DfE Platform Provisioning Programme

By the end of September 20020, all schools are expected by the DfE to have a strong contingency plan in place for remote learning provision in the event of any future COVID lockdowns. The DfE and Ofsted expects schools to provide:

  • Online and offline teaching resources
  • A consistent online platform that allows interaction between teachers and learners, assessment and feedback, with staff fully trained in the use of the system

MGL is working in partnership with Google as part of the DfE’s Platform Provisioning Programme. The Department for Education has agreed to pay for this programme so partners – including MGL – can deliver this service for you with the cost paid for by the DfE. The DfE will pay the school directly and MGL will invoice the School for the agreed amount that the DfE will be paying schools.

As a Google for Education Partner, MGL will set up everything you need, so you can take advantage of a full range of Google Suite tools including Google Mail and Meet for communication, Drive for storage and Docs, Sheets, Slides and more for productivity and collaboration and for schools, Classroom.

Schools wishing to engage MGL as its partner on the programme can now apply through the following website:

https://covid19.thekeysupport.com/covid-19/deliver-remote-learning/make-tech-work-you/digital-education-platform-hub/#apply

From here, you apply for the DfE funding and select ‘Apply for support from a Google partner’ and MGL as your preferred delivery partner. MGL will then be notified by Google to begin undertaking the work on behalf of your school. We will work with you in accessing appropriate user access lists for school in order to roll out the Google Suite for Education, and will provide all necessary training to ensure that the system is fully embedded.

If you need any more details on the Platform Provisioning Programme and how MGL can support your school in the use of Google for Education, please contact Mark Gilbertson on 0151 473 5904 or email mark.gilbertson@mglworld.com.

MGL will be delivering online briefing sessions on the Platform Provisioning Programme, please call our main office on 0151 473 5975 or email us at info@mglworld.com to book your place at these events.