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.
Our scheme is inclusive for all students in Years 7 to 11 so everyone has access to a device regardless of their circumstances. 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 via Google Forms 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 7 September 2018
We run two iPads for Learning schemes. Both are operated by Freedom Tech, a well-regarded business that operates a range of technology related schemes for the public and private sector.
tech4learners – this is for students joining us in Year 7 and when students refresh their devices midway through Year 9. Parents opting for this scheme can pay for their child’s iPad outright or over up to 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. You must keep up repayments.
Portal log in details
Please click the link here: www.tech4learners.co.uk
The portal is open until midnight on Sunday 8th July. Please complete the form above if you have any enquiries.
Collecting your iPad:
We will be giving out devices all day on Friday 31st August and after 3:15pm on Tuesday 4th September 2018. Handover of the iPad takes approximately 5 minutes.
A booking system for collecting your iPad will be in operation. Please use this link to book a collection:
Purchasing your iPad – all other years and staff
techovertime – this is for staff, students in the sixth form and for students that join us at times other than the normal Year 7 September admission. Staff and sixth form students can choose from a range of MacBooks and iPads. We ask that parents of students joining main school (Years 7-11) choose from the range of iPads on offer. Payment can be made outright or over up to 36 months, subject to credit. The device is owned by Freedom Tech until all payments are completed and you must keep up repayments. Insurance is not included in this scheme and families are strongly advised to take out their own policy. All prices are subject to VAT. Please read carefully the terms and conditions on the website.
Portal log in details
Please click the link here: www.techovertime.co.uk
The portal is open all year round. Please complete the form above if you have any enquiries.
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;eSafety and iPad AUP June 2018
We have also put together some advice for parents about online safety here.
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.
Insurance claim form – for iPads issued after August 2017:Claim Form Sept 2017
Insurance policy – for iPads issued after August 2017:Freedom Tech Insurance Policy 2017
iPad Insurance – for iPads issued before August 2017:
Insurance policy for students in Year 7 September 2016 (current Year 8) and students with new iPads issued between Dec 2016 and February 2017:Insurance Scheme Pre September 2017
Insurance Claim Form – for iPads issued before August 2017:Insurance Claim Form Legacy Schemes
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.