Thursday, 23 February 2012

Bradfield School!

I was at Bradfield School again this morning to meet Ian Gilbert, deputy headteacher.

Bradfield School is a high achieving school with an exciting focus on the STEM subjects, championed by Ian. Their website defines 'Engineering' as - "The translation of scientific and technological knowledge into strategies and artefacts that meet the need and demands of individuals, industry and society as a whole." This creative and interesting 'definition' enables all curriculum areas to make significant contributions towards the STEM agenda and facilitates the development of:
  • "Problem solving skills
  • Initiative
  • Divergent and innovative thought
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Independent work and learning
  • Enterprise and economic awareness
  • Use of modern technologies and information storage, retrieval and use
  • Awareness of the social and environmental impact of current and future technologies."
The school intends:
  • "To make Engineering and Science a theme for delivering key elements of the curriculum
  • To show that engineering and scientific principals are essential for both the development of a modem technological society and for every individual within that society
  • To develop a positive modern and gender free image of engineering and science.
  • To show that the impact of Science and Engineering development transcends traditional curriculum area boundaries.
  • To promote the concept that modern technologies must sit along side simple technologies in order to meet the varied needs of local, national and global society
  • To give all students an understanding that Science, Technology, Engineering and Enterprise are integral and necessary to the foundation of modern and developing societies.
  • To provide the community with opportunities for development and accredited training programmes in the field of modern engineering, technology, science and environmental awareness.
  • To act as a hub for cross phase activities and developments
  • To actively promote post 16 progression to FE and HE
  • To raise levels of achievement for all students and to promote the concept of inclusivity through appropriate and varied curricula experiences and appropriate and varied teaching and learning strategies.
  • To work closely with local, national and international industries so as to provide a context for motivating students of all ages abilities and aptitudes and to ensure that effective communication exists so that a common perception of success exists."
Great place to be developing the Cutlers "Made in Sheffield' initiative!

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