Launching Autumn 2018!

Year 7 and 8 parents will have the opportunity to sign up for our Laptops for Pupils Scheme.

 

We are opening up our Laptops for Pupils scheme for 2 weeks on the 1st October 2018!!. All new Year 7 and Year 8 parents have the opportunity to sign up for a laptopNotifications will be sent our via the MYEd app, email and twitter. So please install the MyEd app and follow us @SEACHS1961 on twitter.

Due to the rising demand for IT in school, and the substantially reduced school budget, we are exploring different avenues to allow IT to continue in school.

Numerous studies have shown that the effective integration of technology and the introduction of e-learning to the curriculum can act as a catalyst that improves learning outcomes by re-engaging students. 

The Government has ambitious targets for all students to have personalised access to IT. The aim is to provide universal access to portable technology so every student can benefit from a highly versatile learning resource. With a laptop or tablet device, they can take advantage of extra learning materials in school and at home. Improving access to technology increases learning opportunities that enhance educational achievements and provide vital IT skill.

Our aim is to provide your child with access to all school resources both in and out of school, with the reassurance that  accidental damage is covered. We can achieve this at a price cheaper than the shops, including warranties and insurance. It will allow pupils to access a range of applications and software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Python, 2d design, without the need for parents to purchase the software themselves. 

Work can be submitted digitally using the device at any time of the day, giving teachers more efficient ways to provide feedback. Using digital ink or recorded messages, it removes the need to print work, saving both parents and school significant sums of money which can be better spent elsewhere.

Our aim is to provide a device, where teachers and pupils can collaborate together, working on the same documents simultaneously, without the worry of the device running low on battery. It needs to be light, portable and usable in all parts of school life. We feel that we have found a device which meets all of these needs.

Classroom Benefits

·Access to research any time of the day.

·Create and edit music and video's in class.

·Work on Technology projects in and outside of school

·Access to programming and graphics editing.

·Word Processing and submission of work

·Communication with your teacher.

·Access to over 6000 video's tailored around the curriculum.

·Access to all applications and websites required to complete homework.

·Collaborate with peers on documents and projects.

Laptop Benefits

·Children are safe guarded at home and in school

·Internet filtering is applied at all times even over your own internet 

·Screen shots are taken and monitored to ensure that your child is safe online and in class

·School provides all the software needed in class at no extra charge, saving thousands of pounds in purchases 

·Personalised device to optimise learning 

·Long battery life 

·Three-year warranty including accidental damage

·Essential access to IT 24/7

·Durable laptop designed for education which is also splash proof 

·Locker provided to store your laptop at break and dinner times.

Your child’s device will be covered for 3 years, including accidental damage. Please note loss and theft are not covered under the insurance and there is a claims limit per student (please see FAQ for more information). 

If you would like to get in touch regarding any queries please contact support@arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk

*Please note a credit check is performed to verify that you are eligible for the scheme.

**Some applications only work in school due to the license agreement in place with manufacturer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Watch Ben discuss how it's aided him in the classroom!