We are delighted to announce the launch of a Chromebooks for Learning Scheme at Tring School, an exciting project destined to take our students’ learning experience to a new level.
Our students’ daily lives are filled with technology and they are quick to embrace new developments. We want them to feel at ease in this rapidly changing climate.
We believe using Chromebooks will enable our pupils to become well-informed, responsible digital citizens and lifelong learners. All students at Tring School will have access to a Chromebook – either their own, or one from the school’s pool for use in lesson time only.
Once our students have access to their own devices, we firmly believe the new scheme will bring enormous educational benefits, and hope parents will get behind this ground-breaking initiative.
We must stress, however, that the scheme is voluntary. Special provision will be made for those who choose not to join it, to ensure no-one is disadvantaged. The school has a number of Chromebooks successfully used in the trialling which can be issued to children each morning on the understanding the equipment will be returned at the end of the school day.
Ideally, our preference would have been to purchase Chromebooks for all students from school funds. Sadly, due to increasing financial pressures, this is simply not possible.
We introduced the scheme in four stages over a 12 month period:
Year 10 – September 2016
Year 7 – January 2017
Years 8 & 9 – Easter 2017
Year 7 (those joining us in September 2017) – September 2017
For our new year 7 starting in September 2017, you will collect your Chromebook on your first day at Tring School
In the 21st century, it is important for students’ educational experience to be as varied, dynamic and stimulating as possible. Our extensive research has convinced us this technology will support our aims, which is why we are so keen to press ahead with the scheme.
A balanced combination of school and home learning is crucial to the future success of young people, and technology opens the door to a new and engaging world that extends effective study way beyond the confines of the classroom. Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education will give our students ready access to information wherever they are, whenever they like.
Chromebooks will supplement the existing learning strategies at Tring School, letting pupils study safely, effectively and productively. Trials of the devices were highly successful, and we saw a significant increase in student engagement.
All the information you need about our scheme is here on our website. You can also email us via the Chromebooks for Learning Scheme at firstname.lastname@example.org