iPads at Clevedon
Clevedon School receives award for E-Safety
On Friday 8 July 2016, Clevedon School was visited by an experienced assessor from South West Grid for Learning. The Assessor met school staff, parents, Governors and pupils and was pleased to find that the school provides a high level of protection for users of new technologies including mobile devices.
We are pleased to announce that we have now achieved the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark.
iPads @ Clevedon
We have been using iPads in school since January 2013, as part of the digital learning opportunity at Clevedon School.
Use of iPads in lessons is increasing, as more students and staff become familiar with this technology and its application to learning. We have benefited from the feedback received and see this as an integral part of embedding technology into everyday teaching and learning.
We have done and will continue to offer to support families through advice, training and information workshops to facilitate the best use of the iPad at home and at school. We have already run some very successful ‘Meet your iPad’ sessions and are planning ‘iPads for learning’ sessions in the near future.
We made the decision to select the Apple iPad because we believe that this offers great educational resources and the best e-safety and security package.
Apple has also supported the school and as a company is committed to offering educational support packages at all stages of education.
The expectation for staff is not to deliver all lessons through or via the iPad but to offer students choices in the tools they use for their learning. The tasks set will allow this choice and not disadvantage those without an iPad.
In the event that a teacher plans a lesson that is best delivered using the iPad, then class sets are available for teachers to book for the duration of that class, so that all students can have access to a device for the task or activity.
Our clear message to teachers and students is that the iPad should enhance, not dictate learning.
See also the iPad News section of this website which will post up to date information on the iPad project.