Link2ICT School Newsletters
In this edition... Blog: Career opportunities - This month, our Senior Education Advisor Bren Taylor, questions why young people are not aspiring to the jobs for the future and shunning careers in technology. Horizons - Collaborating with recognised Mental Health and Wellbeing Experts, we will be hosting these termly seminars to support schools. Preparing pupils for work - How can you ensure that your pupils are receiving the right combination of classroom and on-the-job-experience to ensure a successful future? Updating your data - Make sure you're not missing out on the information you need - ensure the contact details we currently hold for you and your school colleagues is up-to-date. And lots more!
In this edition... Blog: 2020 Prediction Bingo - This month, Bren Taylor, our Senior Education Advisor looks to the future and makes his predictions for the year ahead in education. How to stay connected - Your broadband contract is ending soon - make sure you have access to a connectivity package tailored to meet the unique needs of the whole school community. Get going with Google - The Google ecosystem provides a comprehensive platform that helps schools reduce workloads and their financial outgoings. Windows - How to stay secure - Support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 has ended. These systems are now vulnerable to security issues - safeguard your school's IT estate now. And lots more!
In this edition... Blog: And on to the main course... - This month, Bren Taylor, our Senior Education Advisor serves up a range of appetising items on the menu for those seeking the truth. Office holiday closure - As we all begin winding down for the Christmas holidays, we would like to advise you of our opening hours during the festive period. Online Safety Conference - Entrust Education Technologies invites you to our free Online Safety Conference: in preparation for Safer Internet Day 2020 (Tuesday 11 February). TheSchoolBus - If you’re struggling to get by on the government’s current SEND budget, ensure you’re making good financial decisions with this free article from TheSchoolBus. And lots more!
In this edition... Annual Renewals - We have reviewed our services to ensure that we are delivering on what you need and that we are providing value for money. Access your statement online now. Blog: The hors d'oeuvres for truth - This month, Bren Taylor considers where the quest for truth begins, the building blocks required and the obstacles schools must overcome to meet the challenge. Online Safety Conference - Entrust Education Technologies invites you to our free Online Safety Conference: in preparation for Safer Internet Day 2020 (Tuesday 11 February). SchooliP - The simplest, most effective way to manage teacher and staff appraisals. SchooliP helps schools to improve standards, reduce costs and reduce workloads. And lots more!
In this edition... Is the quest for truth at the centre of your curriculum? - This month, our Senior Education Advisor considers the role schools must play in challenging reality during times of fact-changing technology. Apple RTC Launch - Join us at our Apple Regional Training Centre Launch at the Chris Bryant Centre on 9 December - we have organised some inspirational training for you. School Spotlight - Featuring Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School, where they are improving outcomes with their technology-enhanced creative curriculum. SENDSpace - Available anytime and anywhere, SENDSpace is the BRAND NEW whole-school development programme meeting the needs of pupils with SEND. And lots more!
In this edition... A climate for kindness? - This month, our Senior Education Advisor considers the benefits to education and the wellbeing of pupils by incorporating kindness into the curriculum. Important updates - Key information providing clarity about changes that are taking place around the City and changes to some of the services delivered into schools. School Spotlight - Featuring Cannock Chase High School and highlighting the benefits of their use of our Remote Access solution. NQTSpace - A digital programme dedicated to the successful induction of NQTs to evaluate, develop and review their practice to meet the Teachers’ Standards. And lots more!
In this edition... Refreshing your school's ecosystem - Keep pace with the solutions that will maximise efficiency, create better outcomes and deliver according to the bespoke needs of your school’s curriculum. Blog: Intent, implementation and impact - This month, our Senior Education Advisor Bren Taylor, throws out a challenge to leaders battling with budgets and seeking solutions to address their school technology strategy. EducationSpace - Discover EducationSpace - the digital portal with a high quality, affordable suite of tools for ongoing professional development and support. WIN a Chromebook! - As a valued customer, let us know what you think and you could win a cool device that is smarter, faster and more secure! And lots more!
In this edition... Days to remember - Your pupils can experience these amazing opportunities which will both reward and inspire - in very different ways! Blog: Don't forget the pedagogy! - In light of the new EdTech Strategy, Bren Taylor sets out to remind everyone that pedagogy should be at the heart of all that which education is about. The journey to wellbeing - In partnership with Entrust, we have a range of services designed to support you improve health and wellbeing within your school. Book now for #LTSB2019 - Learning to Shape Birmingham 2019 is designed to inspire and inform as we seek to grow our culture of collaboration to improve Birmingham schools together. And lots more!
