In June we carried out a survey of all families to try to identify where there might be a future issue with remote learning e.g.
The outcome of this survey enabled us to plan ahead for possible closures of classes/bubbles in the Autumn term, as well as using this information to put a bid in for additional funding to support with sourcing devices which would be secure, easy to use at home and suitable for the delivery of our remote learning curriculum.
Devices and Internet Access for Families
We applied for, and received, our full access of devices from the DFE. Chromebooks were chosen as they could be linked to the Google domain we already have, set up for the sole use of a specific child and are highly suitable for our remote learning provision (which requires no pre-installed software). As these devices are linked to our secure domain, security settings and monitoring procedures are in place to keep children safe and prevent inappropriate use.
We are currently in the position of being able to order additional devices and internet access for families, following expert advice from our school IT support and Local Authority. In addition to this, we have received 5 Chromebooks from S and B EPS in Dudley, for which we are exceptionally grateful.
How do I apply for a device or internet support for my child?
Based on the original survey, we had a good idea of which families would benefit from device or internet support and we contacted those families directly. We are also directly contacting families where we can see there is limited or no engagement with remote learning, to offer devices and support.
Should you need support with a device or additional internet or mobile phone data, please see the information below:
If you would like to request extra mobile data, please could you email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
What will I receive for my child?
If you request a device on loan, your child will have a chromebook to use for their home learning (as well as being able to pick up exercise books and stationery packs from school).
We will ask you to come and sign a loan agreement and acceptable use agreement and you will get: