The following direction was issued by the Secretary of State for Education on 30th September 2020 and came into force on 22nd October 2020: DfE Requirement: Schools’ duty to provide remote education.

“Where a pupil, class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, DfE expects schools to be able to immediately offer them access to remote education. Schools should ensure remote education, where needed, is high-quality and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision.”.

In response to the key requirement above, the DfE updated their guidance during the October half term to assist schools: Remote education good practice

With DfE grants of £1.5K (Primary) and £2K (Secondary) still available to primary schools until March 2021, 123ICT Computing Solutions are a trusted Google for Education partner and can work with schools during November and December to deliver your G Suite for Education digital platform.

123ICT will develop a bespoke deployment package for your school and extensive Google Classroom training is provided with the DfE funding.

Our Google certified consultants will work with your teaching staff to create virtual assignments where they can share interactive worksheets, self-marking quizzes, YouTube videos and other lesson resources.

123ICT also provide on-going support for teachers and getting started support for parent and guardians.

Why choose G Suite for Education as the digital platform for your school?

→ Innovation and familiarity are the main reasons why G Suite for Education is the platform of choice for thousands of schools nationwide.

→ Google Classroom and Google Meet are the digital learning components of G Suite for Education. They offer by far the most powerful virtual classroom experience to teachers and students.

→ Training is straightforward as teachers will already be confident with Google Chrome and apps such as Gmail.

123ICT are currently delivering DfE deployments for schools all over England. Please contact us for testimonials and more details.

“123ICT delivered our Google Classroom deployment quickly in line with DfE requirements. Their excellent training package was tailored to our needs and comes highly recommended.”

Christine Wright, Head Teacher,

Hoylake Holy Trinity CE Primary School