Psa Home Access Grants Scheme

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Psa Home Access Grants Scheme

  1. 1. Home Access Grants Scheme Simon Whitehouse Implementation Manager Digital Birmingham
  2. 2. What do families get? <ul><li>A Computer </li></ul><ul><li>12 months Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Service and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Parental controls </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Virus Software </li></ul>
  3. 4. Who are eligible? <ul><li>Families with :- </li></ul><ul><li>A child in Key Stage 2 or 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible to Free School Meals </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>have not received a computer under Computers for Pupils or a similar scheme </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>This grant is per family, not per child </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>The grants are First Come, First Served </li></ul>
  6. 9. How do they apply? <ul><li>Phone Home Access helpline </li></ul><ul><li>Receive and fill in form </li></ul><ul><li>Send back with evidence </li></ul>
  7. 10. Exception <ul><li>Children looked after in public care </li></ul><ul><li>Fostered children </li></ul>
  8. 11. Application form <ul><li>12 pages long </li></ul><ul><li>10 parts to complete </li></ul><ul><li>Not particularly difficult, but intimidating? </li></ul>
  9. 12. Application form <ul><li>Choice of package </li></ul><ul><li>Previous recipients? </li></ul><ul><li>Parent’s details </li></ul><ul><li>Child’s details </li></ul>
  10. 15. Application form <ul><li>6. Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Fingers crossed that they are claiming Free School Meals </li></ul>
  11. 17. Evidence <ul><li>Recent Child Benefit letter </li></ul><ul><li>plus </li></ul><ul><li>They take up Free School Meals </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of eligibility for Free School Meals </li></ul>
  12. 18. Evidence <ul><li>Must be the original </li></ul><ul><li>The address must match </li></ul>
  13. 19. Application form <ul><li>7. Password </li></ul><ul><li>8. Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>9. Declaration </li></ul><ul><li>10. Evidence checklist </li></ul>
  14. 20. Promotion <ul><li>School events </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul>
  15. 21. And then <ul><li>Send in form </li></ul><ul><li>Capita assess the family’s application </li></ul><ul><li>If successful letter sent, followed by “credit card” </li></ul>
  16. 22. Materials <ul><li>Some in packs </li></ul><ul><li>Register – using school email address </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.homeaccess.org.uk </li></ul>
  17. 23. Any questions? <ul><li>Simon Whitehouse </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ian McCall </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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