Advice for schools on applying for DfE funding and choosing a suitable Digital Education Platform

The DfE has announced additional funding to assist schools with the adoption of a Digital Education Platform to support distance learning during the current COVID-19 outbreak.  This news bulletin provides further information about the scheme and how Scomis can help. 

The benefits to schools of implementing secure, cloudbased Digital Education Platform will remain long after schools reopen.    

Reduced class sizes in schools will mean that many pupils will rotate between studying at schooand at home for the foreseeable future.  

Not only can the cloud enable schools to deliver and manage lessons remotely; it can also help you to communicate and collaborate in new and different ways: 

  • Secure cloud conferencing and chat tools allow teacher/pupil dialogue and class discussions to continue remotely.   
  • Teachers are able to deliver lessons flexibly and make recordings of their live stream sessions for pupils who are unable to attend – or those that benefit from replaying the lessons for review. 

For more information about the benefits of moving to the cloud, please refer to the DfE guidance: Moving your school to the cloud 

How can Scomis help? 

As your school’s ICT partnerwe have already helped many schools transition to the cloud and implement effective digital teaching and learning strategies. 

By providing agnostic advice, we can help you to achieve best value from the DfE funding in the short term and can also help you to build on this foundation to fully exploit cloud technologies in the future.  

If you would like to take advantage of the guidance that we can provide, to help you make the best choice of cloud technology for your school for both the short and longer term, please do get in touch. 

Click for more information about the DfE funded support for digital education platforms. 

 

Posted in Bulletin, School Improvement.