The Gryphon School supports a BYOD (Brings Your Own Device) culture. Students are encouraged to bring in their personal devices to help them with their learning throughout their school lives. We help facilitate this by having freely accessible WiFi around the school which allows students to connect to a range of wireless services, such as their school workspace and a range of specialist software, as well as utilising our wireless printing services. In addition to allowing students to access the 750+ fixed computers around the school, their school login will give them access to the school Intranet and mobile device app. Teachers will regularly post notices to the app, which includes year relevant push notifications and a dedicated year pages. In addition to providing a base for vital notices, students can use it to book careers appointments, sign up for PSHE sessions and access information on the LRC. The app also links to our VLE, iLesson, on which the teachers post useful lesson resources and revision materials. Students will also find that their homework assignments are set online via iLesson. Finally the mobile app gives students free access to Microsoft Office 365. This gives them absolutely free access to Microsoft applications including Word, Power Point and OneNote. Students can also install these on their home PC for free.
If you need any help with your mobile device then you can find onsite support by visiting the iHub at the top of the LRC or visiting the iGryphon support page on the Staff Intranet.