St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy
Becoming a Digital Schoolhouse Hub is a fantastic opportunity both for St John Fisher’s and the local community as a whole. We already have amazing links with feeder schools, our Catholic Multi Academy Trust partner schools and other primary schools in the area and the DSH project will only strengthen those links further. Our school ethos of caring for others ties perfectly into the ethos of being a Digital Schoolhouse and giving young people the 21st century skills in order to succeed is at the heart of why we wanted to be involved in the project.
Computer Science should be challenging and rewarding, opening new doors for youngsters and feeding their natural inquisitiveness, and as such we aim to offer workshops that are just that. On top of this, we understand that good teaching & learning and good outcomes comes from having good teachers. Computer Science can be daunting to staff unfamiliar with this field and we aim to deliver quality CPD and support teaching staff every step of the way.
Workshop days and hours
Every Monday from 11.15am to 3.15pm.
We have a dedicated computer suite for DSH usage, this has a number of PC computers and space to work on unplugged activities. In addition to this, we have a number of Raspberry Pi computers (in various guises) and BBC Micro:Bit devices. We also have access to a number of physical computing activities such as robotics and electronics to bring work to life.
We will have access to the astro turf at lunchtime (shared with Year 7 pupils) and indoor and outdoor dining facilities (pupils and staff need to bring a packed lunch)
SJF is located just west of and about 500m from the centre of Dewsbury.