Get fully-funded support to get set up on Google for Education with technical services and training.
The Department for Education launched a fully-funded programme to deploy remote learning for schools with the use of a digital platform for teaching.
Discover now the fully-funded programme by the DfE and deploy remote learning with the use of a free online platform for Education. As we're waiting for guidance for schools reopening, you can apply for support to get set up on G Suite for Education and claim between £1,500 and £10,000. You can still use this online platform when things get back to normal!
JTRS are an official DfE approved Platform Provisioning Partner and Google Education Partner in the UK. We can set up G Suite for Education for you with Google Classroom services. You will also get 12 months of technical services.
Who can apply for the DfE programme?
Schools and responsible bodies can apply.
You're eligible for this support if you:
- Don't currently have a digital platform for education; or
- Are already using G Suite but are not yet set up to assign work and communicate with pupils
We can help you quickly check if you're eligible here.
Apply for funding through Gov.UK and select 'JTRS' as your preferred partner.
You get approved by Google and we help you set up your G Suite for Education services.
The DFE pays the school directly and JTRS will invoice the school for the set agreed amount.
You receive free online training to enable you to get to grips with Google for Education apps.
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G Suite is a collection of cloud based productivity and collaboration tools to enhance teaching and learning. It allows schools to work from anywhere on a whole host of devices. G Suite includes Gmail and Hangouts for communication, Drive for storage, Docs, Sheets, Slides for productivity and collaboration and Classroom for schools. Using the Admin portal, you can login from your account, manage users and Chrome devices.
We can assist your school from the first step through the full migration to the cloud with Google.
The Department for Education supports this programme. The DfE will pay the school directly and we will invoice the school. We will not charge more than the set agree amount the DfE will be paying the school (VAT will be claimed back by the school as usual).
If you decide to add non-included devices or custom data plans, we are happy to assist you to create a bespoke package.
According to DfE guidance, devices are available for the most disadvantaged students who would otherwise not have access. This applies to:
- Care leavers
- Children with a social worker (including pre-school children)
- Disadvantaged children in year 10, ahead of GCSEs next year
Internet access will be provided through 4G hotspot devices for any of the following people who do not currently have it:
- Care leavers
- Young people aged 11 to 19 with a social worker
- Disadvantaged year 10 pupils
People aged 16 to 19 without a suitable device for education will be eligible for support through the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. Find out more here.
When your grant has been approved, your designated Google Trainer will be in touch to arrange the logistics of the training (set up your account and send you resources).
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Our teachers have totally embraced Google Classroom and we are managing to deliver lots of learning and support from afar. If JTRS had not been so supportive in this process, we would not be achieving such things.