Posts Tagged with "Costello"

Costello Technology College – Shortlisted for TES Schools Award

Saturday, May 28, 2011

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I am really pleased to be in a position to announce that the work of myself and others at Costello Technology College has been once again recognised nationally by our successful shofrt list for the TES Schools Award in 2011. We have been nominated and made the shortlist for the “Outstanding ICT Learning initiative or […]

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Costello Technology College Shortlisted for ICT Register Showcase Award

Friday, January 8, 2010

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Yes, it’s official! Costello has been shortlisted for an ICT Register Showcase award by a panel based on our submitted portfolio, portfolio of strengths and presence on the ICT Register website. Our submission has been based on the fantastic progress we have made tackling parental engagement through the use of our parent portal, alongside how […]

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Press Coverage

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

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Photographers from both the Basingstoke Gazette and Hampshire Police were in school today covering the college’s use of FROG to develop positive relationships between our students and Hampshire Police. Our PCSO (Alex Wheatland), two of our Y7 sudents who have used the discussion forum to ask Alex questions along with myself were involved in the […]

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Film Crew @ Costello

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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A three man film crew has just spent the last hour at the college working with some students, a governor and myself on a project commissioned by FROG. Students did exceptionally well in terms of explaining how the learning platform is being used. Can’t wait to see the results!

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Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement

Monday, November 17, 2008

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At Costello we are at an interesting crossroads with regards to the development of a parent portal. We have something waiting in the wings, ready to go public, but are currently working closely with FROG to develop some of the key functionality that will help us to realise the 2010 targets quite a bit earlier. […]

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Remotely hosted solution or a local solution?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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This is a question I often get asked about schools and I don’t think that there is a definitive answer, it really does depend on the context of your school and working environment/resources. Many authorities will cite back to schools that managing IT infrastructure is not core business within a school and as such is […]

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Procuring a Learning Platform

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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Having procured a number of E-Learning solutions – a LA, schools and more recently a 14-19 partnership. I thought I would try and share with you some of my thoughts on the procurement process – some of the pitfalls that I have encountered along the way as well as what I hope, are some some […]

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What shaped our vision

Thursday, March 6, 2008

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One thing I think we are good at here at Costello is shaping our vision and aligning against our core values. The learning platform group, along with all members of the college community were involved in shaping our vision for E-Learning and engagement through the extended use of ICT. We came up with some key […]

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>History of E-Learning at Costello

Thursday, January 10, 2008

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Costello Technology College is a specialist technology college now in it’s third phase of designation. We had an OfSTED inspection at the beginning of October 2008 and we are just reshaping our SDP to resubmit for re-designation. This is my third year at the college and the main thrust behind my appointment was to bring […]

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