As a school we are trying to access more devices and online support for our children and their families.
● We have been gifted 50 laptops, from the Department of Education; these have been allocated during lockdown to families in need and where possible to those with more than one child in the family to enable more online access to our pupils.
● Children with social workers were previously allocated laptops in the first lockdown.
● We have received a £1.5K grant from the Gloucestershire Society; this money is being spend on iPad so that our younger pupils can have online access to their learning.
● We have received a £4K donation from the Ernest Cook Trust for devices and technology to support home learning.
● As a school we continue to seek funding so that eventually, all of our pupils are not “digitally disadvantaged”. If your business or organisation can help us, please find a letter below, explaining our school demographics and needs.
If your child has access to an online games console or Smart TV use these instructions for them to access their learning online.
Schools, trusts and local authorities can request mobile data increases when schools report a closure or have pupils self-isolating. They can also make requests for children who cannot attend school face-to-face because: they’re clinically extremely vulnerable; restrictions prevent them from going to school.
For each request, we need to know:
• the name of the account holder
• the number of the mobile device
• the mobile network of that device (for example Three)
Your information will be collated and sent to the government department working on this scheme, once a network provider has processed a data increase, they’ll send a text message to the account holder. It’s also possible to check the status of requests through the online service. Network providers include: EE, Three, Sky Mobile, SMARTY, Tesco, Virgin – other may join the scheme.