International School Award
We hold the International School Award. It recognises Broadgreen as a school which integrates global issues and international awareness into the curriculum.
The International School Award enhances the idea of global citizenship. It also informs the wider community of our commitment to providing an international dimension. The award underpins one of our key messages:
We are the local school with a global outlook
Technology College status
As a technology college we have a continuous programme of investment that helps us stay at the cutting edge of technology. Our excellent facilities and the way our staff and students use technology have enabled a more personalised and independent approach to learning and teaching.
We have previously been the recipients of the prestigious Becta national Best Whole School Use Of ICT award and attained re-designation as an ICT Mark consultant school.
Our nine computer suites, mobile iPad trolleys and numerous small suites of PCs in subject areas complement the digital projectors and multimedia network access that exists in all teaching rooms to ensure technology is available when and where it is required and enhances the learning experience for all our students. All students have access to the school network online anywhere and at anytime via our school intranet. This also allows students and school staff to have meaningful dialogue about learning and progress via email and using platforms such as Microsoft Teams.
In the Autumn term of 2017/18 we entered a competition to win £10,000 worth of Dyson products. We were shortlisted... and we won! We used the equipment we received to update the facilities in our Hair and Beauty Salon so that our students have access to some of the leading technology available.
Our Design and Technology centre consists of fully equipped food, textile and multi-material rooms with computers, interactive whiteboards and projectors installed. The centre also has its own dedicated computer suite with twenty-five PCs for teaching graphic design as well as allowing students to carry out research.
The Science facility is state of the art and provides all the modern equipment necessary to follow the many courses available. Teachers regularly use equipment including visualiser and digital cameras when conducting experiments and with video editing we can record experiments and lessons to allow students to access them online.
The Mathematics department use interactive whiteboards and handheld devices very successfully. Mathematics software is available to students on the department IT facilities and at home and technology is used to motivate students and improve progress.