iPad 1-1 Scheme

iPad 1-1 Scheme

At Caludon we are proud to be able to offer a 1:1 iPad scheme to all new students. This scheme is well established in Years 8, 9, 12 and 13. As part of building this exciting opportunity there is an expectation that by the academic year 2026/27 all students at Caludon will have an iPad. This will ensure that the students are in the best possible place to access the new innovations in learning, take ownership of their own learning journey and be prepared for an ever developing digital world.

Students need to be prepared for an increasingly digital world, proficiency with technology is now an expectation of employers. The 1:1 scheme offers us a unique opportunity to enhance learning within the classroom and extend learning beyond the classroom. Students only spend a small part of their lives at school, so the learning that takes place at home is extremely important to their future success. The 1:1 scheme maximises the opportunity for students’ creativity, independence, resilience, teamwork and challenge, both in the classroom and beyond.

Our vision is that every child will have access to an iPad for their sole use both at home every evening, and at school. This scheme gives the opportunity to develop personalised, student-centred learning. Our decision is based on a range of educational research that shows it encourages engagement, collaboration, leadership and enquiry skills which will promote learning and progress. Students would easily be able to revisit previous learning to consolidate and extend their understanding and they also can explore subjects that interest them in greater depth in their own time.

The accessibility features on an iPad are explicitly explored with students and can help students maximise their learning potential and own their learning style. Students with literacy needs can easily be supported to ensure equitable access to learning via immersive reader and talk to text functions. Students can also learn how to streamline websites and create a bespoke working profile for them.

What will the cost of the device be?

A 3 year scheme is open to Year 7, 8 and 9; £15.66 per student, per month for 36 months 

Year 10 and 12: £20.68 per student, per month for 24 months

There is also option for both pathways to buy the device in one payment.

What is included for this cost?

  1. 10.2 Inch Wi-Fi iPad 64GB- Space Grey
  2. Insurance compatible Origami Shield Case with space for a pencil
  3. Full Insurance for the months of payment
  4. Full school management and iPad updates including Office 365
  5. Bespoke licenses and software is also included that is appropriate for KS4 and 5 options such as Photoshop, Light Box and Garage Band.

How do I find out more about the benefits of this scheme?

You can also find answers to some frequently asked questions here;  https://www.caludoncastle.co.uk/parents/1-1-ipad-scheme/

Alternatively you can contact Oliver Riding, Leader of Creative Learning stridingo@caludoncastle.co.uk  or Victoria McManus, Deputy Headteacher stmcmanusv@caludoncastle.co.uk

How do I sign up?

The portal will be live on this page from Monday 3 July and will remain open until Wednesday 19th July. This will reopen again in September for Year 12.

The link to the portal is here:

https://www.albion.co.uk/caludon/

What if my child is eligible for free school meals or we have concerns about being able to afford the iPad?

Caludon is committed to making the scheme equitable for all; last year, over 75% of our free school meals students were part of the scheme.

If your child is eligible for free school meals or there are other circumstances which may mean you require financial assistance, there may be support available for you.

In either of these circumstances please complete the form here and someone will contact you: https://forms.office.com/e/dXcQV9v0RH

Please use the following link to access information and sign-up guidance:

https://www.albion.co.uk/caludon/