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[20th June 2019]

Discovery Education and Probrand announce partnership to help school budgets go further
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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.

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.

Discovery Education, HP for Education and Probrand

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 tradein.discoveryeducation.co.uk/devices.

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.

About Discovery Education

As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.

Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.

About Probrand

A Top 100 UK VAR with 25-years’ heritage, Probrand provides IT products, cloud services, managed IT services and IT solutions.

Focused on taking the hassle out of IT procurement, Probrand has put digital at the heart of its business. Its CIPS accredited online marketplace openly connects 50,000 registered IT buyers with 2,500 brands and vendors. Users can access additional support from dedicated sector and technical specialists in an environment personalised to them.

And the business has more than 15-years’ experience delivering an award-winning portfolio of managed IT services and solutions to private and public sector organisations. Find out more at probrand.co.uk