Technical leaders in school

technical leaders

Following the successful implementation of online safety ambassadors, Greenfield School in Stourbridge has extended the concept of pupil voice by setting up a digital leaders group. Eight students applied for the position of a digital leader and after successfully completing a training programme the group is able to carry out a range of activities in school. These include:

  • Day to day maintenance of computing hardware
  • Looking after portable devices to ensure they are updated, charged and ready for use
  • Training of teachers to identify and fix common technical issues
  • Check over and tidying of the ICT suite on a daily basis
  • Identifying opportunities for technical development and making hardware recommendations

Tom Holder, Head of Computing explains why having digital leaders works for Greenfield School:

“Everyone in schools is benefiting. The self esteem of the children has increased immensely, I am spending less time having to sort out basic faults and our ICT suite is always clean and tidy. We are making fewer calls to the IT helpdesk and an added benefit is that our staff can call upon our digital leaders to support them in the classroom. It has been a win-win for us and our pupils.” 

Details of the Digital Leader training program