Why do we have an iPad scheme?
Technology is an important part of learning at Haslingden High School and since 2014 families have had the opportunity to be part of our iPads for Learning Scheme. This has transformed the way students learn at our school enabling everyone to access resources, create and share content and use apps in any subject. Home learning, including access to homework assignments and revision materials, is a vital part of our scheme and students participating can take the device to use at home.
Our iPads for Learning scheme has had a real impact on learning
We asked a range of students in Years 7 to 11 about their experience of using iPads in school. 178 students responded from a sample across different classes and ability sets.
- Students are widely (82%) using the iPad in class for research, submitting work (82%) and receiving work back from teachers (78%)
- Quizzing (e.g. Socrative) and creating content using apps were widely reported (>50%) as being used in class
On a normal school day, how often do you use your iPad in lessons?
- In most lessons
- Regularly at least twice a day
- Regularly at least once a day
- Sometimes once or twice a day
- Sometimes once a day
Has having an iPad made completing classwork easier?
Do you use your iPad for homework?
Purchasing your iPad – New Year 7 2020
The iPad on offer is the most recent 32GB 2019 iPad with 10.2 inch retina screen – more details can be found here. Parents opting for this scheme can pay for their child’s iPad outright or over 12, 24 or 30 months with a protective case, screen cover and insurance included. The iPad is owned by the school until the 30 month lease is up; after this families own the device outright. If your child leaves Haslingden High School before the end of the lease, you may either return the iPad to school or pay off the balance. More details can be found here.
The deadline for orders is midnight on Sunday 12th July.
Portal log in details
Please click the link here: www.tech4learners.co.uk
Type the password very carefully – don’t forget to include a capital S and the !
Collecting your iPad:
Your first payment (taken on 25th July) must be completed before orders are shipped; delivery will be in early August. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we anticipate delivering iPads direct to family homes. This will allow students to start using their iPad early and engage with some of the transition activities we ask students to complete over the summer.
eSafety & iPad Acceptable Use Policy
It is vital that all participants in our iPads for Learning scheme stay safe online and respect the terms and conditions in our eSafety and iPad policy. Please download a copy of our rules for safe iPad and ICT use from the link below;
All school iPads are insured against accidental damage and theft. A policy statement, provided by Summit/Compucover, is on the Tech4Learners portal. If you have any questions about iPad insurance, please contact school. Please be aware that the insurance policy does not cover loss.
All insurance repairs are handled by Freedom Tech. Please see the repairs page if you wish to start a claim.
Insurance policy – for iPads issued after August 2017:
Please note iPads issued before August 2017 are no longer insured.
Information for families who have chosen to opt out of the scheme
Our scheme is voluntary and whilst the very large majority of families are part of the scheme, parents can choose not to be involved if they wish. We have a number of iPads that can be borrowed from the library each day.