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iPads for Learning


iPads for Learning

Over the last few years, technology has moved on leaps and bounds and profound new opportunities for education have emerged. Communication is changing, methods of learning and working are evolving, and if we want our young people to be prepared for the opportunities and challenges they will face, we at the academy must evolve too.

Children spend a lot of time at school, but the learning that takes place at home is also extremely important to their future success. New technology, such as tablet devices, gives us the ability to make learning more engaging and more effective in the classroom, and the opportunity to extend learning beyond it, out into the community.

About The Scheme

The Energy Coast UTC believes that using technology to enhance learning is paramount to modern learning. As technology has been rapidly evolving, the way we learn has changed with it.

We believe that utilising this technology, to provide a platform that is easily accessible for all students at college or elsewhere has a significant impact on their education.

Joining The Scheme

This is still currently being discussed, but ideally the UTC is looking to roll out the scheme to year 10 and year 12 students by September 2020. Further details will come out during open evenings and on this page.

Payment & Insurance

Once up and running, payments will be collected on behalf of the college by a partner organisation. Again, this is under discussion, but the approximate payment is likely to be in the order of £18 per month over 2 years when the iPad will become the property of the student. This price will include the iPad, case, keyboard and insurance.

Caring for your iPad

Care Guide FAQ ( Creation of this document is still pending, it will include damaged devices, insurance & app issues )

Fair Use Policy and Guidelines


My child's iPad is damaged, what do I do?

As part of the iPad Insurance policy, in the unfortunate event that the student’s academy-supplied iPad/Apple lightning lead/Apple charger unit is damaged or stolen, the insurance company requires that an insurance claim be filled out and submitted within ten days of the incident. You complete an insurance claim form or use the on-line portal. The system you need to use depends on which year your child is in. Please see the separate section on the Academy website which explains which insurance system you need to use. For stolen items, please report to the police and you will receive a crime reference number from them which will need to be stated in the insurance claim.

My child's iPad case is damaged, what do I do?

Browse online for the specific make of case detailed below. Once found, provide this information to the Energy Coast UTC IT Services department to confirm that the case is acceptable and will not void the insurance policy.

My child has no installed apps on their device.

If your child has no apps, please direct them to visit the IT Services department so that the appropriate diagnostics/software fixes can be made.

What apps are currently banned by the college?

To ensure the safety of our students within the college and online, particular social media apps have been judged as unsafe for use in the academy as they provide various different communications such as multi-user video chat, sharing photos and social media

facebook   messenfger
 insta  snap

Please note: This page is subject to change. Please continue to regularly check the Energy Coast UTC website for updates to this documentation.

College Apps

Aurasma Aurasma  LitCharts LitCharts
English Literature Success  English Literature Success OxfordDictionary Oxford
Explain Everything  Explain Everything Quizlet Quizlet

To view a comprehensive list of apps please click here ( App list is under development )

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