How do I apply for the Get Assist With Tech scheme?
To qualify at no cost information beneath the Get Assist With Tech scheme, the next necessities have to be met:
- The kid doesn’t have fastened broadband at house
- The kid or their household cannot afford further information for his or her gadgets
- The kid is experiencing disruption to their face-to-face training
For those who meet these necessities – and the kid or their father or mother or guardian’s supplier is collaborating – you should contact the varsity instantly moderately than the cellular operator or the Division for Schooling. Any cellular consumer inside the home can signal as much as the scheme – it would not need to be the kid. To make the request to the varsity, the next data can be wanted:
- The identify of the account holder
- The variety of the cellular gadget
- The cellular community of that gadget
Different assist supplied by the scheme consists of 4G wi-fi routers supplied by the Division for Schooling.
What about elsewhere throughout the UK?
In Northern Eire, free wi-fi and cellular connectivity are supplied to youngsters and younger individuals who could not have entry to digital know-how throughout lockdown. Colleges run this scheme, so contact your little one’s faculty for extra data.
In Wales, the Welsh Authorities has dedicated as much as £3 million to help “digitally excluded” youngsters in maintained colleges the place there isn’t a present provision in place from their faculty or native authority. Mother and father and carers ought to contact their little one’s faculty to ascertain what help is obtainable, whereas colleges ought to contact their native authority in the event that they haven’t been contacted already.
We’ve requested the Scottish Authorities what help is obtainable for pupils in Scotland and can replace this story after we hear again.