1 to 1 learning at de Ferrers Academy

Wednesday 8th November 2017 | de Ferrers Academy

Visit the Academy and hear from Greg Hughes (Vice Principal/Teacher of Physics & Apple Distinguished Educator) about their iPad journey.

Why attend?


De Ferrers Academy are opening their doors to show you around and discuss the benefits of a 1:1 iPad program. The Academy introduced iPad in October 2012 as a pilot project with the sixth form and teachers. Feedback was incredibly positive and by September 2014 they had expanded the program to include every student in Years 10 -13, the entirety of their Trent Campus.


In September 2013 they became an Apple Regional Training Centre and in December 2015, the Academy was invited to join the Apple Distinguished Program for Schools, recognising outstanding leadership and learning in the use of Apple technologies.


Visit the Academy and hear from Greg Hughes (Vice Principal/Teacher of Physics & Apple Distinguished Educator) about their iPad journey.


This is a must attend event if you have iPad within your educational establishment or are considering introducing iPad.

WHERE: De Ferrers Academy, Trent Campus, St Mary’s Drive, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL
WHEN: Wednesday 8th November 2017

Greg Hughes

Vice Principal/Teacher of Physics & Apple Distinguished Educator


Greg Hughes is on the Apple Distinguished Educators Advisory Board for EMEIA region and the Apple Regional Training Centre Advisory Board.

We wanted every one of our students to have access to the game-changing educational opportunities that iPad could provide – it was important that no child was left behind” Greg Hughes – Vice Principal.

Since giving students anytime access to learning resources, de Ferrers have observed

95% positive impact on maths

70% physics students achieving top grades

Day Schedule



Welcome – Academia


History of Project & School – Greg Hughes & Nick Holmes (Principal)


Learning Walk (part 1) – Greg Hughes


Visit Sixth Form common room


Talk with students




Learning Walk (part 2) – Greg Hughes


How lessons have changed due to introduction of iPad – Greg Hughes and staff from De Ferrers.




Talk with de Ferrers staff – CPD, coaching program, Learning Technologies use (English/MFL)


Workshop on iBooks & iTunes U – Greg Hughes/ Digital Developer


Workshop on financing models & impact – Greg Hughes and Academia (Academia to cover BoxED programme)



Case study


De Ferrers Academy

Watch de Ferrer’s case study

iBook “Driving change, improving outcomes”

Driving change, improving outcomes - ebook

Download the de Ferrers Academy iBook on “Driving change, improving outcomes”

de Ferrers Academy 1:1 website


De Ferrers Academy website

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