Extensive investment in a world-class digital learning environment in Scottish Borders schools was agreed on 28 February 2019 as part of our Budget. This is in addition to millions of pounds worth of investment in the school estate and other areas.
Starting in 2019, this will transform teaching and learning across the Borders for the benefit of all teachers, children and young people.
This includes plans for iPads to be provided to all P6-S6 pupils and shared devices at a ratio of one per every five P1-P5 pupils too. It is planned to be rolled out in two years.
This programme is aimed at raising attainment and supporting equity and inclusion for all children and young people. It is about investing in the learning of our young people and putting them at the heart of education, improving outcomes and success for all.
The effective deployment of digital technology in schools will ensure our children and young people develop a level of general and specialist digital skills that are vital for learning, life and work in an increasingly digital world.
The programme can unlock the potential of our young people, benefiting:
- the Borders’ economy
- society as a whole
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