Halcyon London International School in Marble Arch is an award-winner! Halcyon School has been named an Edtech 50 School, recognising the school as one of country’s leading institutions for educational technology. This special recognition is the first of its kind. The Edtech 50 Awards celebrate schools who use innovative and progressive teaching methods.
Students at Halcyon School utilise state-of-the-art digital learning software during their lessons and benefit from having access to their own tablet or laptop. This integrative use of technology allows students to communicate and collaborate more effectively as they work. Most importantly, as technology is engrained in modern life, students feel deeper levels of engagement with their work, helping to retain knowledge.
Being recognised as one of the 50 institutions means Halcyon is a digital flagship school that demonstrate a focused sense of what is useful to them in terms of technology – whether it be in supporting teaching, cutting teacher workload, collaboration across staff teams or consolidating knowledge, enhancing creativity and broadening experiences across the curriculum. The Edtech 50 recognition is a joint partnership between the UK Department for Education, The Education Foundation and Edtech UK, Jisc, The Chartered College of Teaching, Independent Schools Council, Tes, and NetSupport. You can read the full report here.
That said, Halcyon also recognises the importance of screen-free time. Students are actively involved in the Marble Arch Community Programme. In March, students participated in the Great British Spring Clean by helping to transform the courtyard gardens at Crawford Place Alms House. The students have now committed to visiting the Almshouse regularly over the summer and water the plants. The Marble Arch Community Programmes supports students’ interpersonal skills development by introducing them to different demographics and lifestyles in a controlled and friendly environment. Moreover, it boosts mental health, well-being and confidence as children can bond over hands-on activities that are unrelated to academics.
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Digital tools empower our students to access learning in ways previously unimaginable. Driven by careful conversation with teachers and needs of the wider community, technology is selected that enables all at Halcyon to skillfully navigate an exciting and rapidly changing digital landscape.
Jon Neale- Digital Learning Leader