King’s ICT provision is embedded within all teaching and learning, with interactive whiteboards in most classrooms and laboratories, and several fully equipped and air conditioned IT suites. All houses are flood-wired, which means that every study is equipped with two network ports per pupil to connect to the school network, intranet and internet. There is a school laptop scheme, which is highly recommended to all new pupils. Details of this are sent to parents. Each house also has its own IT library facilities for pupil use, with either desktops or laptops available. Sets of radio-linked laptops are also available in several classroom blocks and in the Library.
The school intranet is currently in the process of a major new development, which will provide a wealth of resources. All pupils may also access the internet, which has suitable filtering applied according to year group. Internet access, e-mail and ICT resources are provided subject to our acceptable use policy, to which all users must adhere. These matters are governed by the School's e-safety policy. King’s also has strong multimedia resources, with digital still and video cameras available, as well as image and sound recording and editing software.
The ICT Support Department, based in the Mint Yard, exists to provide the best possible service to both staff and pupils.
In the light of recent concerns about w-fi and health issues, it should be stressed that wi-fi does not present a significant danger to health. For details, see Robin Falcon's paper: Wi-Fi and Health Issues.
Head of Information and Technology Services: Robin Falcon: email@example.com