Year 7 & 8 Laptops for Pupils 2019

We are re-launching our very successful Laptops for Pupils scheme for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils. We would like to thank the parents and guardians for their support with this scheme so far. We have sold over 170 laptops in the last year which has been beneficial to our pupils  education. This has guaranteed seamless working from school to home, internet safeguarding, updated software and IT support. As the scheme progresses we will continue to work towards our aim - all year groups having full classes of laptops so that every pupil can benefit from IT whenever its required. With the current cuts to our IT budget we are determined to make sure that our pupils don't miss out on working to the best of their abilities.  

There will be a 2 week window between 24th May - 9th June for purchases to be made. This is the last year that our Year 8 pupils can buy the 3 year laptop option so make sure you don't miss out.  We will be contacting all Year 7 and Year 8 parents/guardians with more information over the next few weeks. Make sure you come back here on the 24th May to order your Laptop.

Prices start from £10.99 for 36 months or £15.49 for 24 months with a down payment of £50.

Due to the rising demand for IT in school, and the substantially reduced school budget, we are exploring different avenues to allow IT to continue in school. Our Laptops for Pupils scheme is a affordable way for our pupils to get the best access to IT in their classrooms and at home. 

Numerous studies have shown that the effective integration of technology and the introduction of e-learning to the curriculum can act as a catalyst that improves learning outcomes by re-engaging students. 

The Government has ambitious targets for all students to have personalised access to IT. The aim is to provide universal access to portable technology so every student can benefit from a highly versatile learning resource. With a laptop or tablet device, they can take advantage of extra learning materials in school and at home. Improving access to technology increases learning opportunities that enhance educational achievements and provide vital IT skill.

Our aim is to provide your child with access to all school resources both in and out of school, with the reassurance that accidental damage is covered. We can achieve this at a price cheaper than the shops, including warranties and insurance. It will allow pupils to access a range of applications and software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Python, 2d design, without the need for parents to purchase the software themselves. 

Work can be submitted digitally using the device at any time of the day, giving teachers more efficient ways to provide feedback. Using digital ink or recorded messages, it removes the need to print work, saving both parents and school significant sums of money which can be better spent elsewhere.

Our aim is to provide a device, where teachers and pupils can collaborate together, working on the same documents simultaneously, without the worry of the device running low on battery. It needs to be light, portable and usable in all parts of school life. We feel that we have found a device which meets all of these needs.

Laptop specification - Acer TravelMate B1

 

'Pupils see a huge benefit in having a computer they can use at school and then at home seamlessly, with no compatibility or software problems.  It was very important to us to have a solution that the pupils, parents and teachers all value that is affordable to everyone.  With the funding crisis in schools it is simply impossible to provide computers to all of our departments. Every pupil having their own device which will hugely assist their secondary education, which is compact, robust, portable and affordable is an excellent solution.' Mr Dumican

 

 

Classroom Benefits

·Access to research any time of the day

·Create and edit music and video's in class

·Work on technology projects in and outside of school

·Access to programming and graphics editing

·Word Processing and submission of work

·Communication with your teacher

·Access to over 6000 videos tailored around the curriculum

·Access to all applications and websites required to complete homework

·Collaborate with peers on documents and projects

· Personalised laptop to each child so learning and working is easier 

· IT support from our IT technicians from 8am-4pm 

Laptop Benefits

·Children are safe guarded at home and in school

·Internet filtering is applied at all times even over your own internet 

·Screen shots are taken and monitored to ensure that your child is safe online and in class

·School provides all the software needed in class at no extra charge, saving thousands of pounds in purchases 

·Personalised device to optimise learning 

·Long battery life 

·Three-year warranty including accidental damage  (1 year warranty and 3 year accidental damage)

·Essential access to IT 24/7

·Durable laptop designed for education which is also splash proof 

·Locker provided to store your laptop at break and dinner times

·Charging lockers for safe laptop charging

· IT support from our IT technicians from 8am-4pm 

Your child’s device will be covered for 3 years, this includes a 1 year warranty and 3 year accidental damage cover.  Please note water damage, loss and theft are not covered under the insurance and there is a claims limit per student (please see FAQ for more information). 

If you would like to get in touch regarding any queries please contact support@arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk

*Please note a credit check is performed to verify that you are eligible for the scheme.

**Some applications only work in school due to the license agreement in place with manufacturer.

Frequently Asked Questions