at The de Ferrers Academy
The de Ferrers Academy began to roll out 1:1 iPad in October 2012 as a pilot project with the sixth form and teachers. Feedback was incredibly positive and by September 2014 we had expanded the project to include every student in Years 9 -13, the entirety of Trent Campus and Sixth Form campuses, with a couple of bookable crates of iPad on Dove Campus.
In September 2021 we will be expanding the programme to cover all students in Years 7-8 on Dove Campus as well.
Our vision was based on 4 key areas:
- To improve student learning outcomes
- To equip all our students and staff with 21st century digital learning tools
- To ensure that our 1:1 iPad programme is both 100% inclusive and sustainable
- To leverage potential of mobile learning technologies to support 24/7 access to learning resources
By providing every student with access to their own digital device we have been able to significantly increase access to creative & organisational tools, online resources and more effective feedback and assessment.