Our vision is a school where all pupils have access to mobile technologies all of the time to support learning. The iPad has become an additional part of our existing teaching toolkit. Our teachers are constantly working with iPads to research and trial the latest developments in this new technology to ensure that this exciting development in our teaching style has a real and quantifiable benefit to the learning experience and achievements of our pupils.
Our current Year 7 - 11 pupils bring iPads to every lesson and these are used in varying ways. We have a strict code of conduct for use within a lesson and teachers can use this technology in many different ways. In some lessons the iPad is used with interactive game software that allows pupils to compete against their peers and test their understanding at the start or end of a lesson and the results provide instantaneous progress feedback to their teachers. In other lessons they are a means of researching information or accessing online textbooks and activities. Some days pupils will use their iPads and the apps we provide to work creatively with multi-media on an individual or group project. Our departments are constantly experimenting with new ways to integrate their use into the classroom experience, whilst equally remaining committed to more traditional teaching.
For more information on the scheme, please contact Mr P. Cairns - Assistant Headteacher.
If your child needs to report that their iPad has been damaged, please can you download the ATS Claim form below and complete the form. If you do not have a printer, please have the student come to the school’s IT Office and a copy will be printed. The form needs to be filled in with as much detail as possible and signed by a Parent/Guardian. The form and the iPad will need to reported to Mr Cairns and then taken to the IT Office where it will be processed. If the iPad has a tempered glass screen protector that has become damaged, a replacement can be requested via the Finance Office and it will be added to ScoPay where it can be purchased and the IT Office will fit it to the device. All iPads that have the tempered glass screen protectors that are sent off for repair will need to purchase a replacement as the replacement device will not come with one.