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1 Broughton Hall High School Laptops for Pupils Information for Yr 7 Parents

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

3 What is the scheme all about? Aims to provide school laptop access to girls Aims to provide school laptop access to girls Impact will be monitored & measured Impact will be monitored & measured The money primarily comes from the schools ICT budget The money primarily comes from the schools ICT budget Parental contribution Parental contribution MOODLE provides support materials MOODLE provides support materials

4 New ways of learning for a new school

5 Why are we doing this? Schools need to change: 140 people a second joining the web 140 people a second joining the web 4 out of 5 pupils starting school now will go into jobs that do not yet exist and use technology that has not been invented 4 out of 5 pupils starting school now will go into jobs that do not yet exist and use technology that has not been invented 2013 a PC with capacity of human brain 2013 a PC with capacity of human brain Amount of technical information expected to double every 72 hours by 2010 Amount of technical information expected to double every 72 hours by billion searches on Google each month 2.7 billion searches on Google each month 8 out of 10 US pupils use Face book 8 out of 10 US pupils use Face book

6 As our world continues to change 9/10 toys are made in China 9/10 toys are made in China Half of all tvs & cameras are made in China Half of all tvs & cameras are made in China Your computer can be repaired on line in India Your computer can be repaired on line in India Your brain scan may be checked in Australia Your brain scan may be checked in Australia You will need the skills of…..team work, empathy, good communication, problem solving, initiative, determination and most of all enthusiasm You will need the skills of…..team work, empathy, good communication, problem solving, initiative, determination and most of all enthusiasm By the age of 16 you are likely to have spent more time watching television than you have spent in school…. By 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?

7 Our aim… To help your daughter: Improve in all her school subjects Improve in all her school subjects Raise attendance levels & improve the behaviour of target pupils Raise attendance levels & improve the behaviour of target pupils Develop the skills needed for the 21st century Develop the skills needed for the 21st century More easily do homework and revision More easily do homework and revision Better present her work Better present her work

8 Help raise the achievement of particular pupils: 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

9 What is being provided? Asus EEE PC 1005HA or similar Asus EEE PC 1005HA or similar Office Suite Office Suite Up to 8hrs battery Up to 8hrs battery Built in camera Built in camera Chosen by pupils Chosen by pupils Compact/lightweight model Compact/lightweight model Shock proof Shock proof To be used at home and in school To be used at home and in school

10 What will coste ask of you One off payment of £30 in yr 7 One off payment of £30 in yr 7 Annual insurance payable - £15 per annum Annual insurance payable - £15 per annum Ensure your daughter brings the laptop/case to school daily Ensure your daughter brings the laptop/case to school daily Help them look after the laptop Help them look after the laptop Make sure the laptop isnt used inappropriately Make sure the laptop isnt used inappropriately Report damage or other problems promptly Report damage or other problems promptly

11 What do I need to know? HEALTH AND E-SAFETY Beware trailing wires, electricity supply, sitting position, usage Beware trailing wires, electricity supply, sitting position, usage Re-charge your laptop over night at home Re-charge your laptop over night at homeE-SAFETY Commercialism, inappropriate content, chat rooms Commercialism, inappropriate content, chat rooms uk/usingcomputersandtheinternetuk/usingcomputersandtheinternet/ uk/usingcomputersandtheinternet Web checker: Web checker:

12 What help will there be? In-house technical support In-house technical support Warranty work – pool of laptops Warranty work – pool of laptops ICT teachers ICT teachers Support materials/websites Support materials/websites Free ICT classes: and Free ICT classes: and Periodic PAT inspection Periodic PAT inspection

13 Any Questions? What if my child has additional needs? What if my child has additional needs? Please liaise with Mrs Hible (SENCO). Please liaise with Mrs Hible (SENCO). Who does the equipment belong to? Who does the equipment belong to? The equipment belongs to the school, even when its in your home. The equipment belongs to the school, even when its in your home. What if we have a problem? What if we have a problem? Let the school know. Let the school know.

14 How long can I keep the laptop? How long can I keep the laptop? Until the end of yr 11. Until the end of yr 11. If you daughter changes school the laptop should bee returned. If you daughter changes school the laptop should bee returned. What happens at the end of yr 11? 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. If the insurance has been paid annually, pupils will be allowed to keep the laptop for personal use.

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

16 What does the insurance cover …… What does the insurance cover …… accidental damage/theft in yr 7 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) The policy needs to be renewed in yr 8 and again in yrs 9, 10 and 11 (at a cost of £15 per annum)

17 What isnt covered by the insurance policy? What isnt covered by the insurance policy? Cost of a replacement case. A new case will cost £15. 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. Cost of replacing a lost or damaged charger. A new charger will cost approximately £20.

18 How does my daughter join the scheme? There are sufficient laptops fro all girls in yr 7 There are sufficient laptops fro all girls in yr 7 Girls are invited to join the programme as part of a rolling programme 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 Girls who have demonstrated high levels of majority and responsibility since joining the school will be invited in the first instance

19 Other girls will be invited to join the programme as they grow and develop as students 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 The intention is for all girls to be offered the opportunity to join the programme by the end of yr 7

20 What if my daughter ……? What if my daughter ……? Misuses her laptop eg. Cyber bullying, illegal downloads Misuses her laptop eg. Cyber bullying, illegal downloads Fails to repeatedly bring the laptop to school Fails 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. Regrettably in such circumstances the school reserves the right to withdraw the laptop. Please be aware that any monies paid are non- refundable.

21 What if we move house? 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. 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? * How much will it cost? * yr 7 - £30 yr 7 - £30 yrs £15 per year yrs £15 per year (Total = £90) (Total = £90) These payments are non-refundable These payments are non-refundable Additional costs may be incurred eg. To cover the cost of a new charger Additional costs may be incurred eg. To cover the cost of a new charger

22 What next? Recommendation to join the scheme Recommendation to join the scheme Letter of invitation Letter of invitation Schedule of Equipment and Software Schedule of Equipment and Software Home-School Agreement Home-School Agreement Cheque Cheque Appropriate school bag Appropriate school bag

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