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Independent Consultancy

Consultancy for leadership to help educational institutions to create a holistic vision for teaching with technology which is designed to sit alongside a well-planned IT strategy. It also helps avoid deployment issues and provides links to industry partners. All institutions are entitled to a free initial consultancy visit. Following this free visit, further consultancy is charged at £400 (+VAT) per half-day and £800 (+VAT) per full day.

Teaching With Technology Skills Audit

The competence and confidence of teachers in using technology is one of the biggest factors influencing its effective use to enhance teaching and learning. The Tablet Academy offers digital skills audit services in order to provide schools with a snapshot of their teachers' current skills. The report of such an audit can assist with the planning of a training programme that is both relevant and meaningful. We offer three distinct packages:

Free Skills Audit

This free online survey provides you with an oversight of your teaching staffs' current teaching with technology skills. It provides access to a graphical summary of the results, then if the school decides it is important you can upgrade to the Basic Skills Audit and instantly receive all the detailed results for each individual member of staff, plus a bespoke report created by our consultants.

Basic Skills Audit £800 +Vat

Teachers complete an online survey ranking their skill levels across a range of applications and digital tools. The survey has been designed to assess a range of skills and provides a basic benchmark by which to compare competencies. A report summarising the survey results is provided as part of the package outlining the strengths and weaknesses of staff skills.

Detailed Skills Audit £2400 +Vat

In addition to the online survey described in the basic audit, this package also includes a day’s visit by a consultant to meet and interview staff. A detailed professional development and planning report is provided which includes an analysis of each key skill area, a review of the school's digital strategy, a summary of staff reactions, opportunities and concerns.

Professional Development

Teacher Training delivered by experienced educators

Our professional development services are delivered as practical, hands-on group training sessions, or one-to-one support (including co-teaching) which focus on the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. Delivered by experienced educators, a training programme is created in consultation with your organisation to ensure relevant outcomes are achieved.Tablet Academy trains an average of 12,000 teachers a year and courses are tailored to meet school's individual requirements. They often include such modules as:
  • Office 365 (Classroom, One Drive, Skype for Business, SWAY, Office MIX)
  • Google Apps for Education Classroom, Drive, Docs etc.)
  • iPads in the Classroom
  • OneNote in the Classroom
  • Minecraft in Education
  • Computing Curriculum
  • Robotics and Programming
  • Using Technology to Support SEN Students
  • Plus much, much more...

Our rates

Half day training: £400 +VAT

Full day training: £675 +VAT

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Annual Support Packages

Tablet Academy support packages provide on-going support which is focused on the use of technology in the classroom. Institutions committing to a support package can customise their support by selecting from any of our Core Services including high level consultancy at no extra cost. Each package runs for a 12-month period from the date of placing the order, and days must be consumed within this period. Packages include a range of special offers but most importantly they give the school focused support when they need it at discounted rates.

Bronze

£2400+Vat/per year

  • 6 half day on‐site support sessions. (saving of £100)
  • Special offers from Tablet Academy Partners.
  • Complimentary ticket to the VIP Annual Networking Dinner.
  • Email support service.
  • Priority opportunities with the Tablet Academy.
  • Save 10% on additional Tablet Academy services and events.

Silver

£3800+Vat/per year

  • 10 half day on‐site support sessions (saving of £200).
  • Special offers from Tablet Academy Partners.
  • Complimentary ticket to the VIP Annual Networking Dinner.
  • Email support service.
  • Priority opportunities with the Tablet Academy.
  • Save 10% on additional Tablet Academy services and events.

Gold

£5700+Vat/per year

  • 15 half day on‐site support sessions (saving of £300).
  • Special offers from Tablet Academy Partners.
  • Complimentary ticket to the VIP Annual Networking Dinner.
  • Email support service.
  • Priority opportunities with the Tablet Academy.
  • Save 10% on additional Tablet Academy services and events.

Platinum

£7600+Vat/per year

  • 20 half day on‐site support sessions (saving of £400).
  • Special offers from Tablet Academy Partners.
  • Complimentary ticket to the VIP Annual Networking Dinner.
  • Email support service.
  • Priority opportunities with the Tablet Academy.
  • Save 10% on additional Tablet Academy services and events.

Lamar University Certificate in Technology Enhanced Learning

A professional development programme in association with Lamar University

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Academy Trusts and Cluster Support Packages

Tablet Academy support packages provide on-going support focused on the use of technology in the classroom. Institutions committing to an annual support package can customise their support by using their half-days against any of our Core Services including high level consultancy at no additional cost.

Silver

£16,000+Vat/per year

  • 50 half day on-site training sessions.
  • Unified approach to the use of technology across the trust/cluster and appropriate CPD programme.
  • Complimentary ticket for one senior leader from each institution to the Annual Networking Dinner.
  • Email support service
  • Save 10% on additional Tablet Academy services.

