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Bridge the Divide Case Studies

Why help Bridge the Divide at your school?

Increased learner device ratios can offer significant benefits not just in relation to affordability but for everyday opportunities to teach and learn in different and more effective ways.

Every Child Online - Tower Hamlets

A delivery of laptops gifted to students at Blue Gate Fields Infants School in Tower Hamlets marked the landmark moment of 110,000 #BridgeTheDivide devices distributed by LGfL - the National Grid for Learning.

Heathcote School

Supporting Waltham Forest Council and Heathcote School in their 'no child left behind' initiative, we have worked together to #BridgeTheDivide and ensure access to teaching and learning for all.

Thinking beyond current practice

Rachel Coathup from Leo Academy Trust explains why it is important to consider the strategy behind using one-to-one devices in the classroom. This includes thinking beyond what you do currently and about how both the teaching and learning is going to change from using more devices in the classroom and beyond.

Giving children a competitive advantage

Headteacher Mark Hannon at St Fidelis RC Primary School explains his commitment to providing his children the best resources and equipment so they can be challenged and confident in their work; preparing them with modern lifeskills for a competitive world when they leave school.

Managing devices effectively to support effective teaching

Assistant Headteacher Ben Kennor at St Fidelis RC Primary School explains how he uses the LGfl provided Meraki device management system to ensure that teachers can concentrate on teaching rather than managing devices in a learning context.

Cloud on a budget - making the most of what you already have access to in school

LGfL Content Manager, Bob Usher, explains all the variety of ways you can maximise devices to support effective and inclusive approaches to everyday teaching and learning including:

  • One to one learner to device ratios

  • Teacher device only (e.g. learners have no device)

  • Enough to support group work (e.g. 5 devices per class)

...and every variation in between!

Frequently Asked Questions - Teaching and Learning & Bridge the Divide

    There is a wide range of training opportunities available at that help with the effective use of LGfL learning services and online platforms.

    LGfL EdTech Hubs provide peer to peer support for sharing examples of approaches that have worked for Schools and Colleges. Find out more here.

    A good way of preparing the children for increased devices ratios is to maintain the progress you will have made with their use of learning platforms during partial school closures during lockdown. If you make learning platform use part of their everyday classroom and homework learning, they will make the most of the devices when you have an improved ratio in school.

    Any long term impact is dependent on how the teacher integrates the technology into their everyday teaching approach, however, one to one ratios give unique opportunities to provide real time feedback on leaners progress and understanding. This can aid interventions in real time teaching situations like no other approach. A growing bank of real world exemplification of the positive impact can be seen in detail at 

    There is training support for Microsoft and Google platforms via the LGfL training programme. If you would like to discuss the relative merits between Winbooks, Chromebooks and iPad from a teaching and learning perspective then email to discuss your needs and receive bespoke device and platform-agnostic advice from our curriculum experts.  There is dedicated iPad Support advice available at 

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