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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.

iPads @ Ormskirk School

Creating an Apple ID

iPad tdrugged webFor current year 7 pupils we have created managed Apple IDs which give access to the essential iCloud services. However, these cannot be used to purchase apps. All apps essential for school working will either be installed automatically or available through our internal App Portal.

If you do wish to allow your child to download or purchase additional apps you will need to create a personal Apple ID to use in the App Store. The following instructions will guide you through creating an Apple ID without the requirement of a credit card or other payment method.

Important

  • Significant discounts are available for pupils who are currently entitled to free school meals, and for those who have claimed free school meals in the last 6 years.
  • Parents who have more than one child in the school are entitled to a 25% discount on additional devices.

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.

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