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Fully funded by the DFE* and with full technical support and extensive training from JTRS included for Tameside Schools.

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Living with COVID-19 has implications throughout education. Tameside Schools have an opportunity to turn the current and future challenges around with a remote learning platform using Google for Education technology to unleash the way forward for teaching and learning across our community.

With Google Classroom, we will be able to work together again using online technology which will create virtual classrooms for all our pupils and teachers. We can pioneer new best practice and share it with each other through webinars and online training sessions.

Google Classroom is the perfect opportunity to make the best use of laptops for vulnerable children.

With Google Classroom, we can break the isolation of vulnerable children with 1:1 face time, guidance and support. Social workers and professional agencies can establish remote contact through a school managed, safe and secure learning environment. These children can meet up again with their teachers and classmates via a virtual classroom.


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"The current challenges of the coronavirus pandemic can be turned into a fantastic opportunity to engage Tameside schools in ''Building Back Better' through technology and a world-class digital learning platform. It's a vitality needed technology that will regain confidence in teachers, pupils, and parents for the months and years ahead and engage them in the digital world in which they will live."

Steve Marsland, Headteacher
Russell Scott Primary School

We have removed the headaches involved in setting up and deploying a remote learning - virtual classroom with the full support and experience of JTRS.

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"As a technically savvy school that has frequently deployed hundreds of iPads with a robust infrastructure, we initially went for Microsoft Teams to provide our remote learning platform with a great deal of excitement. Two months-in and all the excitement has been 'toasted' as time revealed crucial elements to manage a whole school  scenario were in perpetual development. We turned to JTRS and 'Google for Education' was set up in 24 hours."

Craig Etchells, IT Manager
Russell Scott Primary School

Apply and get set up on a fully-funded digital platform for education.


With Google for Education & G Suite, students and teachers will be able to login, and simply access or share resources online.

Discover now the fully-funded programme by the DfE and deploy remote learning with the use of a free online digital 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.

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 quickly check if you're eligible here.
 
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1. Apply

Apply for funding through Gov.UK and select 'JTRS' as your preferred partner.

2. Deploy

You get approved by Google and we help you set up your G Suite for Education services.

3. Fund

The DFE pays the school directly and JTRS will invoice the school for the set agreed amount.
 

4. Train

You receive free online training to enable you to get to grips with Google for Education apps.

Google for Education Free Training Session for teachers: Explore How to easily use Google apps 

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Empowering your teachers is absolutely paramount. Understanding how to logistically and creatively embed Google for Education applications into day-to-day learning processes can be achieved through CPD. We're offering every school a free 1.5-2 hour 'onboarding session'. This online training will enable key members of staff to explore Google apps and learn how they interconnect with each other. Through this interactive workshop, teachers will learn how to facilitate a digital workflow that can enrich education in and outside of the classroom.

FAQ

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).