VODAFONE OFFERS FAMILIES FREE ACCESS TO ONLINE TUTORING SERVICE TO SUPPORT CHILDREN AHEAD OF SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS
Vodafone today announced it is providing free access to a top-quality virtual tutoring service to support students as they prepare for important in-school assessments that will replace exams this year. Through its partnership with leading online education provider SchoolOnline.co.uk.. Vodafone customers are being offered a free two-week trial of all educational resources available on the platform, followed by 50% discount for either monthly or annual membership packages. The offer is available via Vodafone’s loyalty programme VeryMe from 1 to 16 April.
SchoolsOnline.co.uk offers award winning English and Maths resources designed to identify and address learning gaps and help students feel prepared and confident ahead of assessments or exams. The content is delivered by enthusiastic experts – all of whom are either experienced teachers or examiners – in short videos lasting between three and seven minutes per topic. There are also interactive quizzes and films to support every type of learner. The resources have been specially designed for children in years 5 and 6 (ahead of Key Stage 2 SATs) and years 9-11 (ahead of GCSEs). SchoolsOnline.co.uk data suggests that daily use can improve GCSE maths grade by 35% in just 6 weeks.
Keeping children connected to education during the pandemic has been a priority for Vodafone. Its schools.connected programme launched in November, giving 350,000 data SIMs to more than 9,000 schools and further education colleges across the UK. Vodafone also joined the Department of Education’s Get Help with Technology programme to increase data allowances for disadvantaged children. It has also zero rated Oak National Academy’s online lessons so that customers can access the site without using up data allowances.
In March, Vodafone announced it had donated 10,000 dongle devices to Business2Schools to distribute to schools across the UK and made a £200,000 donation to the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Learn at Home campaign.
Customers can redeem this offer via Vodafone’s VeryMe Rewards in the My Vodafone app. The SchoolOnline.co.uk offer is available from 1 April 2021 to the 16 April 2021.
 Figures based on a Summer 2020 trial by SchoolsOnline.co.uk. For further information see here.