Haslingden High School has a well-established 1:1 iPad scheme where all teaching staff and students in Years 7 – 11 have access to an iPad.
The purpose of our 1:1 iPad scheme is to:
- To ensure equality of access to the internet at school and at home
- To prepare students for working and living in a digital age
- To support self-led research and problem-solving
- To improve the quality of feedback, home learning and collaboration
- To provide new and innovative ways for students to learn
With the digital world developing so fast we are extremely proud of our students’ and teachers’ innovative use of technology to enhance the teaching & learning experience all students have.
We use iPads for many of our key systems. This includes communication via email, Edulink One (this shows students’ timetables, homework and reports, rewards and achievements) and Showbie, where staff share resources and can provide feedback. Above all, teachers and students utilise the iPad for learning activities which provide multiple pathways to subject knowledge and understanding in new, creative, engaging and exciting ways.
Teachers use technology well to enhance pupils’ learning. Pupils enjoy taking short tests online. They receive instant feedback on how well they have learned the intended curriculum. (Ofsted, 2022)
Our survey of students is very encouraging with the results overwhelmingly in support of our 1:1 scheme. More information can be found below.
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Ordering an iPad – Spring 2023
Our iPad refresh scheme is aimed primarily at parents whose children started at Haslingden High School in September 2020 – our current Year 9 students. Parents are also welcome to opt into our iPad scheme if their child(ren) joined us at points other than the normal September start, or if you missed previous opportunities to order an iPad.
A recap if you opted into our school scheme in 2020:
– Families were offered a 7th Generation iPad to be leased over 30 months along with a case, insurance and 12 month warranty.
– Direct debits started between August and October 2020 and will end between January and March 2023, depending on the date of the first payment.
These are the options open to you:
– Order a new iPad either via school or privately.
– Continue to use the ‘old’ iPad in school.
– Continue to bring a personal device in from home.
We strongly advise obtaining a new iPad for your child’s use for the remainder of their time in school; we have found that older devices, by the time students reach Year 11, are showing their age and cannot be updated to newer versions of apps and iOS. As apps and the amount of content create by students have grown in size, we are also finding that our older iPads are running out of storage space.
We have worked with Freedom Tech and MCC Digital to put together what we believe is an excellent offer for families:
- The latest and fastest 9th Generation iPad with a 10.2 inch screen and 64GB storage
- Case and tempered glass screen protector
- £18.35 a month over 30 months (shorter payment terms are available, see website)
- 30 month Freedom Tech Advanced Repair Service at no additional cost. Terms and conditions apply.
- The iPad belongs to the parent at the end of the lease term at no additional cost
- No upfront deposit and no cost for accidental damage repairs/replacements
In addition, we are offering a Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and/or an Apple Pencil as optional extras. This keyboard can be paired with the iPad for more comfortable typing and allows the full space of the screen to be used for content creation.
All orders should be placed by midnight on March 9th. Direct debits will begin around 25th March. The first direct debit must clear your bank or the order will be cancelled. There is some uncertainty at present over stock availability but we expect to be able to hand out iPads during mid-late April.
Participating families must keep up payments or return the iPad to school. This is a leasing scheme where the school owns the iPad until all payments have been completed. If your child leaves HHS before the end of the lease, you must either return the iPad to us or pay off the remaining balance as a lump sum.
We will continue to support families that bring personal iPads to school or wish to purchase a new iPad for their child independently of the school scheme. Our minimum specification for personal devices is any iPad capable of running iPadOS 16. Parents are strongly advised to buy insurance cover and a strong case if choosing this option.
Limited funds are available to support families where there is genuine hardship and parents are asked to contact Mr Roper in confidence via the form below if this is the case.
Freedom Tech Advanced Repair Service (FTARS)
FTARS is included as part of the lease agreement at no additional cost for 30 months from receipt of the iPad. Freedom Tech will repair or replace an iPad which has been accidentally damaged or stolen. Please read the terms and conditions carefully. The agreement does not cover loss.
All repairs are handled by Freedom Tech. Please see the repairs page if you wish to start a claim.
FTARS – for iPads up to 30 months old:
Please note iPads more than 30 months old are not covered by the repair service.
Frequently Asked Questions
The school iPad scheme costs more than just buying an iPad on its own. Why is this?
You can buy an iPad from a wide range of stores for around £370, but this does not include a case, screen protector or any insurance/repair scheme. Expect to spend around £50 for a good quality case, and around £20 for a Belkin screen protector. Insurance costs vary but expect to spend roughly £50 a year. Most insurance policies will charge an excess amount. You are also responsible for buying and downloading apps.
We believe our iPad scheme offers good value for money. If you order an iPad from us over 30 months, the total cost is £550.50. The iPad arrives ready to use and enrolled on our network with school apps pre-installed. The iPad has a good-quality case and a tempered glass screen protector. We replace cracked screen protectors free of charge. The repair service covers accidental damage and theft at no additional cost.
Can I buy a replacement iPad without opting into the school scheme?
Yes – parents are welcome to do so. We strongly advise buying a good quality case, such as the Otterbox Defender or Griffin Survivor and an insurance product.
Can I buy a school iPad outright, or pay over a shorter period of time?
Yes. Shorter payment terms are available including outright purchase. There is a cost-saving if you buy the iPad outright or over a shorter timescale; the iPad is eligible for repair/replacement for 30 months regardless of the payment option chosen.
What happens if my child leaves HHS whilst paying for the iPad?
You must settle any remaining balance on the iPad or return it to school. Please contact Freedom Tech for a settlement figure: 0203 857 5670. Once you have paid the balance, we will remove our restrictions and apps from the iPad.
My child is in Year 10. Can I still opt into the school iPad scheme?
Your child must be on our roll at the time they leave HHS. You may opt into the school scheme so long as you either pay for the iPad outright or opt for the 12 month payment plan.
What happens to the iPad my child has used since Year 7?
If you are upgrading your iPad and wish to keep the old one at home for personal use, we will remove our restrictions from it when new iPads are handed out and provided payments are up to date. We will contact you with information about how to request this. The repair scheme ends after the 30-month payment term comes to an end. After this, parents are responsible for making their own arrangements. Our repair partner, ValuTech, can also provide competitive quotes on request through the school.
What happens when my child leaves HHS at the end of Year 11?
We will remove our restrictions from the iPad when the payment plan has been completed . We do this automatically for all former Y11 students in the month following their GCSE results.
What if I choose not to take part?
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 each day.
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;