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Recent News

Our New Sixth Form Centre

Our New Technology Centre

Online Electronic Payment System

This online payment system is now online for paying lunchtime money. It is hoped to be rolled out for major school trips payments. This Hertfordshire County Council recommended system is run through SchoolComms

Recent Information and Communication Technology Developments

Our recent IT develpment means that we now have:

  • Fibre cabling throughout the whole school

  • Six computer laboratories running the RM Connect Network

  • The software we use are industry standard such as Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Creative Suite, as well as other educationally oriented programs.

  • The Discovery Centre is also connected to the network and has its own network of computers both in the Library and the Sixth Form Study area.

  • All departments have links to the network and have Internet connection and access to a variety of subject specific CD-Roms. Nearly all classrooms have interactive whiteboards, data projectors and fast internet broadband connections used as valuable teaching and learning tools for both staff and pupils.

  • A community Information Presentation system running in all communal areas of the school

  • At Townsend our aim is to use ICT in all areas of the curriculum and so you will also see some of the schools computing power in departments throughout the school.

  • We have also seen many security enhancements in recent months including; a new perimeter fence and gates, additional CCTV cameras and a security electronic door entry system fitted to all external and some internal doors.