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1 Access to learning: a new frontier Chris Stevens, Head of Inclusion Policy, Becta Terry Waller, Inclusion Adviser, Becta David Brodie, Education Associate, Core Skills Development Partnership BETT 08 Thursday, 10 January 2008

2 What parents and schools see as the benefits Video clips are available – to watch these, please download the zip file from the web page

3 Prince Albert School, Birmingham Home access experience in an inner city community. David Brodie, Core Skills Development Partnership

4 Home Access Programme Jim Knight has said at BETT 2007: I am setting up a Home Access Taskforce, which I will personally chair. I want this to bring together key industry players, the voluntary sector, and education representatives to look at the issues [for Home Access]. We need to come up with a sustainable solution which will work for future generations, building on existing good practice rather than looking for a quick fix.

5 What parents say they would like.. to contact schools via , receive training on using ICT and Help from schools to support their childrens school work more information about which websites they should encourage their children to use.

6 What teachers say they would like.. to use ICT to give flexible patterns when developing learning materials ahead of lessons so that they are tailored for different pupils, such as those with special needs to transfer, edit and save work on a shared area to effectively address teacher workloads to take advantage of formal and informal professional development opportunities available online.

7 Home Access Programme The Home Access Programme aims to ensure every learner in England (5 to 19-year-olds and in maintained education) has access to increased educational opportunities via ICT resources at home.

8 Examples of Home Access Products THE HOME ACCESS PROPOSITION Educational Vision Vision DVD Out of the box solutions Safety & Security Benchmarks X-Cutting Policy Initiatives Functional Expectation Maximising the benefits of Home Access Raising Awareness of improved learning Removing barriers of cost

9 Home Access aspects of the work An educational initiative not a roll out of technology An entitlement backed by minimum specification No assumption that it will be centrally funded Report to Jim Knight in April 2008 Possible roll out September 2008 Monitoring extending and improving over a number of years Further investigations Fully inclusive with all learners benefitting Public consultation.

10 Computers for Pupils Two-year initiative to provide 100,000 pupils in the most deprived homes with computers and internet access. Second year - 41,000+ homes benefiting already but target may not be met for variety of reasons. Becta mini-competitions and connectivity offer. Additional funding so more learners can benefit.

11 Computers for pupils 10 per cent of most deprived backgrounds will have benefited from chance to access technology and the internet from home. Funding solely for the technology. Challenge is to design a programme that ensure both equality of access and enhance educational benefit for all learners.


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