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Horizons iPads issued to all students

Horizons iPads issued to all students
Kelly Radford

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff; I appreciate it must be so tough teaching online and managing everything. And finally, thank you so much for the iPads!”

“We are very grateful for the iPads that have been provided by the school”

Receiving this feedback from parents after the roll-out of the Horizons iPads at Coulsdon has made the busy schedule of the past few weeks all the more worthwhile. We are delighted that 93% of our Horizons cohort now have their iPads to enhance their online learning from home. This means that over 700 of our students now have sole use of a device at home to ensure that can fully access their online lessons and minimise the disruption to their learning during this second school closure.

Originally, students in Coulsdon were not set to receive their devices until March 2021; however, thanks to the dedication of staff at Oasis to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to access the education they are entitled to, we were able to bring this forward to January during the second period of school closure of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sacha Dil Devincenzi, Year 9, said when collecting his device, “I think it’s amazing that we are being given these iPads. It is fantastic for those who really need them to access lessons at home, and I am really excited to get to use them in lessons when we return. It will make submitting and completing work so much easier, and at the moment with health and safety measures it’s going to be even better as there won’t be a need for teachers to touch our books.”

We are really looking forward to the time when we can safely welcome students back to the Academy again, and when this time comes we are excited to begin the next phase of our learning with the iPads as they become a key learning tool in the classroom, as well as at home for independent study.

“The teachers have been very helpful, gave an iPad so the remote learning was easier for everybody in the household, always in touch with us as to what is going on.”

To find out more about the Horizons scheme across Oasis academies, which will give all students, both current and future, an iPad for the duration of their time with us, please click here.

“We thank you all very much for wonderful work, for the iPads, and for helping our child”

“Many thanks to all the teachers and admin staff. We really think you are amazing. Our daughter loves the school iPad. Thanks SO much!”