1:1 Device Project
Introduction to the Project
Embracing Digital Inclusivity: We recognise the importance of digital skills in the modern world. With the digital sector forming a significant part of the UK economy, we understand the necessity of preparing our pupils for a future where digital proficiency is paramount. Nightingale School and Maritime Academy Trust have been working in collaboration with Leo Academy Trust. Our 1:1 Device Project, initiated in October 2021, is a testament to our commitment to bridging the digital divide and fostering an environment where technology enhances learning and personal development.
Empowering Our Pupils: The project's core objectives are to:
- Ensure that every Maritime child benefits from free access to their own Chromebook and this device stays with them until they leave us in Year 6
- Enhance learning opportunities through peer interaction
- Provide more problem-solving tasks
- Develop skills in connectivity, collaboration, and innovative learning methods
- Foster creativity and critical thinking
- Encourage self-learning and independent exploration
Building a Learning Community: A key aim is to use technology as a bridge between pupils, parents, and carers, creating a supportive community that extends learning beyond the classroom. This aligns with Maritime Academy Trust’s strategic goal of continuous learning, regardless of the school day.
Progress and Future Plans
Milestones and Expansion:
Current Status: At Nightingale School, we've made substantial progress in integrating technology into our educational framework. Presently, every pupil in Nightingale is equipped with their own Chromebook. This significant achievement underscores our commitment to digital literacy and individualised learning. We are also committed to ensuring our pupils remain safe online through robust monitoring and safeguarding software.
Future Goals: Nightingale School remains dedicated to ensuring that every child has their own device, recognising its critical role in supporting their educational journey and bridging the digital divide. The provision of individual devices is paramount to the academic progress of each child, particularly for those disadvantaged pupils who may not have access to such technology at home.
Continuous Professional Development
Sustaining the Change: Our CPD Curriculum Strategy will ensure that the project is sustainably embedded into our educational system. Ongoing training, feedback from staff, pupils, and parents, and continuous improvement will be the keystones of this project.
A Step Towards a Technologically Fluent Future
Nightingale School is dedicated to preparing our pupils for a world where digital literacy is not just an advantage but a necessity. Through the 1:1 Device Project, we are setting the foundation for a future-ready generation. We also ensure the safety of our pupils through robust safeguarding protocols and cutting-edge software.