DEVICES ON OUR NETWORK
Birkenhead College has a robust network that enables staff and students to work in a flexible online environment via our free WiFi.
We provide filtered Internet access via the Ministry of Education funded N4L, which is provided for learning and teaching. All students and staff are expected to adhere to their Online Safety Agreement which is signed by students as part of their induction process.
Our students are encouraged to bring their own device, and the school also provides students with access if they do not have their own device to bring.
All students are provided with a short induction programme giving them a clear understanding of how our school network operates and enables them to set up an online learning environment via Google Apps for Education.
Birkenhead College has always encouraged students to bring their own devices to school. In 2019, the College initiated a formal BYOD programme for all Year 9 students. This initiative is in place to have all students eventually able to bring their own device to school for learning.
Having a personal device at school encourages students to be more digitally fluent and to work in more collaborative and engaging ways. Students experience rich and impactful learning experiences that ensure their experience of the online world is supported by knowledge and skills.
For students that are unable to bring a personal device, the school provides a range of access options including:-
Please contact David Burton if you have any more questions about our BYOD initiative.