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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
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