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Unlock Limitless Learning

As schools continue to cope with the continuing spread of COVID-19, thousands of pupils from across the country are being sent home for their safety.  In response, the Department for Education has now made it a legal requirement for all schools and MATs in England, to provide immediate remote learning.  This means your school or academy trust will need to have a Digital Education Platform up and running, sooner rather than later, just in case you must send your pupils’ home.

We are working with the Department for Education (DfE) and Microsoft to help schools implement a Digital Education Platform that supports remote learning, using Office 365 Education including Microsoft Teams.

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-Academy Trust (MAT) 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.

60 Days Free Technical Support from Stone.

To support this great DfE initiative further, we are also offering 60 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