Coronavirus (COVID-19)—extra educational support announced

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—extra educational support announced

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced new resources to support the delivery of education for schools, colleges and teachers. The extra resources will support children who have to learn from home if they are required to isolate due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the publication of a Temporary Continuity Direction, issued under the Coronavirus Act 2020 on 1 October 2020, schools now have a duty to provide education to children at home. In order to support schools and colleges and fulfil their duties, the government has added 100,000 laptops to the reserve of 150,000, on top of the 220,000 already distributed to pupils, and earmarked £1m for the expansion of the EdTech Demonstrator programme.

DfE has also updated its ‘Get help with remote education’ guidance to reflect the additional support announced.  

Source: New remote education support for schools, colleges and teachers

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