The Gryphon is continually looking for new and innovative ways to yet further improve the quality of teaching and learning on offer to our students. As part of this, a focus on e-learning has become a central component of the school’s wider vision over the last three years and we have been working incredibly hard on the iGryphon project.
To help encourage this, a Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, initiative has been adopted across the school. This means that we encourage students to bring their own mobile devices into school and to use these to assist with their learning wherever possible.
We help facilitate this by having freely accessible WiFi around the school which allows students to connect to a range of wireless services, such as their school workspace and a range of specialist software, as well as utilising our wireless printing services.
In addition to allowing students to access the 750+ fixed computers around the school, their school login will give them access to the school Intranet and mobile device app. Teachers will regularly post notices to the app, which includes year relevant push notifications and a dedicated year pages. In addition to providing a base for vital notices, students can use it to book careers appointments, sign up for PSHE sessions and access information on the LRC. The app also links to our VLE, iLesson, on which the teachers post useful lesson resources and revision materials. Students will also find that their homework assignments are set online via iLesson. Finally the mobile app gives students free access to Microsoft Office 365. This gives them absolutely free access to Microsoft applications including Word, Power Point and OneNote. Students can also install these on their home PC for free. The Intranet and iGryphon app also links to Progresso (our MIS) and Wisepay.
If students need help with their mobile device whilst on site they can visit our dedicated iHub which is located in the LRC next to the Careers Office. If you need help or support at home you can email our IT support team on firstname.lastname@example.org
To log in to the intranet use the Intranet link at the top of the page or click here.
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/