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Unlock Limitless Learning

The DfE has launched an initiative to help schools transition to remote learning platforms.

An industry coalition headed by Microsoft and its partners – including Stone, are to support the DfE providing remote e-learning platforms, devices and connectivity, for educational establishments across the UK.

Subject to eligibility, the scheme offers grants of up to £2,000 to schools to help fund the implementation of a ‘Digital Education Platform’.

If you are eligible, you will also receive 30 days free technical support from Stone.

Am I eligible?

Schools that want to access the scheme and grant funding need to meet some minimum criteria, they are as follows:

  • Schools in England with a partially provisioned or without a Microsoft Office 365 or Google Suite digital environment will be eligible for funding to help them implement a Digital Education Platform for a fixed cost of £2,000 per platform.
  • Schools in England in a Multi-Acadamy Trust (MAT) of up to 10 schools will be eligible for £1,000 per school to configure a MAT wide approach (single platform for whole MAT).

I am eligible, what next?

The portal for applications is now open. Please select Microsoft and Stone as your preferred partners to help you deliver your Digital Education Platform.

30 Days Free Technical Support from Stone.

To support this great DfE initiative further, we are also offering 30 days free technical support to any school who chooses to partner with Stone for their Microsoft Office 365 Digital Education Platform.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner and Cloud Service Provider, Stone has served the education sector for almost 30 years, providing innovative IT and AV solutions for schools, colleges and universities alike. We believe passionately in playing our part in this joint initiative with Microsoft and the DfE, which ultimately will ensure education can be provided to all vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils across England.

Unlock Anywhere Learning

If you would like to understand more about how a digital education platform such as Microsoft Teams works, watch this interactive demo.

In addition, you may find these webinars hosted by schools that have made the transition to remote learning helpful:

Cornerstone Academy Trust and Ribblesdale High School.

I am not eligible, what can I do?

If you are not eligible for the grant, we are still here to help you during these unprecedented times.

To find out more about how we can support your remote learning and ‘Digital Education Platform’ needs, click here.

Contact one of our account managers today