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  • 1. Home Access Programme
  • 2. The Vision To ensure that all pupils aged 5 to 19 in state maintained education in England have the opportunity to have access to computers and internet connectivity for education...at home Jim Knight, Minister of State for Schools and Learners
  • 3. Background • In June 2006, the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) asked industry for proposals on how to achieve home access for all school age learners. • In January 2007 Jim Knight announced Home Access Taskforce to advise on ways in which home access to technology could be delivered • Taskforce commissioned - Research, modelling and impact analysis - Public consultation - HA proof of concept trials in 37 schools with 3 suppliers • Final report was issued and pilots are taking place in two local authorities before National Rollout
  • 4. The evidence
  • 5. The challenge: narrowing the gap • Approx.1.4 million households lack access to an ICT device and the internet • Lower income households are most likely to lack home access which compounds the social exclusion 2005 • Schools often find it difficult to Use by income 2007 build on existing ownership and 100 90 access % that uses the internet 80 70 • Evidence shows that the speed 60 of take up is reducing in recent 50 40 years 30 • Cost remains a significant 20 10 barrier for many families 0 <£12,500 £12,500 - £25,000 - £37,500 - >£50,000 £25,000 £37,500 £50,000
  • 6. Market segmentation Eligibles: Ineligibles: Connected: Those that CAN’T get IT Those that COULD get Those that CAN get IT and don’t, and so IT but don’t, because and do, but may not fully require support they don’t see the point realise the benefits Market Segmentation
  • 7. Benefits Realisation Disadvantaged Funding for equipment Specific support for particular needs Removal of barriers to access Benefits for all Improved educational services e.g. ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning Without access but could Increased educational attainment afford it Improved parental engagement Economic benefits Access to guidance and support Flexible access to online services Confidence in suitable, safer home access equipment Improved links and communication Better signposting to services
  • 8. Home Access Programme The Home Access Programme is: Citizen focused and demand led; Based on the principle of choice; Sustainable and long term, and Minimises the burden on local authorities and schools
  • 9. The offer Home Access Grants for low income families to cover the cost of: • a computer • service and support • 1 years internet access Approved suppliers who provide these compliant packages which are designed to support learning All supported by Home Access working in partnership with Local Authorities, schools and colleges, key stakeholders and the third sector to deliver the educational benefits
  • 10. Customer Journey Ongoing Discovery Application Purchasing Learning and Development
  • 11. Packages for all All the compliant packages have: • a computer that’s been pre-set up so its quicker and easier for families to get started • technical service and support • enhanced warranty and re-instatement service • installed office productivity suite • pre-set parental controls • firewall and an Anti Virus package with a 3 year licence • the award-winning e-safety guide, Know IT All, preloaded onto every machine

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