Chromebooks 2018 - The Streetly Academy
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This following chromebook plan is available to all students who are currently in Year 7 (2017/18)

You can contact us at school to discuss any further questions you may have at d.pyatt@thestreetlyacademy.co.uk. The payment portal for Chromebooks will close on 30th May 2018.

 

 

Option 1 - Parents/Guardians Purchase a Viglen 360 or Viglen 11 Chromebook

With this option you are purchasing the Chromebook and the price will include a contribution from the school. The Chromebook will be subject to the same monitoring system (GoGuardian) as school owned devices.  The Chromebook will remain the property of the student once the student has left. There are two models available to purchase, the touch screen Viglen 360 at £290, or Viglen 11 at £199. They are ordered online through SCOPAY using a credit/debit card.

 

Models Include:

  • 36 months manufacturer's warranty.

  • Viglen 360 - 12 month Accidental damage cover (£10 excess per claim, max 2 claims). Viglen 11 - 36 month Accidental damage cover (£10 excess per claim, max 3 claims)

  • The loan of a MAX Explorer Bag 2.0 (or similar) required for insurance

 

Viglen 360 - More information at http://viglen.xma.co.uk/chromebook360/

Viglen 11 - More Information at http://alllearn.xma.co.uk/google/viglen-chromebook.php

 

Option 2 - Loan a School Chromebook for £50 deposit

This option enables a student to loan a Chromebook which they will use during the day and take home after School. The £50 deposit is used to cover the cost of any damage to the device or accessories and will be returned, less any reductions for repairs, once the Chromebook, charger and case are handed in at the end of the loan period (Provided the equipment is in satisfactory condition). In this case, the school remains the owner of the Chromebook and there is no choice of Chromebook make or model (The Chromebook may have been used previously by other students). The Chromebook can be changed at the School’s discretion at any time for a different make or model and must be kept in its case.
 

Option 3 - Loan of a Locker Chromebook £0

In this instance the student collects a Chromebook each day from lockers before school and returns it after plenary.  The Chromebook will remain in school at all times and will be charged in lockers. The device cannot be taken home and the Chromebook remains the property of the school at all times. The device must be kept in a case if requested.
 

Option 4 - Own Chromebook Device

You can purchase your own Chromebook and bring it to school, we cannot offer any repairs for these devices but may be able to offer support in a limited capacity.


 

Comparison Table

 

 

Cost

Touch screen

Student owns Device

Case Provided by School

Accidental Damage Cover*

36 Months Warranty Cover

Deposit Reduced/Lost by damage to Device

Viglen 360 Chromebook

£290

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

Viglen 11 Chromebook

£199

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

N/A

£50 Deposit Chromebook

£50

No

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

Yes

Locker Chromebook

£0

No

No

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Own Device

N/A

N/A

Yes

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

*The 36 months Viglen 11 accidental insurance has a maximum of 3 claims with a £10 excess per claim (excess is a condition by the insurance company). The 12 month Viglen 360 accidental damage cover has a maximum of 2 claims with a £10 excess per claim. Both must be kept in an approved case for insurance to be valid, insurance repair will void the warranty on the device.

 

 

  • Cover includes Accidental Damage, Theft, Flood Damage, Fire Damage

  • Worldwide cover up to 90 days in a 12 month period

  • Automatic reinstatement after a successful claim

  • Loss is NOT covered (this includes devices that go missing from an unlocked/unattended classroom)

  • Accessories such as cases, power cables, stylus, external keyboards etc are not covered

  • Student claims limit: 2 successful claims within the first 12 months, 3 successful claims over the duration of the scheme (if the device is being used as a 1:1 device) - dependant on length of cover

  • School are insurance policy holder, students and staff are ‘authorised users’

  • Device must be kept in the case provided at all times (Streetly Academy will loan you a case)

  • £10,000 single claim limit

 

It is advised that you read the Terms and Conditions of insurance before purchasing the Chromebook

 

When will students use the Chromebook?

Students will be expected to bring a fully charged Chromebook to every lesson, just like they bring a pen and planner.  The Chromebook can last up to 12 hours between charges - students will not be able to charge Chromebooks in school.

Can I connect the Chromebook to the internet at my house?

