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Broughton Hall High School. Laptops for Pupils Information for Yr 7 Parents. Welcome and introduction. What is the scheme all about? Why are we doing this? What is being provided? What do we have to do? What help will there be? How will my child benefit? What do I need to know? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Broughton Hall High SchoolLaptops for Pupils Information for Yr 7 Parents

  • Welcome and introduction What is the scheme all about?Why are we doing this?What is being provided?What do we have to do?What help will there be?How will my child benefit?What do I need to know?How will we receive the kit?Any questions?

  • What is the scheme all about?Aims to provide school laptop access to girlsImpact will be monitored & measuredThe money primarily comes from the schools ICT budgetParental contributionMOODLE provides support materials

  • New ways of learning for a new school

  • Why are we doing this?Schools need to change:

    140 people a second joining the web4 out of 5 pupils starting school now will go into jobs that do not yet exist and use technology that has not been invented2013 a PC with capacity of human brainAmount of technical information expected to double every 72 hours by 20102.7 billion searches on Google each month8 out of 10 US pupils use Face book

  • As our world continues to change9/10 toys are made in ChinaHalf of all tvs & cameras are made in ChinaYour computer can be repaired on line in IndiaYour brain scan may be checked in AustraliaYou will need the skills work, empathy, good communication, problem solving, initiative, determination and most of all enthusiasmBy the age of 16 you are likely to have spent more time watching television than you have spent in school.

    Have schools changed enough in recent years?

  • Our aimTo help your daughter:

    Improve in all her school subjectsRaise attendance levels & improve the behaviour of target pupilsDevelop the skills needed for the 21st centuryMore easily do homework and revision Better present her work

  • Help raise the achievement of particular pupils:

    those at risk of not achieving level 5 in English, mathematics, science or ICT

    whose homework needs improving

    Whose attendance or poor health affects learning

    who are gifted and talented

  • What is being provided?

    Asus EEE PC 1005HA or similarOffice SuiteUp to 8hrs batteryBuilt in cameraChosen by pupilsCompact/lightweight modelShock proofTo be used at home and in school

  • What will coste ask of you

    One off payment of 30 in yr 7Annual insurance payable - 15 per annumEnsure your daughter brings the laptop/case to school dailyHelp them look after the laptopMake sure the laptop isnt used inappropriatelyReport damage or other problems promptly

  • What do I need to know?HEALTH AND E-SAFETYBeware trailing wires, electricity supply, sitting position, usageRe-charge your laptop over night at home

    E-SAFETYCommercialism, inappropriate content, chat checker:

  • What help will there be?In-house technical supportWarranty work pool of laptopsICT teachersSupport materials/websitesFree ICT classes: and PAT inspection

  • Any Questions?What if my child has additional needs? Please liaise with Mrs Hible (SENCO).

    Who does the equipment belong to? The equipment belongs to the school, even when its in your home.

    What if we have a problem? Let the school know.

  • How long can I keep the laptop? Until the end of yr 11. If you daughter changes school the laptop should bee returned.

    What happens at the end of yr 11? If the insurance has been paid annually, pupils will be allowed to keep the laptop for personal use.

  • Im worried about crime what if its lost or stolen? Research suggests this is very unlikely. Can we load other software? We would ask you not to do this with out first checking with the school.

  • What does the insurance cover

    accidental damage/theft in yr 7

    The policy needs to be renewed in yr 8 and again in yrs 9, 10 and 11 (at a cost of 15 per annum)

  • What isnt covered by the insurance policy?

    Cost of a replacement case. A new case will cost 15. Cost of replacing a lost or damaged charger. A new charger will cost approximately 20.

  • How does my daughter join the scheme?

    There are sufficient laptops fro all girls in yr 7

    Girls are invited to join the programme as part of a rolling programme

    Girls who have demonstrated high levels of majority and responsibility since joining the school will be invited in the first instance

  • Other girls will be invited to join the programme as they grow and develop as students

    The intention is for all girls to be offered the opportunity to join the programme by the end of yr 7

  • What if my daughter ?

    Misuses her laptop eg. Cyber bullying, illegal downloadsFails to repeatedly bring the laptop to school Regrettably in such circumstances the school reserves the right to withdraw the laptop. Please be aware that any monies paid are non-refundable.

  • What if we move house? As long as your daughter remains on roll she may keep the laptop. Just inform the office of your change of address.How much will it cost? * yr 7 - 30 yrs 8-11 - 15 per year (Total = 90)These payments are non-refundableAdditional costs may be incurred eg. To cover the cost of a new charger

  • What next?Recommendation to join the schemeLetter of invitationSchedule of Equipment and SoftwareHome-School AgreementChequeAppropriate school bag

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