You may have heard on the news that the government has offered a scheme that temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted as is currently the case during the national restrictions.
Who can get help
As a school we are able to apply for increased data allowances for children and young people who:
- do not have fixed broadband at home
- cannot afford additional data for their devices
- are experiencing disruption to their face-to-face education
Children with access to a mobile phone on one of the following networks might be able to benefit:
- Virgin Mobile
- Tesco Mobile
- Sky Mobile
Other providers may join the scheme at a later stage.
How to request a mobile data increase
We have to submit a request centrally as a school. If you wish for us to apply for your child please can you complete the following online form by WEDNESDAY 13th JANUARY:
Following the deadline we will collate and submit the requests and each mobile provider will vary in how quickly they process requests.
Once a network provider has processed a data increase, they’ll send a text message to the account holder.
We hope this scheme will help you support your child during this time, but as always if your child is having any issues accessing the remote learning please contact the relevant Head of Year in the first instance.
The Senior Leadership Team