As we welcome your child to The Hart School, we are delighted to offer you a fantastic opportunity to be part of the school’s One to One device scheme.
Your child will be able to take advantage of a unique package which we have put together, to have a Google Chromebook to use both in school and at home.
The Chromebook will be available to purchase through a 36 month agreement at a cost of just £7.99/month. At the end of this payment term you may take ownership of the device for a one off final payment of £50. The Hart School is subsidising this package by an additional £108 per student, bringing the monthly cost down from £10.99/month.
As a tool to support and enhance learning and promote creativity such as accessing Office 365 documents, recording visual elements of learning such as role play or experiments. We seek to equip all our students with the necessary skills and modes of thinking so that they will succeed in a constantly changing society, where high levels of skill in the use of new technologies is the currency for employment.
Not always. There will be times when it is not suitable, such as when students will complete practice exam question or, simply, when the learning is fit for purpose. There will also be the opportunity for students to decide which is the best learning tool for the job. For example, students may decide to simply take notes on paper rather than using their device. We are keen to develop independent learning skills and support students in finding their preferred learning and revision techniques.
Students will be expected to write in some lessons therefore students will be writing notes on paper and practising their handwriting as they will face formal written exams in Y11. Students will be expected to bring black pens to school as they do currently.
Students are actively using Office 365 as part of their normal IT lessons and so are prepared for using these apps on their device. With the increased use of online apps including those available from Google they are increasing their knowledge of the available tools all the time.
Yes. Students will be able to print to certain printers across the school site, located in classrooms and communal spaces. Students can also print at home, providing you have a ‘Google Cloud Print’ enabled printer.
Students will leave their bags in the changing rooms as is current practice and rooms will be locked.
The package includes 3 years’ warranty and 3 years’ insurance (including accidental damage and theft)with zero excess; so don’t panic! Your device should be taken to the ICT technicians at school in the first instance who will investigate the fault. If it can’t be fixed on site straight away we will recommend either a warranty repair or insurance repair; demanding on the circumstances. Warranty repairs take approximately 4 weeks, with insurance repairs taking a little longer. Your child will be loaned a school Chromebook for the duration the repair. For insurance repairs a claim form will be sent home for you to fill out before your device is booked in for collection from the school. Once back from repair our technicians will return the device to your son/daughter and exchange for the school loan unit.
You must return the device to the school or alternatively pay the outstanding payments to take ownership of the device.
The device is equipped with a battery that is more than capable of lasting the school day during normal use, therefore we recommend keeping your charger safe at home. Replacement / spare chargers can be purchased via the school’s parent pay system.
This year we are offering a rugged, flip touchscreen Asus C213 Chromebook. This is a future-proofed solution built specifically for education. It is military graded and is built tough to withstand daily rigour and intense usage by students. The flip versatility of the C213 allows it to be opened to any angle to fit any situation and has 4 viewing modes to make reading, studying and group discussions easier.
Freedom Technologies are working as the provider of Chromebooks to parents and carers at The Hart School. Our partnership is now in its second year of operation.
Visit our online portal www.tech4learners.co.uk with the logon details below:
Username: HART2018PR Password: Welcome01
You can order one device for each student enrolling in September 2018. There are no credit checks undertaken as part of this scheme. Full terms and conditions will be available on the parent portal.
Portal opens 03/07/2018
Portal closes 05/08/2018
First direct debit taken 25/08/2018
Devices are then delivered to the school, enrolled onto the schools’ systems and distributed to students before October half term. Each student will be provided with a protective sleeve free of charge, to keep their Chromebooks looking at their best.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspect of the One to One scheme in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01889 802440 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may contact Freedom Technologies directly at email@example.com.
Compucover Claim Form
Use this form during term time and hand into the ICT Technicians at school who will arrange for collection of the Chromebook and a loan unit whilst your claim is being processed.
Compucover Online Claim Form
Use the online claim form during school holidays should the worst happen whilst the school is shut. It is important to start the claim process ASAP. If you are unsure of your policy number & start date, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.