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iPads for learning

Our Aims

Both Melbourn Village College and the Cam Academy Trust are committed to giving every student the best education possible.  There is no doubt that digital technology will continue to transform the workplace and all aspects of our lives.  We have a responsibility to our students to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in that 21st century workplace: to be digitally literate; to be able to think and work independently; to be able to problem-solve and to collaborate with one another.  We believe that technology can place a crucial role in the classroom, transforming the learning opportunities available to our students.

We believe that embracing more fully the potential of the use of IT in the education process can help students to:

  • Learn powerfully
  • Learn for life
  • Learn from each other

Using 1:1 devices

The use of iPads by students on a 1:1 basis has the potential to:

  • provide opportunities to enhance students' overall learning experience
  • give access to learning anywhere, anytime - both in classrooms and at home
  • narrow the digital divide between students
  • encourage students to become more independent in their learning
  • personalise learning to suit individual students
  • provide opportunities to create and share work

We believe that iPads empower us to work together to open new avenues to learning, so that our students are flexible, creative and better prepared for the future.

Our iPad for Learning Scheme

Following the successful launch of iPads at Cambourne Village College in 2019, we at MVC introduced iPads with our 2021/2 Year 7 cohort. This was the start of a three year plan to extend iPads to all pupils, alongside a similar introduction at Comberton Village College.

Given the long-standing challenges around school funding, Trust schools are not able to fully fund the scheme from within their core budgets. We therefore rely on parents/carers supporting us through voluntary donations.

The video below was created to explain the scheme to our initial cohort and contains more information about the background to the introduction:

Questions about the Scheme

We hope that most questions regarding iPads for learning will be addressed through the presentation above and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which tackles a number of questions that have been raised across the Trust in relation to this scheme.

If you can't find the answer to your question or would like further information, please email 

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