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Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar School

iPads at Langley Grammar

We believe that tablet technology, when used appropriately, can significantly enhance students' learning. iPads can be engaging and exciting to use and can open up new ways of working: they enable students to research, collaborate,  create and organise their thinking in ways that would be difficult or even impossible with more traditional methods of teaching. 

Alongside the use of new technologies we still place great value on more traditional methods of teaching. Our philosophy is that teachers will select teaching methods, old and new, that have the most positive impact on students' learning. 

At Langley Grammar School iPads are currently used by students from Year 8 through to Year 12, with roll outs for students in Year 7 planned for later this year. We are delighted to be recognised as an Apple Distinguished School on the basis of our leading-edge use of the technology to enhance learning. There are just 30 such schools in the UK, forming part of an international network of 400 schools. 

To read about our journey please refer to our iBook that is available to download on Apple devices on iTunesU:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/langley-grammar-school/id1262546279?mt=11

 

To hear what our students think about how iPads have affected their learning, please watch the video below. Here students say that iPads enable “fun, independent and creative” learning, which prepares them for the future of technology. This video was produced by student in the school, using their iPads.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=h9NRjzmpYDk

 

This page provides links to background information about our iPad project and addresses frequently asked questions.

iPads for Year 7 students – Spring Term 2018

If a Burnetts/Jigsaw iPad that is still under the 2 year warranty needs repairing or is stolen

       If your iPad is physically damaged:

  •  You should complete the Burnetts Making a Claim Online form.  The password for the portal is ‘Langley Grammar School’.  On successful completion of the claims form you will be issued with  Burnetts claim number.
  • Complete the Returning a Damaged iPad form and ask your son or daughter to bring the form directly to the ICT technicians together with the damaged iPad.  You should not arrange for the iPad to be collected from your home or work address.  The ICT Technicians do not require the case so you should retain that.
  • If the ICT team cannot resolve the problem they will send the faulty iPad for repair (or replacement).  They will ask your son or daughter to complete a Temporary Pool iPad form and issue a pool iPad to your son or daughter which they may bring home with them unless they choose not to.
  • When the iPad is repaired (or replaced) it will be returned to the ICT Technicians who will set the device up and arrange to return it to your son or daughter in exchange for the pool iPad.

       If your iPad is faulty:

  • Your son or daughter should take the iPad to the ICT Technicians who will do some basic troubleshooting to try and resolve the problem.
  • If the ICT team cannot resolve the problem they will send the faulty iPad for repair (or replacement).  They will ask your son or daughter to complete a Temporary Pool iPad form and issue a pool iPad to your son or daughter which they may bring home with them unless they choose not to.
  • When the iPad is repaired (or replaced) it will be returned to the ICT Technicians who will set the device up and arrange to return it to your son or daughter in exchange for the pool iPad.

       If your iPad is stolen:

  • You should complete the Burnetts Making a Claim Online form.  The password for the portal is ‘Langley Grammar School’ and you will need to have reported the theft to the police and provide the crime reference number.  On successful completion of the claims form you will be issued with  Burnetts claim number.
  • Your son or daughter should inform the ICT Technicians that their iPad has been stolen and pass them the Burnetts claim number.
  • The ICT Technicians will ask your son or daughter to complete a Temporary Pool iPad form and issue a pool iPad which they may bring home with them unless they choose not to.
  • When the stolen iPad is replaced it will be sent directly to the ICT Technicians who will set the device up and arrange to pass it to your son or daughter in exchange for the pool iPad.

My own iPad needs repairing (i.e. self-provided or purchased via the School and now out of warranty) and I need a Temporary Pool iPad

  • The ICT Technicians will ask your son or daughter to complete a Temporary Pool iPad form and issue a pool iPad which they may bring home with them unless they choose not to.
  • When your own iPad is repaired, you should return the temporary iPad to the ICT Technicians.

If my iPad charger is broken

  • Complete the Broken Charger form. You will then be lent a charger from the ICT Technicians. 
  • Return the loan charger once the broken one has been repaired or replaced.