On Friday 24th April, DfE announced new funding for enabling distance learning through digital platforms to help teachers and students stay connected remotely.

The digital education platform programme aims to ensure that all schools can support remote learning through a safe and secure digital environment.

To support the DfE and the education community through the COVID 19 crisis, Sweethaven will be collaborating with Google to support the Department in this initiative during this unprecedented time; providing advice, domain expertise and industry experience to play our part in helping pupils access remote learning and enabling all schools to achieve a minimal viable learning platform.

Digital platforms can support:

  • Teachers’ ability to assign and assess work, providing feedback remotely
  • Students’ ability to access curriculum content and communicate digitally on any device that is connected to the internet

In addition, when implemented effectively, these platforms enable:

  • Communication between staff, students and parent in real time
  • The option for pupils and teachers to collaborate on projects in real time

Schools without such a digital platform already in place that is designed to share content with students can now apply for government funding of up to £2,000 per school (or up to £10,000 per Multi Academy Trust) to enable setup of a digital education platform, set up to industry best practice, to support remote learning and enable schools to get advice on utilising learning platforms.

If your school does not already have such a platform, you can find out more information, check your eligibility and apply here: Digital Education platform hub.

As official Partners of the scheme, you can also speak to the Sweethaven team at any time for further information. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on  01737 247090 for further help.

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