December 1, 2021
Online learning platforms have become popular tools to complement in-person learning in schools. Now two disadvantaged pupils at Didcot Girls’ School can access the same learning as their peers thanks to donations of rebuilt laptops.
Didcot Girls’ School is a comprehensive secondary serving Didcot West – a ward that is among the 30% most deprived in England when it comes to educational attainment. In addition to ocaasionally having to revert to home learning due to COVID-19 outbreaks, since lockdown the school has continued to make use of online learning platforms, such as Hegarty maths and Satchel:One, to embed classroom teaching.
Of the pupils supported, one who is a Child We Care For, and the other is in receipt of Pupil Premium. These devices have been invaluable to support these young people, particularly when there are occasions due to COVID-19, that lessons are having to be provided remotely. As a school, when remote provision is having to be accessed, this is being provided through Teams and now both students can access these with no issues.
The school’s Deputy Safeguarding Officer says: “They can now work from home without any difficulties. As a school, we and the two students themselves are exceptionally grateful for these devices so that they can access their education and we can support them to reach their full potential.”
Thank you to all those individuals and businesses who have donated devices to make this work possible.
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