Building a better one-to-one iPad program: Shaw Education Trust

Effective technology initiatives in the classroom can transform student’s learning experiences. Shaw Education Trust in the UK shares the story of their successful one-to-one iPad program, from developing a people-first strategy, to realizing scalable and effective MDM with Jamf School, to embracing Apple accessibility features for the benefit of all.

July 26 2022 by

Laurie Mona

Students learn in school on individual iPads managed by Jamf School.

The Shaw Education Trust is a multi-academy trust in the Midlands of the UK with over 11,000 students.

Their goal is to help each individual pupil reach their full potential. With the help of Jamf School, they offer tailored learning experiences through the implementation of a one-to-one iPad program across their schools.

Setting a digital transformation strategy

Shaw Education Trust shares how they developed a successful strategy to transform their students’ learning experiences, tailored to each individual school in the trust. A key takeaway: effective technology initiatives begin with people-first planning.

Watch the video below to learn more about the genesis of the Shaw Education Trust digital transformation strategy: “Digital by design, skills for life.”

Rapid, scalable and comprehensive MDM

Once committed to implementing a one-to-one iPad program, the question becomes, how do you manage them? As Shaw Education Trust went from less than 100 devices to over 6,000 in about eight months, they quickly realized they needed an MDM solution that could not only handle rapid deployment, but also offered robust management tools.

The solution: Jamf School, which allows seamless management of devices, no matter where they’re used. From first setup, it’s not only simple to customize profiles for each school, but also to personalize student learning experiences.

Watch the video below to learn more about Shaw Education Trust’s experience with comprehensive MDM.

Ensuring accessibility for all

While Shaw Education Trust embraces technology to help prepare every student for their best future, they didn’t anticipate the impact of iPad accessibility features for students with special educational needs or disabilities.

From unprecedented improvements in reading ages, to increased engagement and comprehension for students across the board, the results have been astonishing, and the gateway to untapped potential.

As Kerry Inscker, National Director of People, Culture & Diversity says, “It’s not just about learning things, it’s about learning how you need to learn, isn’t it?”

Watch the video below to learn more about how students and classrooms benefit from Apple's native accessibility features.

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