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Hello <<First Name>>,
So another academic year is here! We hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and are having a good start to the term.
Inclusion and Wellbeing Conference
Tickets are now available for our 'Communication to Support Inclusion and Wellbeing Conference' on the 1st November at etc.venues (St. Paul's conference venue). The day will include a range of inspiring keynotes from: In addition, there are workshops covering Mental Health, Wellbeing, Behaviour, EAL and a multi-sensory learning space. For more information and to claim your *FREE* tickets see here
SuperCloud Conference - 1st November 2019
The SuperCloud Conference will showcase the latest tools that help you get the most out of using cloud technology to help tackle the teacher workload, spark creativity and energise the curriculum. Featuring Microsoft, Google, Apple and Adobe Creative Cloud; there will be keynotes and workshops packed full of information and ways to get started with cloud technology and unlock new ways of teaching, learning and working. For more information and to claim your *FREE* tickets see here.
 

The Power of Creativity in Your Classroom

This year, your classes (including you!) can have access to Adobe Spark and the entire collection of Adobe Creative Cloud applications. Through the partnership between LGfL and Adobe, all LGfL schools are offered free Adobe licenses, deployment support and training.

Spark makes it easy for you and your students to communicate ideas with stunning presentations, graphics, and short videos—in minutes. Students can demonstrate learning, tell a story, or convey a point of view by making high-quality reports, research papers, posters, writing assignments, presentations, and so much more. Learn more about the offer, resources and the tools from: https://www.lgfl.net/learning-resources/summary-page/adobe.aspx

Pledge 2020 - Free Boost to Your Bandwith

Over the Summer, 200 schools have already been upgraded as part of the Pledge 2020 programme. To find out how much additional bandwidth you will receive Free Of Charge go to www.pledge.2020.lgfl.net. Sign in with your USO account to get a personalised update for your school or MAT.
This infographic sets out the rationale for Pledge 2020 – why it was needed for schools and what else LGfL are doing to ensure that your school/MAT can not only meet bandwidth pressures but is also future proofed. So what are you waiting for? Click on the "count me in" button - this is a FREE upgrade; there is no requirement to renew your contract. 

 

Adobe Rush
One of the applications available to LGfL schools as part of Adobe Creative Cloud is AdobePremiere Rush CC. Rush allows teachers and students to produce amazing, professional looking videos and projects leveraging video and images. Please have a look at a story from RMIT demonstrating how students experience Rush https://youtu.be/OxLrO2DoXvg.
On September 23rd, select LGfL schools will have the opportunity to meet with Adobe to direct the future development of Rush. Adobe’s Rush Product Manager is visiting the UK to understand how video is incorporated into the classroom (what devices are used, what types of videos are created and for which types of assignments and how video it taught in the classroom), guide future feature development and to understand which video apps are being used in the classroom.
 
We are looking for 1-2 secondary teachers and 1-2 students from LGfL schools for 30 minute 1:1 interviews. Please do let us know if there are teachers in your school who are running video projects and would be willing to share their experiences and feedback to Adobe. Please email eskeline@adobe.com if you want to be part of the amazing journey with Rush!
 

DigiSafe Updates
To help you prepare for the new academic year, the DigiSafe team have:

  1. Updated our online Safety Policy and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) templates to reflect the latest trends and legislation. These are ready for you to personalise for your school(s) – download now at safepolicies.lgfl.net
  2. Developed FREE New Face-to-Face Safeguarding Training for LGfL Schools. ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ makes it clear that schools must provide expert training for Safeguarding Leads and also keep all other staff up-to-date with the latest developments too. With this in mind, and against the background of the new RSHE (RSE/PSHE) curriculum which has 66 mentions of staying safe online, we’ve developed a new free training programme for your school – at no additional cost and delivered by some of the country’s leading experts. You can find more information and book now at safetraining.lgfl.net. Our new cybersecurity briefings for schools are delivered by City of London Police experts. These non-technical briefings and are ideal for School Business Managers, SLT and Tech teams. Don’t lose money or data because you weren’t prepared or aware of the risks. Please circulate this training information widely to colleagues ready for this new school year.
  3. Introduced a new series of TWILIGHT webinars – if it’s hard to get out of school, our 4pm webinars will cover new DfE guidance, livestreaming, bullying, youth violence, fake news, engaging parents / governors with online safety – sign up here.
  4. Chicken Shop Grooming - We have launched our poster campaign “There’s no such thing as free chicken” earlier this summer. The campaign highlights the dangers of this form of child exploitation, where young people on their way home from school are bought free food by an acquaintance or stranger over a number of days and start to unknowingly accrue debt. Download the poster, and find some excellent information, videos  and ideas to raise awareness  for your pupils, parents and staff here

Space Adventures Live with CAS, BCS and LGfL for National EU Code week.

A live event on the 18th October, hosted via Hangouts/YouTube using Scratch classroom and the Space Adventures coding units, will showcase LGfL resources, cloud based learning and outstanding computing pedagogy.
 
🚀Before the session: Children will need to have completed Units 1 & 2 of the LGfL Space Adventures unit of work and have stored their work on a Scratch Shared classroom (login & password will be shared with schools who sign up) which we will be able to access and view. For more information and to book:  https://community.computingatschool.org.uk/events/7239.
 
 

Training from LGfL
Our training portal is overflowing with training for the autumn term and beyond! There are a range of both full day and half day courses covering a wide range of topics including:

  • Computing
  • Adobe
  • Mental Health
  • Designated Safeguarding Training
  • Core Subjects
  • Using LGfL Across the Curriculum
  • SEND
  • Google
Training is FREE for all LGfL teachers and is held on a Tuesday at Camden CLC, or at one of our partner venues, you can find out more about the courses on offer and how to sign up here
You can also book one of the Learning Resource Consultants to come in to your school and deliver INSET sessions, and/or map your curriculum to LGfL resources; a perfect way to prepare for the term ahead and ensure you are making the most of the LGfL resources available to you. Contact us via training@lgfl.net.
Curriculum Blog
Our curriculum blog is updated weekly and now has over 150 posts showcasing resources from LGfL to help support you in delivering the curriculum.  Please let us know what future blog posts you would like or if you would like to write a guest blog post about the work you are doing in schools using LGfL resources. You can also subscribe to the blog so that you never miss a post. 
Dates for the Diary

The Power of an Active School  23rd September. Active Kids Do Better is about making little changes both at school and at home. To help schools, wherever they are on their journey, Nike and Discovery Education are hosting a number of professional development events in partnership with Youth Sports Trust. You can book your free session here.
TES SEN Show 4th and 5th October Come and see the LGfL IncludED team and find out how we can support all learners. We will be on stand 130 . We look forward to seeing you all there!
Space Adventures Live 18th October. In association with CAS and BCS, Space Adventure Live using Scratch and Space adventures coding units.
SuperCloud Conference 1st November. etc.venues, St Pauls. Find out more about the day and book your tickets here.
IncludED and Wellbeing Conference 1st November. etc venues, St Pauls. Find out more about the day and book your tickets here.
 
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Regards,
The LRC team
Bradley Dardis, Dawn Hallybone, Jose Kingsley and Laura Smith
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