New College Swindon is proud and excited to be a Digital School House (DSH). As a prominent education institution in the heart of Swindon we liaise directly with surrounding secondary schools to help learners make the right choice when they leave school. Having strong, established working relationships with our local schools we feel that becoming a DSH will help learners participate in these preliminary tasks before heading to New College Swindon. We will also to be opening our own secondary school in 2018 and are currently bidding for a new primary school, which will have a digital focus in September 2016. As a result, we believe becoming a DSH will help us be a leader in training teachers to upskill and become more creative in teaching the Computing curriculum.
Workshop days and time
Workshops are on a Thursday between the hours of 9 – 4. However, we can be flexible given advanced notice should a school not be able to make a Thursday.
Full access to IT classrooms – 18 networked PCs / MACS in each room. Microsoft Showcase Classroom with 30 Surface Pros and surface hub. Laptops / iPads and Tablets available if booked in advance. Desks and other rooms for unplugged activities.
Outdoor patio space available for breaks
Covered indoor access for bad weather conditions.
Lunch can be eaten on site, in the canteen, or a designated area.
New College has three mini buses which could be used should a school require some help with transport. This option must be booked be in advance and will negotiate a price depending on location & number of students.