Device Loan Scheme at Longfield Academy
When students join Longfield Academy in year 7, they are provided with a chromebook. We believe that having the use of a chromebook in the academy, and being able to take the device home, is invaluable in supporting your son/daughter in their studies throughout their education.
Receipt of a chromebook under this scheme is subject to a signed loan agreement and acceptable use of technology (AUP). Copies of both of these can be collected from the academy reception.
This is a loan agreement and at no point will students be able to purchase the device.
The chromebooks are a valuable resource to support the blended learning strategy. If you would like to voluntarily contribute to this scheme, we will really welcome the gesture. To do this you can make a payment by using ParentPay; donations can be as little as £5 per quarter or a one off donation of £30. This equates to less than £1 per week meaning that your son/daughter can access all classwork and homework no matter where they are and have full access to the Google Classrooms and all other online resources. Contribution to the scheme is voluntary and not a prerequisite for receiving a device.
- Students will be expected to bring the chromebook to the academy each day, fully charged, for use in lessons.
- Students will use their best endeavours to look after the device and not accessorise or otherwise alter the appearance of the chromebook in any way.
- Students will be able to continue with online work from home in the case of any periods of absence from the academy.
- Students should only use the chromebooks in classes for class activities as directed by a teacher, and for no other purpose.
- Any and all damage to the chromebook must be reported to the academy immediately.
Misuse of the chromebook may result in sanctions inline with our academy behaviour policy. This could also involve the device being confiscated.
- We ask that all parents/carers are involved in discussions about online safety, and responsible use of technology. Information can be found on our website by clicking here.
- The chromebook is insured BUT you may be asked to pay an excess via ParentPay each time the insurance policy is activated (e.g. for deliberate damage (vandalism)).
- A charger lead will be provided with the chromebook however this is not covered by the insurance policy so must remain at home. If the charger lead were to become lost or broken it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to purchase a replacement that is functional, and to return this with the device at the end of the loan agreement.
- We strongly recommend that you purchase a chromebook cover/case to protect the device, and also ensure your child has a school bag big enough to carry the device and all the usual school equipment to and from the academy each day.
If you have any questions regarding the loan scheme please do not hesitate to email Christine Goodwin, Chromebook Administrator.
Frequently Asked Questions
No – the chromebooks issued from this point are all loan agreement only. The Leigh Academies Trust no longer offers a purchase scheme. During the term of your agreement the chromebook remains the property of Leigh Academies Trust.
No – however, in some cases we do ask that parents/carers help with insurance policy excess in the event that the device is damaged deliberately. We do strongly encourage parents/carers to purchase a protective case for the device so that your child does not cause any accidental damage. Parents/carers are permitted to contribute to the scheme voluntarily however.
No – students must use their best endeavours to look after the device and not accessorise or otherwise alter the appearance of the chromebook in any way.
The lifespan of the loan scheme device is normally three years. You will be advised when it is required to bring it back, and replacements will be issued.
If your child leaves the academy before the end of the agreement the laptop will need to be returned to the academy.
You must bring it into school and speak to main reception as soon as possible.
A charger lead will be provided with the chromebook however this is not covered by the insurance policy so must remain at home. If the charger lead were to become lost or broken it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to purchase a replacement that is functional, and to return this with the device at the end of the loan agreement.
Your parents/carers will need to contact the Chromebook Administrator, Christine Goodwin to explain what has happened.