All new Year 7 students are encouraged to enrol in the Chromebook Purchase Program. In partnership with Freedom Tech, we have negotiated a
The equipment on offer
The Programme is geared towards Google Chromebook Devices because Google Apps for Education are free and Google can be used on any type of device.Our preferred device is the ASUS Chromebook C202SA which comes with a ruggedized body, warranty in case of any technical problems, as well as insurance for accidental damage and theft. Note: devices are subject to change according to availability.
The right piece of kit
Having access to the latest technology when and where they need it gives students the very best chance of success in and beyond the classroom. But, for parents, making that investment can be a struggle and the equipment they choose may not always be in line with the schools existing systems and infrastructure.
How technology supports student learning
Independent academic research undertaken in Scotland during 2013 by the University of Hull found that:
The ownership of a personal mobile device facilitates many of the pedagogical aspirations set out in Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence framework.
The adoption of personal mobile technologies significantly increases access to technology for students, which brings many benefits for learning which include greater motivation, engagement, parental involvement, and understanding of complex ideas.
How the device is funded
Parents enter into fixed monthly payments based on the term, and a cash option is also available. Both bring the following benefits:
- Spread payment with no personal credit check.
- Significant savings vs the high street.
- Fully warrantied for internal failure for three years.
- Fully insured for accidental damage and theft (ADT) for three years.
- The device then becomes yours.
How long can I spread the payments over?
What is the excess on the insurance policy?
Can my child use the device at home?
When will my child receive the device?
The first ordering window typically opens in June for a period of 4 weeks and orders need to be placed by within that time.
Your first direct debit will be collected on or around the 25th July.
If you miss the first ordering window you will have a further opportunity to place an order for a device which we will share the details in the new school year.
What if my child leaves the school?
What happens at the end of the agreement?
On your final payment the device becomes yours.
How many devices can I order?
What happens if I miss a payment or can no longer afford the device?
What happens if I cannot afford to join the scheme?
How do I make an insurance or warranty claim?
Will there be any credit checks?
Please contact the Freedomtech support team:
0203 857 5630