All students are required to have an iPad that they use to support with their learning both in and out of the Academy. They are a fundamental part of our Teaching and Learning strategy and are used extensively by all staff.

Students are required to use the devices to access our VLE but also as a method of collating student feedback in our lessons.

We offer a scheme every September to allow parents/carers to purchase a device and thus have the benefit of paying in small instalments.

iPad scheme

The Academy iPad scheme includes insurance for accidental damage and theft. However as we have different schemes, there are different companies involved and it is important that you know who to contact.

The Y7 and optional Y10 scheme (September 2022) are with Edutech and our Apple reseller Sync digital.  In the event of a claim please visit https://edutech.zone/parent_enquiries/ in a web browser, input your iPad serial number in the box and follow the onscreen instructions. Please note that Loss is not covered under the education scheme, but accidental damage is.

The Year 8 and optional Y10 scheme (September 2021) are with Edutech and our Apple reseller Sync digital.  Y8 insurance is valid until September 2024.  The optional Y10 scheme insurance is valid until July 2023.  In the event of a claim please visit the above link and follow the onscreen instructions.

The Year 9, 10 and 11 schemes are with CPU and our Apple reseller Sync digital. All payments are complete unless Y9 are paying over 36 months, all Y9 insurance is still valid until September 2023.  In the event of a claim please visit http://cpu.co.uk/claim in a web browser, input your iPad serial number in the box and follow the onscreen instructions. Please note that Loss is not covered under the education scheme, but accidental damage and theft is.

You will need the serial number of the iPad which is written on the box, back of the device (in very small print) and in the Settings / About menu option.


For all schemes there is a 14 day deadline! This means the insured event that caused the accidental damage (or theft), has to have taken place within 14 days of the claim being received. Therefore do not delay and put in your claim immediately. Having a functional iPad is a vital part of Academy life!

Here’s hoping you don’t need to use the insurance. As a final reminder, the iPad has to be in a hard protective case that covers the front and back of the device as well as the corners. Cases with open corners where the iPad is exposed (even though the material extends fully over the iPad) are not acceptable for the insurance.

The accidental damage policy states that the case should meet these criteria or the claim will not be processed. You have been advised to keep the iPad in its original case on several occasions and in the document you signed on collecting it.

The iPad you get back will more than likely be a replacement rather than a repair depending on which scheme you are in, so it is essential you back this up! The apps can be reloaded from your Apple iStore Account but work and other documents need to be restored from a backup. A replacement iPad will not be issued until the iCloud account is removed from your iPad. Please find instructions on how to do this below.

Trentham Academy receives an award for E-Safety

Assessors from the South West Grid for Learning recently visited Trentham Academy to review the Academy’s e-safety provision. The Assessors met school staff, parents and carers, Governors and students and were pleased to find that the school provides a high level of protection for users of the new technologies.

During the review, schools are expected to show that they have provided a high standard of e-safety education and awareness for all staff, students and also for parents and carers, to ensure that these users of the new technologies can be safe online – whether they are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile phones or other handheld devices.

Following their visit the Assessors reported that “There is clear and consistent leadership of e-safety, with obvious commitment from the Head, senior leaders, Head of Computing and Governors.”

They also recognised on the hard work put in by the student E-Safety Committee in working with all stakeholders of the Academy. It was commented that, “Student involvement is paramount to the success of the e-safety culture in the school. Their involvement and commitment to weekly meetings, sharing content is excellent. They are a real credit to the school and should be highly commended.”

Finally, the Academy was commended on the use of technology by all pupils and stated “The development of the Bring Your Own Device scheme is a major strength, often educating students to make informed decisions on the use technology. Examples were shared by both staff and students on the impact of such technology.”

Ron Richards, Lead Assessor for the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark congratulated the school on its success and commented that it was re-assuring to know that the school had put a lot of thought and effort into improving the on-line safety of the staff and young people, by addressing these important safeguarding issues.

The South West Grid for Learning Trust provides the Internet connection and a range of other services to schools across the SW region and is in the forefront of national developments in e-safety. To enhance these services, they have developed a tool to help schools address e-safety issues, not least the changes to Ofsted inspections, which include a stronger focus on safeguarding. The online tool allows schools to evaluate their e-safety policy and practice and then suggests how the school might do more to protect young people and staff.

To apply for the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark, schools have to reach a series of benchmark levels when they complete the online self review. The evidence is then verified by a visit from experienced Assessors.

Broadband parental controls and internet safety for children

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Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

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Trentham Academy holds the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark."