We have adopted a BYOD (bring your own device) approach at Newbury School in the Hillary Team (Rooms 4, 5, 6 & 7). 

Below you will find a brief overview of the why and how, and a presentation used when discussing this approach with our parents.

Our BYOD Agreement can be found here.

What does BYOD look like at Newbury?

  • It is optional, not compulsory.
  • No-one is disadvantaged as school devices are available for all students who do not have BYOD.
  • It included managed access to a school based Google Apps account (email, docs, sheets, slides etc) for each student.
  • It provides a natural integration of digital citizenship learning and discussions for all students.
  • It is a deliberately blended approach where effective strategies for teaching and learning e.g. direct teacher instruction, group work, writing in books, art, sports etc still take place!

Why BYOD at Newbury?

  • Increased motivation and engagement in learning.
  • Enhanced ability to share and collaborate on learning, and give and receive feedback (e.g. student/teacher, student/student & student/home).
  • More choice in how and where students can learn and how they can present their understanding.
  • More personalised as learners can learn on their own device, use apps they are familiar with and have more choice.
  • Home school connection enhanced through students bring home their device (i.e. learning) every day.

If you have any further questions please contact the school or speak directly to your child’s teacher.