Google

Vital York Limited is a Google Workspace for Education partner.

We can provide the following Google products and services:

Google Workspace for Education

Google Workspace healthchecks

Google Workspace support contracts

Chromebooks

Google Workspace for Education

Ignite pupils’ learning with Google Workspace for Education, a suite of tools designed to empower educators and students as they learn and innovate together. Providing collaborative tools for learning, Google Workspace can be used anywhere, anytime and on any budget, meaning that teachers and students can work on their own or collaboratively, whether they are at school or at home and on any device.

Our promise

In line with educational best practices, Vital will:

  • Manage Google Workspace on your behalf, setting up your domain, creating user accounts and email and setting up Google Drive.
  • Ensure that all necessary safeguarding controls are in place and sharing permissions are specified.
  • Configure your devices so that each child sees a uniform desktop.
  • Restrict apps and manage deployment of extensions for pupils on Google.
  • Set permissions so that data cannot be shared with inappropriate external contacts and access to websites is controlled.
  • Offer CPD relating to using and keeping up-to-date with Google Workspace.
  • Ensure GDPR compliance, working with schools to keep user accounts current, as and when children and/or staff leave.
  • Provide Chrome Education licences.

 

Google Workspace healthcheck

With a Google Workspace healthcheck, you can be reassured that you have the full security, integrity, confidence, and all the added benefits that Google Workspace offers. The healthcheck, which is done remotely, will check your Google Workspace configuration including:

  • User permissions and number of users
  • Apps and extensions whitelisting
  • Access rights
  • Restrictions
  • Email setup
  • API restrictions
  • Device setup
  • Config security check
  • Any other safeguarding issues

We can help if:

  • You have set up Google Workspace for your school and would just like reassurance that everything is secure and compliant.
  • You have been reliant on a member of staff to manage Google Workspace and they have now left.

Once the healthcheck is complete, you will receive a Google Workspace report, with issues categorised as red, amber or green. We can then either assist you to fix any identified issues or provide you with a  support contract, or you can source technical support from your local provider.

What does a Google Workspace Healthcheck cost?

The healthcheck is offered for a set fee. Any additional technical work or support contracts would be charged as extra. Please contact us for current cost information.

 

Google Workspace support contract

To assist you with ongoing Google Workspace management, keep you abreast of developments and provide answers to all your Google Workspace queries, we offer an annual, bespoke Google Workspace Support Contract. The contract covers:

  • Ongoing setup and management of Google Workspace, users and groups and the core product suite
  • Google Workspace helpdesk providing online and telephone support for product advice and practical day-to-day help on the core Google Workspace product suite:
  • Docs
  • Sheets
  • Forms
  • Slides
  • Drive
  • Calendar
  • Jamboard
  • Initial app advice
  • Assistance with best practice
  • Proactive Google Workspace updates
  • Procurement advisory service if you need to buy additional kit
  • Continuing Professional Development

Our experienced helpline staff are all fully qualified to advise you and have learning and teaching experience.

 

Chromebooks

Educational chromebooks are simple, secure and shareable devices that teachers and students can use to create and collaborate. They are web-based devices that you can use to access the Internet, enriching apps and powerful extensions. They can also be used offline.

With automatic updates and multi-layer security, Chromebooks continue to improve long after you buy them. They provide the cheapest, quickest and best way to access the internet and Google Workspace. We provide:

  • Non-touch or touch educational chromebooks
  • Storage and charging trolley
  • Peripherals including headphones, mice and chargers
  • A print solution
  • A licence for each device
  • Full enrolment into Google Workspace

Why invest in chromebooks?

  • Most cost effective, best and speediest way to access Google Workspace
  • With chrome extensions and access to the Android App Store, chromebooks become a useful learning and teaching tool
  • Excellent battery life
  • Managed through the Google Workspace console – we can prepopulate the domain on the devices
  • Your devices are integrated with Google Workspace
  • If your chromebooks are damaged or stolen, you don’t lose anything as it’s all managed centrally through Google Workspace.

Costs

As most of our Google products are bespoke to your needs, costs will vary from school to school. Please contact us for information.

 

Managed Service solution

We can provide a one-stop-shop solution for all our Google products (and more) through our Managed Service solution – please contact us for details.

What do our clients say?

Using G Suite has helped us reshape how we deliver lessons and support children in the progression of key skills across different subject areas. It provides the chance for students to learn by collaborating with others as well as allowing the children to develop their independence. I can’t recommend it enough!

Charlotte Platts
Year 6 Teacher, Park Grove Primary Academy

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about our Google offering or you would like to find out more about our Managed Service solution, please give us a call or drop us a line – we’re always happy to help.

T: 0344 873 6100

E: info@vitalyork.com

Vital insights

@VitalYork

- 3 days ago

Great to see pupils @haxbyrdprimary learning about online security and safety 👍 https://t.co/jDcaymVZ3E
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@VitalYork

- 3 days ago

One of our clients, @SFX_School is now the proud owner of 20 touchscreen Chromebooks donated by the DfE. Another step forward as part of their #edtech journey @SMCCAT_SCHOOLS https://t.co/acw73KpaDB
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@VitalYork

- 3 days ago

Love this! Thank you Miss Crosby for helping the children look after their Chromebooks 😀 https://t.co/N0D6CebhHs
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@VitalYork

- 19 days ago

Good luck to all those who are going back to school this week! Don't forget, we're here to support you if you need us #VitalSupport #VitalPartner https://t.co/o078ZouSiu
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@VitalYork

- 22 days ago

Another busy, busy week! We've been to lots of schools helping them get their #edtech ready for the start of term.... @Ousebank @stoswaldsyork @yorkhigh @LakesideYork to name a few! #VitalPartner #SetForSeptember https://t.co/GnVEWeK0hR
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@VitalYork

- 32 days ago

@Poppleton_Road You are very welcome! So glad you are pleased, we love having happy customers #edtech #septemberready
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@VitalYork

- 50 days ago

Phone install today @acombprimary getting everything sorted for September @PathfinderMAT Talk to us about your #telephony requirements, we’d love to help! Working in partnership with @NFONcom https://t.co/fzfqHk2OtR
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@VitalYork

- 51 days ago

It's all hands on deck at #VitalHQ over a very, very busy summer. Even Blue is getting stuck into enrolling chromebooks for @robwilkprimary @eboractrust He's doing a great job!! #VitalBlue 🐾🐾🐾 https://t.co/bTBLHjRP1I
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- 74 days ago

@ChattyStaffroom: I passed! Started off hols with bit of CPD while mine still at sch - so many opps to explore with #MinecraftEdu @ICTEvangelist @VitalYork @clint_lees see our recent #year6 project here https://t.co/tJZ8xVLfqJ https://t.co/zjjosfoUuJ
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@VitalYork

- 74 days ago

@LawsSt: We are currently having a session in Year3 @stlaws_school about internet safety with our local PCSO. It’s great to work in partnership with @NYP_York @NYorksPolice to prepare our pupils for a digital world;they are all ears with somebody in a police uniform in the room! https://t.co/gTwG3dExGj
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