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From 22 October, schools must provide immediate access to remote learning to any pupils who can’t attend school due to COVID-19, including:
- Individual pupils, whole classes, groups, and small numbers of pupils self-isolating
- Pupils staying at home due to local or national restrictions (like whole-school closure)
You aren’t required to use a digital education platform, but to help you meet the Department for Education’s expectations, schools and responsible bodies can apply for DfE-funded support to get set up on one of two free-to-use platforms: G Suite for Education and Office 365 Education.
- If you don’t have a digital education platform, use our impartial feature comparison and case studies to help you make a call. Then apply for funded support to get set up at the bottom of the page
- If you already have Office 365 or G Suite, but are not yet set up to assign work and communicate with pupils, read our case studies on how schools have been making the most of these platforms. Apply for funded support to complete the set-up at the bottom of the page
More about the DfE-funded scheme and eligibility
Why make the move to a digital education platform?
- Why every school should use a digital education platform
- Mythbuster: 7 misconceptions about digital education platforms
What are the key differences between Office 365 and G Suite?
How are schools using digital education platforms to deliver an ambitious education?
- Primary: how 4 schools are making excellent use of G Suite for Education and Office 365 Education
- Secondary: how 4 schools are making excellent use of G Suite for Education and Office 365 Education
- Community: top tips for getting started with G Suite for Education
- Community: top tips for getting started with Office 365 Education
Once we're set up, how can we make sure we make the most of the platform?
We've made our decision – what do we do next?
Click below to apply for DfE-funded support with getting set up.
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