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With online lessons being the predominant mode of lockdown teaching, many pupils and parents are finding that their data is being used much more quickly than ever before. This may lead to increased cost and anxiety, especially if the cost cannot be met at home. The government has introduced a new scheme to help pupils and parents to overcome this by offering additional data to mobile phones. School will need to have access to certain information, which is detailed below.

Please email me directly on the address provided so that I can enter the details into the government website.

We are committed to doing all we can to help our pupils, especially those identified by the government as disadvantaged. We are also in the process of applying for additional laptops, so please let me know if you would require one. We can get hold of 4G routers to help connectivity so, again, please use my email address to ask for help.

Mobile Phone Data Increase: Department for Education Offer

The Department for Education has introduced a pilot offer to increase mobile data allowances for children and young people.

Who can get help:

This scheme is open to children and young people who:

  • don’t have access to a fixed broadband connection
  • cannot afford the additional data needed to access educational resources or social care services
  • have access to a mobile device that uses a participating network (EE, Sky Mobile, Smarty, Tesco Mobile, Three, Virgin Mobile)
  • are facing disruption to their face-to-face education, or have been advised not to attend school

What information needs to be collected:

To request extra mobile data, you will need to collect the following information:

  • the account holder’s name
  • their mobile number (a number beginning with ‘07’)
  • their mobile network
  • whether they pay monthly or pay as they go

Please email r.odoherty@st-christophers.org with the relevant information as detailed above. I will then submit a request for additional data to the specific device.

Please share the following privacy statement with:

  • the adult account holder for the mobile device
  • the parent or carer of the person benefiting from the offer, if they’re under 13
  • the person benefiting from the offer, if they’re 13 or over

Mobile Network Offer Privacy Statement