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Tablet Devices in School

We use tablet devices in school with all year groups, including Year 7. Students are required to bring in a tablet device to use along with their other school equipment.

An iPad or iPad mini would be ideal but there are other tablets which could be used successfully. Many students already have a tablet which they can use for school work. For those who do not, tablets have come down in price and we will work hard as a school to ensure that no-one misses out for financial reasons.

Use of tablet devices has not replaced other ways of learning: students will still be writing in exercise books, discussing work with their teacher and with each other and learning through practical hands-on activities. However, tablets are a hugely important extra tool which will help to make lessons more engaging and relevant. Students will be able to access work at a level which is right for them and to become more independent, autonomous learners.

Suitable Devices

The recommended device for students to use to support their learning is the iPad 10.2 (2019, Gen 7) 32Gb WiFi or an iPad mini. Cheaper android devices would also be suitable but students may find that they experience issues with functionality (for a list of suitable alternative Android devices please contact Tom Entwisle tom-entwisle@st-aidans.lancs.sch.uk). 

Essentially the tablet needs to support the recommended apps for students contained in the information booklet. If you have any questions regarding the suitability of a device then please contact school for more details.

Further details of the scheme are available to download on the right. If you require any additional information regarding the scheme, including how the school might be able to support families in financial difficulties then please contact simon-calvert@st-aidans.lancs.sch.uk.