Support for secondary schools in England rated 3 (requires improvement) or 4 (inadequate)

Ordnance Survey, Great Britain’s mapping agency is funding a scheme to assist secondary schools in England who presently have an Ofsted rating of 3 or 4. The scheme aims to ensure that these schools are able to deliver excellence in teaching with Ordnance Survey maps by providing free access to Digimap for Schools for up to 2 years.

Why are we doing this?

Relatively few schools with a rating of 3 or 4 are presently subscribers to Digimap for Schools and Ordnance Survey research has highlighted that these schools face additional budgeting challenges which means that they are not able to prioritise paying for a licence to access Digimap for Schools. This scheme will provide free access for schools that presently have this rating, or who acquire it before 31st August 2017. Eligible schools will benefit from two years free use of Digimap for Schools together with priority opportunities for teacher training. Participating schools are required to ensure that their students are informed about the availability of Digimap for Schools and provided with direct password access to it. Read more about this initiative here.

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