Scottish Borders Leading Way in Home Learning
Scottish Borders lead the way in home education during the current coronavirus pandemic
13:16 19 May 2020
Scottish Borders Council's Inspire Learning programme is setting the bar high for home education during the current coronavirus pandemic. Every pupil at secondary school in the region now uses an iPad and a suite of the most up-to-date learning tools.
The programme, which was fully rolled out before the lockdown, enables teachers to deliver dynamic lessons as pupils studied remotely from home. It is being run in partnership with SBC's IT partner CGI, alongside XMA and Apple.
Tracy Logan, Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council, said: "Our young people are in a unique position. Through Inspire Learning, every secondary school pupil is in possession of a managed iPad, and a suite of apps and tools to ensure they are learning at home through digital technology in the best way possible.
"Their teachers also have an iPad, allowing them to deliver the curriculum from their own homes. It means they can interact directly with young people, especially our more vulnerable learners, give instant feedback and use innovative tools to get the best experience of learning.
"At this time, when all young people across the UK are being asked to work and learn remotely, we are delighted with the safe and secure access to learning tools that Inspire Learning is bringing to our young people."