach across the entire curriculum to engage their diverse body of students.
The head teacher says "We are exceedingly proud of our children, the learning environment and the modern school building. At Elm Park Primary School we believe it is every child’s first chance at formal education and they deserve nothing but the best. Through our school we aim to grow good people, people who are inspired and excited to make a difference to their lives and the lives of those around them. Our motto ‘Aspiring to be the best we can be!’ embodies our whole school ethos and is at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you around our school."
Elm Park strongly believe in preparing the children for their future, and the use of technology to support their learning is an important part of this. ICT runs through the heart of the school curriculum, and pupils are taught to use technology to enhance and support their independent learning. The school recently received the ICT Mark in recognition of the excellent way that they use different technologies to support pupils’ learning, and also to promote learning within the local, national and global community. For example, pupils regularly present to large groups of teachers from across the world including Sweden, Denmark and Japan, and have recently been to Jersey with staff to present to over 100 educators. Ofsted identified this as a strength in their report, stating: “Pupils take on a wide range of responsibilities to support others, their environment and learning”. Elm Park also work with Apple as a Regional Training Centre, supporting development of use of devices innovatively across the curriculum.
***Latest News from Elm Park - November 2018***
We continue to be a Google Champion School and have grown the way in which we use Google across the school. All of KS2 now use Google Classroom, not only in their Computing lessons but in other areas of the curriculum.
We are now trialling a new computing scheme of work which is really exciting. In computing this term Reception are photographing shapes, Year 1 are making e-books, Year 2 are doing Art on iPads and Year 3 are writing sequels to well known stories and creating e-books. Year 4 are looking at Real/Fake news whilst Year 5 are looking at the pros and cons of You Tube/Vlogging.
We are also part of the LGFL VR Champion pilot scheme. We have 8 VR goggles and as part of this, Year 6 are creating their own VR worlds.
This year, for the first time, Bett are awarding an 'Impact' award to schools. We are very proud that we have been shortlisted as a finalist . You can see our entry via this link http://bettawards.com/impact-award-2019-finalists/