In this edition, we take a look at the DfE's strategy for education providers and the technology industry to help improve and increase the effective use of technology in education, our Senior Education Consultant also considers how schools can approach this new strategical challenge, we publish our new Curriculum and Development Training Guide containing professional development opportunities for the term ahead, invite you to a range of free events which we have lined up for the Summer term, we remind you about GDPR compliance with a FREE webinar, TheSchoolBus has information about financial education and school uniforms, we bring you an in-depth article which highlights how pupil wellbeing must start in the staff room, plus there's our regular online safety and MIS updates, not forgetting those all-important dates for your diary.
In this edition, our Senior Education Consultant wonders if AI could have solved Brexit and the recruitment crisis in schools, we give you another opportunity to sign up to our new series of seminars - ‘Horizons: Maintaining wellbeing in a digital world’, we proudly announce that we are improving outcomes with technology for schools in West Sussex, we offer an exclusive discount for the EAL Success Roadshow 2019, we highlight an innovative translation and interpreting service, we ask the pertinent question, "Are your prepared for January 2020?", we also invite you to a number of exciting events we have organised for you during the Summer term plus there's our regular online safety and MIS updates and much more, not forgetting those all-important dates for your diary.
In this edition, you still have time to register for our annual conference ‘Empowering the students of today to create the world of tomorrow’, in the Link2ICT Blog, our Senior Education Consultant considers the new Ofsted Inspection Framework and wonders if now is the time for a calculated risk, we bring you the latest Teacher Feature with Chris Geiregger of Tower View Primary School, we look at making English language accessible for pupils with EAL, announce our new seminars, ‘Horizons: Maintaining wellbeing in a digital world’, we take a look back at the success of Safer Internet Day, focus on the Link2ICT Technician Service - providing specialist onsite support when you need it, introduce Entrust’s Approved BACS Bureau Service plus there's our regular online safety and MIS updates and much more, not forgetting those all-important dates for your diary.
Here's our latest Online Safety Newsletter for Spring 2019 - packed with the latest updates and information to support your online safety agenda.
In this edition, our Senior Education Advisor greets 2019 by looking forward to the new Ofsted Framework in the Link2ICT blog, we bring you exciting events for the Spring term from online safety to our annual conference, highlight the equally important and essential layer of safeguarding services we have to comprehensively protect your data and systems, launch the new and improved support portal, introduce Smoothwall RADAR - still the great monitoring software but with a new name, announce our new partnership with Google Education where you are invited to get going with Google in your school, give you an insight into just how busy we were in the Autumn term, plus there's our regular online safety and MIS updates and much more, not forgetting those all-important dates for your diary.
In this edition, we profile Teresa Wright of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School in our Teacher Feature, bring you the latest blog post from our Senior Education Consultant, Bren Taylor, who reflects on the last twelve months, we bring you a number of key messages for the end of term, introduce SchooliP - the solution that helps schools and academies to simply and effectively manage professional development, highlight how you can bring computing lessons to life with affordable robotics, inform you of our Online Safety Event in preparation for Safer Internet Day 2019, take a look Entrust’s Ways to Wellbeing Award, plus there's our regular online safety and MIS updates and much more, not forgetting those all-important dates for your diary.
In this edition, we focus the spotlight on Wilkes Green Junior School who were one of the finalists in our Innovation in Schools Award, bring you the latest blog post from our Senior Education Consultant, Bren Taylor, who considers whether Ofsted is making learning exciting again, we highlight a number of events including a Mental Health Webinar (as part of Anti-Bullying Week), the SIMS Next Generation seminars and the Network Managers’ events, we offer a new training opportunity to safeguard your school from the reality of phishing and cybercrime, plus there's our regular online safety and MIS updates and much more, not forgetting those all-important dates for your diary.
In this edition, we announce the winner of the Innovation in Schools Award 2018, launch our Customer Charter which details the levels of service you can expect from us, bring you the latest blog post from our Senior Education Consultant, Bren Taylor, who reflects on the recent ‘Learning to Shape Birmingham’ conference, give you the lowdown on Computing Lead, Lisa Hawtin in our new “Teacher Feature”, we highlight the upcoming Network Managers’ events, share how we are helping schools manage mental health concerns, plus there's our regular online safety and MIS updates and much more, not forgetting those all-important dates for your diary.
In this edition, we bring you the latest blog post from our Senior Education Consultant, Bren Taylor, who looks at a number of announcements made during the all-too-fleeting summer break, we focus on the need to ensure ongoing GDPR compliance and how Link2ICT can support your school to achieve this, we keep you up-to-date with Keeping Children Safe in Education - providing you with practical solutions to meet the latest DfE guidance, TheSchoolBus provides useful resources to combat back-to-school bullying, we have a range of events including school improvement seminars, Apple Regional Training Centre sessions and there's still time to book your place at the Learning to Shape Birmingham conference, plus there's our regular online safety and MIS updates and much more, not forgetting those all-important dates for your diary.