Information Communication Technology and BYOD
In order to provide appropriate research and communication tools in school, we offer pupils access to the Internet and email from any station on the computer network. However, before the School allows students to use the Internet and email, they must obtain parental permission and agree to use the ICT system in a responsible way, adhering to the School’s Behaviour Policy and the Anti-Bullying Policy.
Please read carefully the Acceptable Use Policy (Appendix 3) with your daughter, and then please complete the online reply form as evidence of your approval and acceptance of the School rules on this matter. The educational benefits of the Internet and email access are obvious; however, ease of access to the system brings new possibilities of exposure to unsuitable material and misuse. We believe that the benefits to pupils from access to the Internet, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, exceed any disadvantages. The School operates a strict filtering system so that the pupils are protected as much as possible when they use computers and tablets in school. However, as with any other area, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources.
In school time, teachers will guide pupils towards appropriate material. At home, families bear the same responsibility for guidance as they exercise with other information sources, such as television, telephones, films and radio.
Please can you and your daughter complete the relevant sections of this electronic Form (link below) to show that you both have read, understood and agree to the rules included in the Acceptable Use of IT Policy.
If you do not sign and return this agreement, access may not be granted to school ICT systems.
If you have more than one daughter at the school, this Form must be completed separately for each individual.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
A letter has already been sent with BYOD information, however you can also find information on the School website on the BYOD website page that contains a huge amount of information including:
The philosophy behind BYOD
The blended learning approach we use at King’s High
Pupils need their devices at the start of Year 7, but do not need to bring them into school until asked to do so. We will provide all the necessary training for pupils to introduce them to BYOD and there will also be ongoing support available via drop-in lunchtime clubs that are run by our Digital Ambassadors.