25.9.20 - Digital Devices Survey
Access to laptops has presented problems for many families throughout the pandemic.
For us to understand the availability and access of devices for students at The Howard School, I would appreciate if parents/carers can complete a short survey by clicking here to assist us with our future planning.
The Howard Trust are exploring implementing a 1:1 device programme within all academies, including The Howard School. This would allow parents/carers to purchase a device for students and pay for it over 30 months, typically at a cost of £12.00 per month. Arrangements will be put in place for families who are in receipt of free school meals to access a device. A question has been included within the survey to gauge interest from parents/carers in this scheme.
There is also a question about critical workers and young caregivers. To check your status in relation to this Government guidance on critical workers can be accessed here.
I want to ensure that, in the event of a local/national lockdown, each child’s education can continue via technology.
Ms C Reid