Two jeers and three cheers

7th April 2000 at 01:00
YOUR Laptop For Every Teacher campaign is timely. Access to these powerful tools is extraordinarily arbitrary.

Two years ago I was the recipient of a laptop from the British Education Communications and Technology Agency. Uninterrupted access to this machine has given me considerable competence in applying it to my work as a deputy headteacher.

I will shortly take up a new post but my machine stays ehind. Had I taken up my new post before the end of 1999 I would have been assured a replacement. Similarly, if my new school were a little smaller, I would have been entitled to one.

If headteachers needed laptops in 1999 what changed as we entered the new millennium? If headteachers with 60 pupils need them why not those with 100?

Tim Heath

Charter school

Chippenham, Wiltshire


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now