Empowered Learning

Empowered Learning

The Empowered Learning programme has given every school pupil from P6 to S6 in Edinburgh their own digital device as part of our ambitious and inclusive education strategy, Edinburgh Learns for Life.

The 1:1 roll-out started from December 2021 and was completed in December 2022 thanks to a £17.6m boost to learning and teaching. In addition to the personal distribution, iPads were  issued to P1 to P5 groups on an agreed ratio within each school.

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Key elements of the programme include:

Why a 1:1 Roll-out?

The roll-out met a key element of one of the 15 outcomes and actions from the Council’s three year business plan ‘Our Future Council, Our Future City’: ‘increasing attainment for all and reducing the poverty-related attainment gap.’ The business plan was approved by Councillors during their budget meeting on 18th February 2021 where £8m of funding was also agreed for additional digital devices.


We have prepared some FAQs designed to provide you with quick answers to common questions. We have tailored these to suit staff, learners and parents/ carers. Click the button below for more.


Click the button below to access downloads to our Home School Agreement and Responsible Use Agreement

What Our Councillors Have to Say

"Giving every young person from P6 upwards their own device, is yet another tool in the educational toolbox to support and ensure the fullest potential of every child."
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Cllr Alison Dickie
"The roll out will build on the skills developed by our teaching staff by having many more opportunities to use digital technology and create effective digital leadership teams in all our schools."
Cllr Ian Perry


Please click on any of the following thumbnails to watch informative videos from YouTube regarding Empowered Learning. 

Further information regarding the programme will be made available in the weeks ahead.

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