​​​​​​​Aims and Ambitions

By September 2022 each student in an Ark school, from Year 4 upwards, should have a 1:1 device which they can use to support their learning at home. This device will be a Google Chromebook.

This strategy aims to be a catalyst for innovation across the network and bring the following key benefits: 

  • Enable pupils to extend their learning beyond the classroom and support the development of more independent learning, accelerating the closing of gaps in their learning 
  • Provide teachers with more time in the classroom for high leverage activity and reduce the time spent marking and monitoring home learning 
  • Enable the network to have greater visibility of engagement in home learning across all schools, providing us with more opportunities to support and enhance this work 

At Ark Boulton we are already on the way to providing our Key Stage 4 students with a Chromebook each.

Student Agreements and Support

Before being issued a laptop, students will need to sign a Home School Agreement with their parents. Schools need to think carefully around how these documents are signed and stored.

We've also created 'Meet your device' guides for our Dell  laptops for the students to familiarize themselves with their new laptop and an introduction to chrome extensions.