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Digital School

The Digital School is a student driven enterprise that develops innovative and engaging digital resources for students, staff and the wider community. Technology has a huge impact on our students lives and their learning, it enables them to be more independent and flourish educationally, vocationally and socially.

Our vision for the Digital School is:

  • Students will gain valuable digital skills and experience leading to sustainable jobs in the digital sector
  • Students will be equipped to live in a digital world
  • Students will harness assistive technology to maximise their independence, communication skills and potential in the work place
  • Local communities will have an appreciation of the abilities and valuable contribution of our students
  • Partnerships will increasingly provide meaningful work experience opportunities for our post 16 cohort
  • Sponsors will support the Digital School providing products and services that enhance students learning, communication and digital skills

The Digital School team’s services are delivered across the OHC&AT so that all students benefit from their expertise and interactive sessions.

Digital skills are embedded into curriculum, click here to see how technology is incorporated into each of our programmes.

 

 

 

Digital School students across OHC&AT have developed a number of products and services including:

  • Pod Radio – a student driven community podcast
  • Augmented Reality – a series of interactive training cards
  • Game Design – various educational games
  • Digital Student Magazine
  • Sensory Stories
  • Contour – an e-learning portfolio
  • Sharespace
  • Virtual Reality
  • Community Digital Hub
  • Annual Film Festival

For more information contact the Digital School on 0345 402 0453 or email enquiries@ohcat.org

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

Latest News

Sharing good practice, knowledge and ideas

Sandy Turner, Executive Principal of The Link Schools and her colleague Danielle Donnelly, Primary class teacher and Maths co-ordinator have collaborated to write an informative article for Autism Parenting Magazine entitled ‘OCD and Autism: Unpicking Children’s Behaviour in a Dual …

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Apprenticeship article by Susan Barnes published in Nasen Connect magazine

OHC&AT Head of Apprenticeships, Susan Barnes’ article ‘Championing skills for SEND’ is featured in the March edition of Nasen Connect magazine. The article examines the importance of championing the talents and skills of apprentices with SEND, and of showing the …

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Shortlisted for Natspec Awards 2021!

We are thrilled to announce that Orchard Hill College has been shortlisted for two Natspec Awards. The Natspec Awards aim to recognise and celebrate excellent practice in the specialist further education sector. They promote innovation, continuous improvement, and raise standards …

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New ‘In the media’ resource page

We have launched a new ‘In the media’ resource page. OHC&AT’s expert practitioners and partners regularly contribute to a range of articles, best practice pieces and news stories across specialist and education media. Click here to read the latest. 

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