When are networks getting upgraded?
Network health checks are being carried out across all schools between now and the end of June. Upgrading work will then take place from August to December.
When will teachers and pupils get their iPads?
We’re in the process of agreeing a rollout schedule right now. It will start early in the new session and be completed by December 2022 at the latest. More details on this will follow soon, but it is likely we will deliver to teachers first, then Secondary schools, then Primary and Special.
How will I get support?
We envisage a blend of face to face (live or remote) support and access to a menu of asynchronous training materials for teachers. Schools have been asked to include an allocation of time within their Working Time Agreements to support this.
How will pupil deployment work?
We will provide advice and support to your school in the weeks ahead of your deployment, to help you communicate with your school community and plan your launch.
What apps will be available?
The project will initially provide access to the full suite of Apple and Microsoft 365 apps plus 50 additional curricular apps. We’re currently reviewing app requests from each sector/subject area and will consult again to agree a finalised list. There will be the facility to supplement this as the project progresses.
We will share further FAQs and more information on the programme in the coming weeks via email and on the web.