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The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Digital Innovations

Digital Innovations

Digital Innovations is an exciting opportunity for students at Key Stage 3 to engage, possibly for the first time, with a wide range of computer software and creative multimedia techniques.

The subject aims at instilling a lasting digital literacy amongst students by focusing on practical skills and solid understanding of processes and outcomes.

Students will learn to use programs as diverse as Photoshop, Scratch, and Audacity as well as learning video editing, website design and an introduction to text-based programming using Python. Starting with fundamental computing skills such as file saving, shortcuts and network etiquette then moving through PowerPoint and beyond, students will gain an insight into the potential of the modern computer. They will have the opportunity to express themselves through various digital media whilst building confidence and fluency in a safe and supportive environment.

Digital Innovations will ensure that every student is given the opportunity to build a set of digital skills that are fast becoming an essential part of a modern, hi-tech society.

All students will study Digital Innovations during years 7, 8 and 9.


  • Problem Solving
  • Digital Creativity
  • Researching and collating information
  • Communication
  • E-safety