Specialist College

Specialist Mathematics and Computing College

The impact of Longdean’s Mathematics & Computing status can be seen across and beyond the school. Many whole-class ICT suites are available for use by all departments, including a KS3 centre with 30 computers and a KS4 Study centre with 70 computers. English, Maths and Science also have the use of their own ICT suite. The impact on student learning is acknowledged by OFSTED, where “The use of ICT is a cross-curricular strength” and “ICT is used well.” A rich experience of ICT and Maths across the school has helped every department to raise attainment and support progress. The school delivers a variety of ICT courses.

The impact of the Maths department is felt across the school through numeracy work, financial literacy, and a variety of Mathematics qualifications. OFSTED recognised that “the specialist subjects within Mathematics and ICT have performed very well at all levels.”

Longdean staff and students work with a number of primary and secondary partner schools and businesses, sharing the whole school’s expertise, as well as Mathematics and Computing, from primary master classes through to community classes and training for teachers. OFSTED shared how Longdean “provides family learning programmes and community access, including information and communication technology (ICT) classes” and how “the specialism has also contributed to the personal development of the students and by supporting adults in adult learning classes. The applied diplomas in ICT have further enabled students to gain confidence and contribute to the wider community.”

We are proud to be a Maths and Computing College and believe that it helps us to form part of a unique Longdean experience for all students, staff, Governors, parents and members of the community.

Last modified: Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 9:37 AM