As a number of you are aware, over the past 18 months we have undertaken a feasibility study relating to the implementation of one-to-one devices, where each pupil within school will have their own device/computer.
The final stage of this feasibility process was to undertake parental consultation, including seeking the views of parents of Year 6 pupils. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who took the time to give us your views on the One-to-one scheme at Ribblesdale.
We are now pleased to inform you, that after feedback from parents, the Governing Body has given the 'green light' for the scheme to go ahead. We have managed to secure a substantial discount on the price of the Surface 3 device from Microsoft and would like to pass on this benefit to parents. Unfortunately, the offer is time limited and to participate in the scheme at these prices you must sign up by the 17th March at the latest. This is the reason for the short timescales shown.
At present the scheme will be limited to the current Year 6 and Year 7 pupils. As previously outlined, the scheme will be supported through parental contributions.
In order to give you the full picture and background to the project we have put together this website giving overview of how the scheme will run, from both an operational and financial perspective. It gives specific information covering the following aspects:
- The device - Microsoft Surface 3
- Frequently Asked Questions - answers specific questions relating to all aspects of the scheme
- Why one-to-one? Benefits and impact on teaching & learning
- Cost of the scheme
From Thursday 10th March you will be able to sign-up to the scheme to receive a Surface 3, via a link shown on this website. The management of the sign-up is being administered by an external organisation, who will also be able to answer any additional queries you may have regarding accidental damage, how donations to the scheme work and ownership. The sign-up window will be open for a period of one week from the 10th March and will close on the 17th March for Year 6 Pupils and 18th March for Year 7 Pupils.
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