New devices for disadvantaged children and young people in school or college are available to order through the Get Help with Technology service
The Get Help with Technology (GHwT) service is providing an additional 500,000 laptops and tablets so that disadvantaged children and young people in school or college can access remote education and social care services.
There are also 4G wireless routers available to order. These do not come with SIM cards, therefore your school or college will need to arrange your own data plans.
Schools and colleges will receive ‘invitation to order’ emails in batches throughout November and December. We will use the contact details provided on the GHwT service. Please ensure your details are up to date as soon as possible.
The number of devices that you can order is based on your allocation. This can be viewed in the GHwT service, along with guidance about how allocations have been calculated.
The new devices come with factory settings and will not include Department for Education safeguarding software.
Your school or college is responsible for ensuring appropriate content filters and device management systems are in place before distributing devices to children and young people.
We are offering various grants to help schools, colleges and local authorities with:
- the cost of technical support to set up and reset devices they received from GHwT
- providing connectivity support to children and young people who do not otherwise have access to suitable internet connectivity at home
Further information about these grants, including the eligibility criteria, is available on GOV.UK.