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 online is a vital part of our scheme and students participating in our iPad scheme can take the device to use at home.
For more information about our scheme and the impact on learning in the classroom, please fill in the contact form below.
Our iPads for Learning scheme has had a real impact on learning
A range of students from Years 7-10 were surveyed in April 2017. 100 students responded from a sample across different classes and ability sets.
- Students are widely (79%) 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
- 93% of students are using their iPad regularly to do homework
- 92% of students think having access to an iPad has made learning easier and more enjoyable.
Purchasing your iPad – Year 9 Spring 2020
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. More details can be found here.
The deadline for orders is midnight on Monday 9th March.
Portal log in details
Please click the link here: www.tech4learners.co.uk
Collecting your iPad:
Your first payment (taken on 25th March) must be completed before orders are shipped; delivery will be week beginning March 30th. We will let parents know when the iPads are in school.
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;Student ICT AUP June 2018
Insurance Polices & Claim Forms
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.
Please see the IT technicians if your iPad is broken. We will process the repair via the Insurer.
Insurance policy – for iPads issued after August 2017:Freedom Tech Insurance Policy 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.