Rethink CloudWhat is RethinkCloud?

RethinkCloud is the free online cloud readiness tool that helps you to evaluate your schools’ cloud provision and develop your strategy for ICT, so that it truly transforms teaching and learning.

Working through four sections of the tool, you will answer questions around your school’s current ICT provision and identify how you would like to progress your strategy. Reports will be generated at the end of each section which when combined will provide a detailed roadmap, tailored specifically for your school. 

RethinkCloud DashboardWhat can RethinkCloud do for my school?

  1. Support you in an audit of your current ICT provision and evaluation of your school's approach focusing on the key areas of Management, Technology and People
  2. Develop your technology strategy and vision, and understand what the next steps are to make progress towards this.
  3. Identify gaps in provision and areas for development.
  4. Formulate a clear action plan, tailored to meet your schools' needs.
  5. Access a wide range of reports at different points in the process that can be used to engage your stakeholder community in developing your future strategy.

TeachersHow do I get started?

Before you begin, we recommend that you form a Technology Steering Group. This group will be the driving force behind your progression through the RethinkCloud journey and will need representation from SLT, finance, technical and pedagogical areas at the very least.

One member of the team will then need to complete the registration form for your school, before adding each member of the Steering Group as an individual user within the school account.

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Girl on telephoneWhere do I go for help?

If you have any questions, please drop us an email at ecs@swgfl.org.uk or call us on 0845 601 3202. We're happy to help.

South West Grid for LearningWho is behind RethinkCloud?

The tool has been developed by South West Grid for Learning, a charitable trust that specialises in the advancement of education through the safe, secure and appropriate use of technology. They are the creators of the multi-award winning 360° Safe Online Safety Tool and are proud to introduce the brand new RethinkCloud Readiness Tool.

BT LogoWhat Next?

In partnership with BT, the South West Grid for Learning have developed a brand new catalogue of services designed to make learning more accessible and offering schools a new way to buy ICT; all the services are cloud-based and can flex to meet individual school requirements. All services have been specified and validated by the South West Grid for Learning and will be available to buy via the SWGfL ECS Framework.