Our school needs new laptops!

by Friends of Botley School in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £570

£4,000 target 16 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 13th June 2024 at 9:40am

We aim to fund a new class set of pupil laptops and provide a new staff laptop for each of our teachers. These will make a huge difference!

by Friends of Botley School in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Our aim is to complete the IT transformation of Botley School this year. We have invested a lot in a new server, new wireless provision and new interactive whiteboards - all in the last two years. We now need some help to get over the finishing line by funding a new set of pupil laptops and replacing the old and slow teacher laptops with new models. 

"A new class set of laptops would be amazing as our current class set has a few missing, and some of the laptops are starting to fail. New laptops fit for computing lessons would make a huge difference, and we can still use the existing set for research and practice."  Botley School teacher

Completing this project will:

  • improve the quality of teaching through IT provision that is fit for purpose and efficient;
  • increase the amount of learning that Botley pupils achieve in lesson-time by avoiding unnecessary delays and IT issues;
  • ensure the school has sufficient working pupil laptops to enable pair-work in IT lessons, with no pupils having to share between three or more people;
  • increase staff wellbeing by removing the frustration of out-dated and slow IT equipment;
  • improve retention of teaching staff by providing the practical resources they need to do their jobs effectively. 

"It is impossible to teach properly without a decent teacher laptop. I always say that children need to have the tools for the job, eg pencils, rulers etc. It is the same for teachers. My laptop is slow, has zero battery and as a result hampers teaching and the children's learning. It is very frustrating! A new laptop would make a world of difference. Please help us get new laptops!" Botley School teacher

We wish we didn't need to ask for help with this. We shouldn't have to. But current government funding of primary schools is simply inadequate. So we have to find other ways.   

Without a doubt, being able to supply new laptops to all teachers and a new set of pupil laptops will improve the service that Botley School can provide for our children, helping to raise standards and giving the pupils a more solid educational foundation.


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