School in Bedford boasted a laptop for every student BEFORE Covid-19

All pupils at Biddenham School have a Chromebook

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 12:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 12:58 pm

As more schools have scrambled to get laptops to help students with remote learning during the pandemic, one Bedford school says it was way ahead of the game.

Seven years ago, Biddenham School took the decision to issue all of its students with a Chromebook to keep for the duration of their time at the school.

So when the school closed in March, their students already had the equipment to hit the ground running for remote teaching and learning.

Remote learning at Biddenham School

Principal David Bailey said: “We use Google and Google classroom specifically, but it meant that during lockdown we were able to keep the learning going and, importantly, maintain our contact with all of our students.

“Should we return to a full lockdown we are ready to continue learning remotely.”