Gold

£24,000+Vat/per year

  • 75 half day on-site support sessions.
  • Unified approach to the use of technology across the trust/cluster and appropriate CPD programme.
  • Complimentary ticket for one senior leader from each institution to the Annual Networking Dinner.
  • Email support service.
  • Save 10% on additional Tablet Academy services.

Platinum

£32,000+Vat /per year

  • 100 half day on-site support sessions.
  • Unified approach to the use of technology across the trust/cluster and appropriate CPD programme.
  • Complimentary ticket for one senior leader from each institution to the Annual Networking Dinner.
  • Email support service.
  • Save 10% on additional Tablet Academy services.
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pupil enrichment days

CSI - Forensics

In this, our most popular workshop, students have to solve a crime using 21st Century Skills, Science, Mathematics and logical thinking. Working in teams they must collect evidence, analyse clues and create a written report as to their hypothesis, which they then share and discuss with the rest of the class.

Minecraft

Minecraft instantly engages students. The immersive experience helps students create and collaborate in support of their learning. Our Minecraft sessions can be tailored to meet your curriculum focus, be that creative writing or exploring a mathematical theory, the opportunities are endless. We use a specially adapted version of Minecraft (MinecraftEDU) which has been designed specifically for schools and teachers.

STEM Workshops

This workshop consists of 6 activities which are designed to challenge pupil’s understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students work in groups to solve an equation, program a Turtle, investigate a murder and much more.

Robotics Workshops

If there is anything students love, its Robots. Our Robotics Workshop provides students with the opportunity to take control and program a range of robots to complete obstacle courses, solve mathematical challenges and cover elements of the computing curriculum, all in one activity.

Animation Workshops

Animation is great way to encourage writing, team work and the use of technology. The process requires pupils to apply a range of skills and can create quick results which have a quality outcome. This workshop can be built into a scheme of work where the teacher works with pupils to prepare stories, backdrops and characters prior to the workshop where we provide the knowledge and equipment to bring the animation to life.

Green Screen Studio Day

Working with film is an excellent way to encourage writing. Our Green Screen Studio Days are perfect for teachers who want to work with the pupils creating storylines, scripts, character profiles and storyboards, but don't have the knowledge or equipment to produce the end videos. This is where Tablet Academy can deliver a workshop where we combine all the skills learnt and work produced to create videos with Hollywood style affects.

Computing Curriclum

Delivered by our computing curriculum experts these workshops are designed to build on pupils current knowledge, providing new learning opportunities and stretching their understanding of the subject. Teachers also find this workshop a great source of knowledge and a way to gain professional development whilst teaching.

3D Printing

Not all schools can afford their own 3D printer but that doesn't mean your pupils have to miss out on working with 3D models. During this workshop pupils work with Tablet Academy consultants to explore and create with 3D software before saving their work for printing. The models that are not produced on the day are produced off-site and delivered back to the school when complete.

Design Your Own

We would be happy to work with you to develop your own Enrichment Day. All we need to know is the subject, age of pupils and required outcomes. Once we have these we will present our ideas for you to approve before the workshop takes place. Call 01952 567450 to discuss your ideas.

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MIE Teacher Academies

The Microsoft MIE Teacher Academy delivered to you by Tablet Academy as a Microsoft Global Education Training Partner is the most cost effective way of upskilling your teaching staff to make use of the full range of Microsoft tools and discover new pedagogic practices through the ‘21st Century Learning Design’ academy.

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Virtual Reality Experience

Our Virtual Reality experience allows you to take your class to another planet and back again, without even leaving the classroom. Your students will be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes accompanied by fascinating facts of a selection of over 200 destinations from around the world and beyond.

School Website Audit

Does your school website meet the statutory requirements?

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Screening

We Support Free Vision Screening Solution For Schools

Teaming up with Thomson Screening and Specsavers we are now able to offer all UK schools a free vision screening solution. The solution enables schools to screen a child's vision in less than 3 minutes and automatically generate a letter to parents or guardians to inform them if a potential issue with a child's sight has been identified.

Measuring Success:

Tablet Academy Research

Measuring success is not about ticking boxes, it’s about how to identify which elements worked best, and which ones need improvement. An effective evaluation of staff and student experience can be used to create reports to communicate your success to parents and governors or share your ideas with colleagues inside and outside your school. Our Research Programmes are delivered by Dr. Mark Childs, an educator and well published researcher who has evaluated school and university education both nationally and internationally. Our Measuring Success packages come in three different forms.
  • Basic Package (£600 +Vat) - One-day workshop introducing all the basic principles of conducting education research enabling the school to conduct it's own research.
  • Medium Package (£2000 +Vat) - The medium package therefore includes both the one day workshop as described above, and two days of online interaction with the project leader in order to develop and consolidate your study.
  • Full Package (£3000 +Vat) - This package outsources the evaluation of the learning programme at your institution to the Tablet Academy. Our evaluator will work with your organisation to develop and undertake the research programme summarised in a written report.

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