Selected as one of eight London secondary schools to act as a Digital Schoolhouse for the capital, Woodford has been leading on the delivery of the new Computing curriculum since September 2014. Teachers, trained by university staff and supported by the latest technologies, have developed playful and interactive approaches to the teaching of programming. KS2 children from all over Redbridge have attended a variety of tailor-made workshops, supported by professional development sessions for their teachers. Our own students, inspired by speakers from industry and work place visits to Accenture and Bletchley Park, and by participation in competitive schemes like Apps for Good, are challenging gender stereo types and showing considerable flair for innovative programme design.
“Operating as a Digital School House complements our drive to develop computing provision that inspires, challenges and enables. We are keen to foster stronger links with neighbouring schools and, by welcoming KS2 students at workshops here, to support a confident transition into secondary education. Our Digital School House provision is tailor-made for each visiting school, in close consultation with class teachers who are warmly encouraged to make contact with us.”
Jo Pomeroy, Headteacher
WCHS in operation as a Digital School House