Schools rarely have the funding to provide every pupil with their own computer for use at home as well as in school, and there is nothing that says that they must. However, some schools share our belief that their pupils should have 1:1 access; knowing what a difference it can make to their education results. Most schools will need their parents to agree to contribute towards the cost however, either by buying a computer your child can take to school or contributing to a school programme, in order to make it possible.
Sometimes, if not enough parents agree to contribute to the programme, the school cannot take the programme forward. It is therefore vital that every parent who can contribute does do something, even if they can’t manage the whole of the recommended amount. Most schools will also happily work with parents to find the best way forward for you, for your child and for the school.
An easy way to contribute is to pay by direct debit. The direct debit facility means that once you have signed up to your school’s learning programme you don’t have to remember to organise payments every month or quarter. It’s easy and convenient. All you have to do is to complete the Donation Form provided by your school or the online form that you can access from the school’s website and give us a few basic details such as:
- How much you want to donate (your school will recommend a suitable amount)
- How often (monthly, quarterly, etc)
- How many payments in total you want to make (so a three year programme would be 36 monthly or 12 quarterly payments)