First, we want to make sure every pupil receives the same opportunities, and we want to address any inequalities. Oasis Horizons will mean that everyone has access online learning. It doesn’t matter where they are, or what time it is, our young people will be able to learn, study or research online. The iPads will enhance everyone’s learning.
Second, we want to deliver the Oasis curriculum, and the best teaching and learning, into the hands of every pupil, at home and at school. The iPad will also come with access to hundreds of powerful educational applications, or apps, that pupils will be able to use to take their learning further.
Third, Oasis Horizons empowers our staff to work more efficiently. Research shows that iPads can reduce the time taken to do important but slow activities like marking, and therefore free up more time to support their pupils.
Fourth, we know that learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom, but at home, and that our young people’s families play the most important role of all in supporting their children with their education. Oasis Horizons will bring some of the resources of the classroom into our pupils’ homes, providing a tool for parents and children to use together to drive our pupils’ progress.
Finally, Oasis Horizons prepares our young people for their next steps. Using this powerful tool each day will give them a greater understanding of e-safety, and provide them with the opportunity to engage with technology throughout their school career. Oasis Horizons provides a firm foundation towards further education, or aspirational, fulfilling and prosperous careers.