iPads for All: 21st Century learning at Ormskirk School
We are delighted to introduce you to our iPads for All scheme which is already in place for all of our main school pupils.
This scheme is an exciting venture for the school. The learning opportunities afforded by such devices are extensive, and we are committed to ensuring that our pupils benefit from them fully.
We would urge parents to read the information provided in this section, which includes detailed guidance about the scheme, findings of research into the use of tablets in schools and details for signing up to the scheme.
Parents of our new year 7 intake pupils (currently year 6) are invited to an information evening on Monday 26th June at 7:00pm. The meeting will last approximately 1 hour and is intended to provide all of the details you may require about the scheme and further instructions for singing up.
Please be aware that there are some changes to the scheme this year so we would encourage parents to attend even if you already have children signed up in other years.
We will also run an additonal drop-in session for any parents who cannot make the first date or require further information or assistance. This will take place in the Forum on Wednesday 28th June from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
If your child is already in school or starting in a different year group please contact the Finance Office to discuss signing up to the scheme.
Creating an Apple ID
Your child must have an Apple ID in order to setup and use their iPad. This needs to be created before your child picks up their iPad as it will need to be entered as part of the setup process. If your child already has an Apple ID this can be used on their school iPad. If not, or you wish to create a new one for use in school please follow the instructions below. Please note that while there are other ways to create an Apple ID we recommend following the steps here to avoid any potential issues during the iPad setup process.
If you do not have a computer at home or are otherwise unable to setup an ID please come to ICT Support in school and we will help you to create your ID.
Even if your child is using an iPad purchased outside if the school scheme, we will need to enrol devices into the school's management system. The first part of this process is known as 'Supervision'. This gives us additional functionality allowing us to remotely install apps and clear forgotten passcodes etc. This will also allow staff to use Apple's new teaching tools to enhance learning in the classroom.
Supervision can only be carried out on a fresh iPad so if your child's iPad has already been set up and used we will need to reset it. This will wipe all content and data from the device. If you wish to save any data please see the instructions below for common items. If you are concerned about losing data which is not mentioned below pelase ask your child to discuss this with ICT Support when they hand in their iPad.