iPads for Learning at Haslingden High School
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 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 click here.
If you have any questions about our iPad scheme in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 between April and May 2016. 150 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%)
- In addition quizzing (e.g. Socrative) and creating content using apps were widely reported (>50%) as being used in class
- The iPad scheme has had a positive impact on students ability to do homework, with 81% using the device to work at home. Research and submitting work online were widely reported activities (>78%)
- 89% students said having an iPad made doing homework easier
iPads for Learning: Year 9 and 10 Refresh December 2016
iPads will be available for collection from the Sixth Form from 3pm until 5pm on Tuesday 20th December.
When you collect the iPad, you will be asked to do the following:
- Pay the deposit – please note we can only accept cash or cheques payable to Haslingden High School. Please write your child’s name on the reverse of the cheque.
- Complete a new direct debit mandate to the Learning Foundation (see below for donation information).
- Sign for the receipt of the device.
- If you are collecting the device without your child, please bring ID with you (e.g. passport, direct debit card, driving licence, utility bill with your name and address)
Year 9 students:
- If you have chosen option 1: (32GB iPad mini 2 including warranty, insurance, apps and an Otterbox case), the monthly donation is £10 monthly over 30 months with a £40 deposit.
- If you have chosen option 2: (32GB iPad mini 4 including year warranty, insurance, apps and an Otterbox case), initial deposit £40, then £14 monthly for 30 months.
Year 10 students:
- If you have chosen option 1: (32GB iPad mini 2 including warranty, insurance, apps and an Otterbox case, the monthly donation) is £13 monthly over 18 months with a £75 deposit.
- If you have chosen option 2: (32GB iPad mini 4 including year warranty, insurance, apps and an Otterbox case), initial deposit £75, then £19 monthly for 18 months.
Once the forms have been filled in and the iPad had been signed for, you will be given the device. All you need to do then is take it home, turn it on, connect it to your home wifi and wait for the school apps to download. You should also sign in with you Apple ID to sync files with your new device.
Please note the cases are Otterbox Defenders as used previously. These cases are specified by lease company. They are very strong and the iPad should be kept in them at times.
iPads for Learning Year 7 September 2016
Information about the iPad scheme can be found in the Year 7 Admissions Booklet which can be downloaded here.
Direct debits can be set up with the e-Learning Foundation by clicking here. For credit card or one-off donations, please download and complete a paper direct debit form from this link;
Booking your iPad collection
We will be distributing iPad minis to families on Wednesday 7th September from 2:30pm until 6:30pm.
Parents are asked to book an half-hourly collection appointment on the EventBrite website on the form below:
Learning Foundation video
The Learning Foundation are an educational charity who support us in the delivery of our e-Learning programme. The video below explains how your donations to the Learning Foundation support our iPads for Learning scheme.
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 2016 – intake 2016 – for students in Year 7 September 2016 and students in Years 9 and 10 with new iPads (issued Dec 2016)
eSafety and iPad AUP June 2016 – for students in all other years
insurance scheme June 2016 – for students in Year 7 September 2016 and students in Years 9 and 10 with new iPads (issued Dec 2016)
iPad Insurance Scheme Policy – for students in all other years
We use the Otterbox Defender case with our school iPads and recommend that parents providing their own iPad for their child to use in school do the same. These cases are very strong and we expect breakages to be the exception rather than the norm. Please watch Mr Roper’s drop test demonstration!
What are the options when donations have been completed?
Please click the links below to view the options available to parents when donations have been completed:
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 are available for loan from the library during the school day.
Direct debit forms for new students joining the scheme: