Chromebooks & Lockers
Why have we chosen Chromebooks?
There are a wide range of tablet and laptop-style devices available on the market and Putteridge High School conducted pilot schemes and extensive research when considering the type of device which would be best suited to students in our school.
A Chromebook looks like a laptop in appearance but operates in a very different way with students accessing services and apps online. The Chromebook operating system is produced by Google who provide a wealth of apps and services which are specifically designed to support students in education.
Chromebook devices boot-up in a matter of seconds and have a battery life that lasts up to 8 hours, dependent on use. Chromebook devices are managed centrally by our IT Support Team to ensure that access is safe and secure. Internet content is filtered for inappropriate content to ensure students can access everything they need for their school work.
Students need to be prepared for an increasingly digital world. Research has confirmed that good home access to technology has a positive impact on a child’s educational achievements; it often motivates them to do schoolwork by providing more interesting and engaging ways to learn. Student work is often better presented so their selfesteem grows and they can explore subjects that interest them in their own time.
The following are just a few examples of what students will do at Putteridge High School:
- Create, share and collaborate using GSuite
- Use subject related apps in the classroom and at home
- Collaborative learning
What is included?
How do I order?
For the final time this academic year (2023/24) to order the Chromebook for your child, please click on the link below and enter the details shown:
Email: Please use your email address
(Please note when logging into the portal the password and username will not work if it is copied and pasted - it needs to be typed in manually)
Should you need to contact Freedom Tech directly please call 0203 8575 670 option 6 or https://freedomtech.co.uk/contact-us/
The purchasing portal will close on 10th October 2023 and payments will be taken by direct debit directly through Freedom Technology who operate the scheme.
The direct debit reference on your bank account will be ‘Freedom Tech’, so please do not delete this if you wish to continue with your purchase. The first direct debit will be taken on 25th October 2023. Should the direct debit payment fail, or you miss the booking deadline the next opportunity to purchase will be in the Summer term 2024.
How do I arrange repairs ?
If the Chromebook has an issue or is damaged, we can diagnose the problem in school by bringing the device to T Toyer. If the device needs technical support this is available in school. Any further issues will be sent to Freedom Tech for repair / replacement.
If you have an issue with your chromebook please contact Freedom Technology directly by clicking here.
Our full Chromebook for Learning Parent / Carer Handbook can be read below.
A copy of our Chromebook Code for Students can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Central Admin Team - centraladmin@putteridgehigh.
Lockers are supplied through Secure Lockers.
If your child has forgotten their locker code or you would like the code resetting please visit https://locker.rentals/ where you are able to access this via the homepage or contact email email@example.com / 0330 311 1003
For any locker support please go to - https://locker.rentals/contact-us