Giles Junior School (Stevenage) have won an award towards giving each teacher a mini ipad and Apple’s Lightspeed app. to facilitate monitoring/control of ICT use and give one-to-one and feedback to pupils.
As Louise Whitby, Headteacher, wrote in her application:
“This will impact significantly on all pupils but our focus will be to see if we can close the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils as the feedback given to these pupils can be very specific and timely - verbalising it through audio will allow children to modify their writing as though they had an adult sitting next to them.”
Giles have a large number of disadvantaged pupils and this project should have a big impact on bringing them up to speed.