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Hello <<First Name>>,
We hope that you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and we would like to wish you and your students all the best of luck with the upcoming SATs, GCSE'S and A Levels.

Conference
Many thanks to all those delegates who attended our recent Let's Get Digital Conference, you can read all the updates from the conference, including our new EYFS Spotlight, Computing resource centre,  j2whiteboard and Steam School on our blog. PDF versions of all the keynotes and workshops are available here.

LGfL Digital Excellence Awards - winners
The winners of the LGfL Digital Excellence Awards were announced at our Let's Get Digital Conference. Congratulations to the winning schools and also those who were highly commended.
  • Online Safety - Highly Commended - Gifford Primary School
  • Online Safety - Winners - Waterside School
  • Use of j2e tools across the curriculum - Highly Commended - St. Raphael's Catholic Primary
  • Use of j2e tools across the curriculum - Winners - Trafalgar Infant School
  • Cloud Transformation - Highly Commended - St. Fidelis Catholic Primary 
  • Cloud Transformation - Winners - Exning Primary School

IncludED Update
Learning through movement is our latest resource that has been added to our IncludED portfolio, this CPD resource has been produced to help teachers develop understanding of the significance of movement for learners to maintain focus and for effective handwriting.
The IncludED team are also conducting a survey to understand what is working well for you in schools and where they can make improvements to the current service. You can find the survey here.

Savings Calculator
Save more than you spend! You can now use the Savings Calculator to find out how your schools can make savings as part of your LGfL Let's Get Digital subscription. 

ReadingZone Live
Our next Reading Zone Live event is on the 20th May featuring the author Fleur Hitchcock.  We want as many schools as possible to experience the ReadingZone Live programme in a live, interactive way. We do not want technology to be a barrier to participation. Therefore, we have configured the technology to be open to all schools. It is no longer necessary to have dedicated Video Conferencing equipment. For more detailed guidance please read this updated information.
 
DigiSafe Updates
Videos from SafeConf are available to view at safeconf.lgfl.net.
The new WebScreen is now live and fully functional –  you can find more information here.
Don't forget to check out SafeBlog, new content includes running a parent session and the Online Harms White Paper

Training from LGfL
There are lots of new courses for the Summer term on our training portal.  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. Examples of future courses include: Mental Health Training, Online Safety, Creative Computing, EYFS as well as GoogleMicrosoft and Apple training. 

You can also book one of the Learning Resource Consultants to come in to your school and deliver INSET sessions, 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 130 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. 

Rocket Fund
Rocket Fund is a free fundraising platform for schools.
This term they have10 x £250 boosts available for tech projects launched on 3rd June! (see rules here).
Get involved by submitting a project before 27th May.
Any questions, contact them on hello@rocket.fund.

Dates for the Diary
Building an IT Strategy for Schools and MATS - 10th May and 22nd May 2019.  This event is free for staff at LGfL/TRUSTnet schools, and schools hoping to join the LGfL Lets Get Digital Service - ideal for School or MAT's SBM's or Senior Leaders. During the day we will explain all the elements required for formulating and delivering a digital strategy in a stand alone school or MAT>
Cloud Service Conference 11th June. LGfL are proud to launch it's Cloud Solutions Conference, by demystifying cloud technology in schools and the classroom with a hands on experience of how to do so. The course is suitable for Teachers, Subject Leaders and School Leadership.


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Regards,

 

The LRC team

Bradley Dardis, Dawn Hallybone, Jose Kingsley and Laura Smith
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