DfE’s focus on Google and Microsoft ‘is restrictive’

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The government’s offer of free technical support to help schools access Google and Microsoft’s education platforms is “restrictive”, heads have said.

The Department for Education has said that “thousands of schools” will benefit from its £14 million investment in expert help for staff to get set up on G Suite for Education or Microsoft’s Office 365 Education.

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  1. As a head of a primary school, we have been using Teams/Office 365 just before we were closed. All our children access this learning 4 times per day, including nursery. Children enjoy showing us their work and we can set assignments and give feedback.

    Of course, this does not compare to the being in the classroom and having quality learning environments but in this unprecedented time, it is the next best thing.

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