It is the aim of the ICT department to encourage confident and competent users of ICT who learn when and how to use technology. Repton Prep benefits form a campus-wide ICT network maintained by a full-time computer technician.
Through a variety of experiences we aim for each pupil to develop skills in communicating ideas through words, pictures, and sounds; entering, storing and classifying information; accessing and obtaining information and discovering skills useful to their own studies.
Two main computer suites lie at the heart of the network and it is here that ICT skills are taught as a part of the timetables for all Year 3 – Year 8 pupils. Each classroom in the school is equipped with at least one computer and there are more available in the Library for work and research purposes. Many subject areas make use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning and the majority of classrooms are equipped with data projectors and/or interactive whiteboards.
The use of ICT and computing is fully integrated across the school. By year 8 pupils are comfortable applying skills to all areas of the curriculum. It may be video analysis of their own sports performance, creating films for Geography topics or using programming skills to design, code and evaluate systems. At Repton Prep we have a long established structure enabling children to work with computer systems with confidence and competence.
ICT experiences should reflect the whole–school policy on promoting Common Sense, Aiming High, Respect, and Enjoying What You Have.