G Suite for Education: instructions for pupils, parents and staff

Share our factsheets for Google Classroom (part of G Suite for Education) with your pupils, parents and staff, so they can easily get set up and start engaging if they need to self-isolate.

Last reviewed on 8 January 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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As of 4 January 2021, all schools have closed to all pupils except children of critical workers and vulnerable children. You must provide remote education to all pupils learning at home.

The DfE now expects schools to use a digital education platform, like G Suite for Education or Office 365 Education, to deliver remote learning.

Stay up to date on the full list of expectations (pages 46 to 50 of Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools).

Download our pupil and parent factsheet 

It covers how to: 

  • Get set up on a smartphone, tablet or laptop
  • Access and hand in work on any device 
  • Access feedback 
  • Get notified about work that's been set

Download our staff factsheet 

It covers how to: 

  • Get set up on a computer or laptop
  • Invite pupils to the class 
  • Send messages/announcements to pupils 
  • Assign whole-class or differentiated tasks 
  • Give feedback to pupils 

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