Digital Centre of Excellence
In the Summer of 2018, Newbattle Community High School moved into the new £36m Newbattle Community Campus, creating Midlothian’s first Centre of Excellence in Digital.
Curriculum and Learner Journeys
Developing new pathways into Scotland’s Digital Industries
Looking to create new pathways for our learners through further and higher education, apprenticeships into positive and sustainable careers.
data capture, processing, analytics, internet of things, environmental control, robotics, coding
Video, direction, production, editing, streaming, content management systems, recording, live, mixing, sound scaping, infrastructure.
Creativity, innovation, skills, social networking, blogging, wikis, multimedia, communication, technologies
Hacking, firewalling, breaches, GDPR, phishing, ransomware, virus, VPN, trojan
Concept, design, coding, 2D/3D,optimization, texturing, animation, sound effects, graphics
Partnerships, Leadership and Innovation
Working alongside our partners including Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, we will research and develop new creative and innovative methods to support learning through digital.
Sharing our research and developments across Scotland
Everything that we do within the Digital Centre of Excellence will be shared across learning communities, on social networking and through our web and multimedia channels.
Bringing digital to learners as a universal entitlement
In particular we will strike against poverty and disability through ensuring that digital technology works to support learners.
The job I want hasn’t been invented yet!
Many jobs that our younger pupils will have as they leave school are not yet in existence. The current job market will change drastically as tasks transfer into the digital landscape.
It takes a whole community to support our learners on their digital journey
The Digital Learning Team comprises of pupils, staff, parents/carers, wider community and business partners, each contributing to support people first then technology.
A fifty strong team of pupil digital leaders support the various aspects of the digital centre including, day to day classroom support, filming, radio, sound, audio visual and networking.
Newbattle is the first school in Scotland to deploy Learning Technologists on the staff. These staff have a set of hybrid skills that bridge the gap between technical and teaching.
From their base in Dalkeith, the team support most of the core technology together with the core infrastructure including, networks, wifi and connection to the internet.
School staff have developed different areas of expertise that they are able to share with their colleagues.
Digital Learning Team
The team from the Education Service has moved into Newbattle and will support other schools from their base in school. Their expertise will be enhanced by the Newbattle team to deliver a more comprehensive service to other schools.
University of Edinburgh and other business partners are a valuable source of advice on our digital journey. Our partners’ advice is from skills and experience second to none, critical to our front edge technology.
Our colleagues and friends in ADS helped us develop our thoughts on the Digital Centre of Excellence.
Want to visit?
To find out more, follow us on social networking or get in touch. We will offer visits from October 2019 onwards.