Chromebooks use wireless to connect to a network, so you will need WiFi at home to use the Chromebook on the Internet. If you have WiFi, your network security key can be added to the Chromebook before log on.

What happens if the Chromebook is damaged?

For an Option 1 purchase of a Chromebook, these can be taken into the IT Support Department who will contact the insurance company on your behalf, the device will be sent away to be repaired. A £10 excess (which the insurance company has insisted that the School must charge) is payable to the School by you.

For Option 2 £50 deposit Chromebooks these devices are owned by the school, and may be sent off for repair or repaired in house. If a student who has paid a £50 deposit damages the Chromebook, then the repair cost will be deducted from the deposit and only what remains will be returned at the end of the loan.

What happens if the Chromebook is lost or stolen?

If a Chromebook is lost or stolen, it is important that it is reported to the IT Support team immediately.  The Chromebook will be remotely disabled, which renders it unusable and unfit for resale.

What about filtering/internet safety?

All Chromebooks have a monitoring system installed on them.  This enables us to monitor and filter students use both in school and at home.  Whilst students are on the school site, our internet policies apply - this filters out all inappropriate content (such as pornography) and social networking.  At home, the device is filtered from inappropriate sites, but social networking is enabled.

How will the Chromebook be backed up?

The Chromebook is always backed up and our students have unlimited storage space in the Google Drive.

What happens when I leave The Streetly Academy?

If you have a Viglen 11 or 360 Chromebook you keep the device. For the £50 deposit the Chromebook  must be returned to the School, failure to do so will result in the device being locked and the deposit being lost.

Why do repairs void the warranty?

This is due to repairs not being undertaken by the manufacturer but the repair company.

Is there a Responsible Use Policy?

Yes there is, please see below.

 

Responsible Use Policy

For students using the academy’s IT infrastructure and / or equipment or their own equipment on the academy’s site

The academy provides IT hardware and infrastructure for appropriate use by students to support their school activities. The academy expects all users of its system to practice appropriate and safe behaviour when online. By using the academy’s hardware / infrastructure you agree to the following terms.

General

By any use of IT (personal or school-provided) within the school site you…

  • Agree to use personal devices only in the designated social / external areas and at designated times.

  • Agree to use personal devices for lawful purposes only.

  • Agree to never take photos, audio or video of another person without their explicit permission.

  • Agree to report any instances of cyberbullying, misuse of equipment to your Head of Year.

  • Agree to never plug in personal charging equipment into the academy’s electrical supply.

  • Agree to never attempt to bypass any network security systems on site.

  • Agree to common password security standards:

    • Maintaining a strong password

    • Not sharing your password with others

    • Checking for privacy when entering your password

    • Using unique passwords for different sites / systems you use

Use of the BYOD WiFi network

By accessing the BYOD network you…

  • Understand that access to this network is via the academy’s filtering systems.

  • Understand that this network is provided by the academy as an additional, free service and carries no guarantee of availability or security.

  • Agree to only use the network for reasonable and lawful purposes such as school based research, work, communications, etc.

  • Agree to only use the network’s bandwidth in a reasonable way and “fair use” manner by; for example, not uploading/ downloading large files.

  • Agree to ensure any personal device connected to the BYOD network is secured and protected appropriately from malware, viruses, trojans etc.

  • Agree to not bypass filtering or other control measures on the BYOD network.

  • Agree to not knowingly download malware or other software with the intention of bypassing security systems, or visit “cracking” or proxy sites to do the same.

Use of Academy-provided Devices (e.g. Chromebooks)

The academy provides devices to specific groups of students to support their school-based activities.

By accepting the loan of the device you…

  • Understand the device may be monitored on and off site.

  • Understand the device is supplied to you for work-related use only, and is not for anyone else to use.

  • Agree to only use the device for lawful and work-related purposes only.

  • Agree to bring the device with you each working day in a charged and work-ready condition.

  • Agree to our technical team physically inspecting the device without notice.

  • Agree to never install any app, plugin or extension to attempt to disable or bypass the academy’s monitoring or filtering systems.

  • Agree to take due care of the devices and accessories to prevent damage by:

    • Keeping the device clean

    • Using protective devices / cases correctly

    • Taking care to leave any unattended devices in a secure location

    • Agree to password-lock any device that is left unattended

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