Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
King's High School is excited to announce a new approach to the use of digital technologies within our school. From September 2019 we will be implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme for our pupils from Year 8 onwards. To that end, we are now trialling a voluntary BYOD scheme with our Year 12 and Year 13 pupils (September 2018+). The following information explains why we are introducing the BYOD programme, how the programme will develop, how we will be supporting you and your daughter in the choice of a device and the ways in which we will be investing in technology and support in order to ensure successful outcomes.
We are clear that for our pupils to become successful members of society we need to help them develop an understanding of how to effectively use technology in ways that support their individual needs and aspirations. This requires an environment where the use of digital tools, technologies and resources is an integral part of the everyday learning, both in and out of the classroom.
Enabling pupils to make use of their own, personal device for learning has a number of benefits. Pupils become more familiar with technologies if they have the opportunity to explore its use both inside and outside the classroom environment. This, in turn, provides the opportunity to explore more creative and challenging uses of these technologies to support the 21st Century learning environment that young people deserve.
Voluntary trial with Year 12 and 13
The initial, pilot BYOD programme will involve girls from Years 12 and 13 who can bring their devices to school in order to use them for school work. We will be extending the programme to other year groups in September 2019 and further information about this extension will be provided to parents in due course.
The initial pilot is purely voluntary and any girl who does not bring their own personal device will be able to access a school device when devices are required in lessons.
What is a suitable device?
The aim of this pilot programme is to be as inclusive as possible and to support a wide range of devices so that individual preferences can be accommodated. The criteria we could expect a device to fulfil in order for it to be successful as a BYOD device within our school can be found enclosed in the attached document below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the attached document for more information.
Contacting the school for further information
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