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Partnership Announced to Help School Budgets Go Further

Discovery Education and Probrand are delighted to announce a new partnership which will give schools access to the latest education technology and help teachers make budgets go further. It’s also an example of how market leading firms in the EdTech sector can create new collaborations in support of the DfE’s EdTech strategy.
Students working together on a HP ProOne 400 AIO PC in class while a teacher supervises.
The two pioneering EdTech companies are joining forces as part of a scheme run by HP, HP for Education, which allows schools to raise money when buying new computing equipment. By trading in their old equipment at the same time, schools can generate thousands of pounds of additional funds which can be spent on Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning services.
The scheme means that schools can access Discovery Education services without using precious school funds by utilising the credit they earn from trading-in old equipment, including old laptops owned by parents. With award-winning digital content mapped to the National Curriculum, plus specialist teaching resources and professional development solutions, Discovery Education equips teachers with the tools to make lessons come to life.
Probrand has developed a ground-breaking CIPS accredited marketplace offering 300,000 IT products, managed services and solutions. This award-winning business openly connects over 50,000 members with 2,500 brands in education, business and all areas of the public sector. IT buyers receive personalised education discounts direct from distributors and vendors, saving them time and money procuring IT.  The business also delivers IT services that run and transform school and college operations.
Christine Major, Director of Educational Partnerships at Discovery Education said:
“We’re excited to be joining forces with HP and Probrand to deliver 21st century learning to pupils everywhere. This partnership will help teachers to get the best value from the money they spend on digital technology, making their EdTech budgets go further and improving student outcomes.”
Steve Buet, Sales Manager, Probrand, said: “Our research has found that 99% of special discounts don’t make it to IT buyers. Furthermore, the complexity and volatility of the IT market is seeing some pay a margin of up to 1092% for IT.  We’re pleased to bring a stop to this with an open marketplace and by partnering with like-minded organisations such as Discovery Education to deliver value back into the classroom.”
Schools can access the scheme by visiting It’s quick and easy to register. Simply create an account, purchase your school’s new hardware via the Probrand marketplace, trade-in your old equipment and choose your Discovery Education resources.
Editors note: If your school is looking to raise funds (£1,000 for 90 mins of your time) and find out about fantastic innovations shaping the sector then take a look at!

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Damien is the co-founder of Nexus Education - a collaboration of over 11,000 schools, 500 solution providers and other key figures across the education sector. Nexus encourages, and aids, group collaboration across a number of areas including procurement and training to ensure the best possible outcomes for children in schools all over the UK. Nexus has invested over £100,000 directly into UK schools via #NeXworking.

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