We are hoping to have the opportunity to offer additional devices for home learning such as laptops and iPads soon. The devices are being collected by Burntwood Be a Friend (BBAF), as they are accepting donations from people who no longer need them.
There will be certain criteria that needs to be in place to qualify for a second-hand device, however, if this is something you think you would like to access, please register your interest by emailing the school office. We will then pass this information onto BBAF, so we can hopefully get your children a device to access home learning. Currently, we do not know exactly what is available, but we will pass requests onto BBAF and let parents know as soon as we have the information. If you already have devices at home and have no issues with home learning that is fine. This scheme is for families who are experiencing difficulties accessing remote learning.
Please register your interest in a second-hand device here: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a reminder, the Government have agreed a scheme with lots of different data providers whereby families struggling for data to support home learning can apply for FREE data. The school needs to apply for any free data on your behalf and will need some basic information to apply, but you could also have access to FREE data to save you money and support your children.
You can find out more here: https://get-help-with-tech.education.gov.uk/about-increasing-mobile-data
Again, please email the school office should this be something you would like us to apply for on your behalf. A letter has been emailed to all parents for those wishing to request FREE data, so please read it and send us the information requested if this is something you would like to access. The letter also explains how the FREE data works in a little more details too.
If you do email the office for either of these schemes, please put FREE DEVICE/DATA as the email title, so we can print them and keep a record.