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LGfL Newsletter January 2020
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Happy New Year to you all! We hope the spring term has started well for all and that the LGfL Community have a happy and healthy 2020.
 
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Bett 2020
LGfL Stand - NH30

We are looking forward to Bett later this month. The team will be there on stand NH30 so please come along and say hello and let us know how we can further support you in your school. You can sign up to visit Bett here. We are also looking forward to the Bett Awards where we have been shortlisted in three categories: Company of the Year (with over £3 million turnover), Secondary Content for Maths in the Real World (MITRW) and Free Digital Content or Open Educational Resources for Supporting a Bereaved Pupil. You can find out further information in our Curriculum blog.

Join us for our Networking Drinks Reception @Bett between 4 and 6pm on Friday 24th January 2020 on our  stand (NH30) for a beer or one of the best cups of coffee at BETT 2020!
Link for delegates: 
https://tinyurl.com/yxy8lfyv

Join us for an exclusive drinks reception and discover how our latest technology empowers students to use creative problem-solving and express in new ways across all subjects. The Adobe and LGfL team will be in attendance to answer your questions and discuss ways you can better future proof your students with the help of the Creative Cloud. 

Details: Bett 2020, Customer Mixer At ExCel London; Stand SG30 (Hall S4) 17:00 - 19:00. Customers can sign up via the registration page:- 

Register for the Customer Mixer

LGfL are thrilled to once again be one of the companies sponsoring the Friday Social event, after the TeachMeet at TM Bett, 5:30-7:30pm. (N.B.You need to register for Bett in order to attend the Teachmeet which is taking place in the Schools Theatre at Excel). 

The Social - Networking and Drinks is taking place at Tapa Tapa, Western Gateway, E16 1DR (next to the Excel) on Friday 24th from 7:30pm. This informal gathering is a great chance to get talking and share ideas with others in the education community over a drink or two.

XMA and Google invite you to join them at the BETT show in January 2020. 

Along with Neverware, BenQ, Acer and EdTechTeam they have two days of engaging interactive sessions on a variety of Google for Education solutions to equip you on your journey with Chrome in the classroom held at the Google BETT Suite. These are great sessions led by teachers around the best way of integrating Google cloud solution in to your schools.

Be in with a chance of winning a class set of Chromebooks for your school when you sign up for a session. Sign up by pressing the button below:

Google Workshop Session
LGfL Digital Excellence Awards 2020

Bookings are now open for our annual Safeguarding Conference and will soon be open for the Let’s Get Digital Conference (Thursday 23rd April). We will let you know when booking details for this are released.

Friday 6th March - the SafeConf full agenda now includes a real-life CSE story and the latest in safeguarding issues around money mules and hacking and the conference is aimed at Designated Safeguarding Leads but would also benefit Online Safety/RSHE/PSHE Leads (in the run up to September 2020 and the new statutory requirements for RSE curriculum in schools). You can book now, click on the button below:

Book for SafeConf on Eventbrite
LGfL Annual Conference 2020
We are now accepting entries for the Digital Excellence Awards 2020; these awards celebrate best practice and innovative approaches in using the wide range of learning resources and services provided by LGfL.

This year we have included a cash prize of £1000 in addition to the physical award and an image you can display on your school website. You can enter by clicking the links next to each category. The closing date for entries is 28th February 2020.


For much more information about the awards check out our blog post.
Audio Network
In last month’s Newsletter we informed you that Audio Network had been updated. We hope you are enjoying the new look and feel. In order to access this when not on the school network (ie from home or elsewhere) then please complete the Headteacher Declaration Data release  - required for the USO log in system to work with Audio Network. Click here for simple summary guide on how to configure access via the LGfL USO log in.
Busy Things

Have your pupils and staff got USO access for Busy Things?  If not, contact sue@busythings.co.uk. As soon as we get 49 more - everyone who has released data will be entered into a prize draw for some Busy Things goodies!
Maths Week London

Maths Week London’s mission is to ignite a love of maths in children across the capital. Numeracy is a vital skill and we believe it can and should be enjoyable, relatable and accessible. Working with schools and families, Maths Week London aims to: 

improve children’s confidence in mathematics and encourage a positive attitude

demonstrate to children the value of maths as a lifelong skill by linking it to the wider world around them

encourage all children to develop their maths skills and become confident mathematicians

We at LGfL, are delighted to be supporting Maths Week London, taking place 22-26 June 2020. Join in the celebration and register to take part! Visit the website using the button below to:

download a range of free resources

register to attend free events

take part in the Maths Week London Contest

apply for funding to support your school to take part in Maths Week London

Follow on Social media: @MathsWeekLDN  using #MathsWeekLDN

Register for Maths Week London with LGfL
Pledge 2020

300 schools have been upgraded to new Pledge 2020 bandwidths. The average increase is over 150%. 500 schools have had an average 33% upgrade to take them to the limit of current equipment ahead of Pledge 2020. To make sure your schools are scheduled for an upgrade please log in and hit the CountMeIn button on our website.

Find how much you are saving with LGfL at: www.savings.lgfl.net

Pledge 2020 information is located at: www.pledge2020.lgfl.net

What schools are saying about LGfL: www.testimonials.lgfl.net
Click here for more information about Pledge 2020
Upcoming Training and Events

We have updated our training portal ready for the Spring term. Training is *FREE* for all LGfL teachers (ie it is included in the school’s Let’s Get Digital Subscription) and is held at LGfL HQ, Liverpool Street, 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 both full day and half day include:

  • Computing

  • Adobe

  • Mental Health

  • Designated Safeguarding Training

  • Core Subjects

  • Using LGfL Across the Curriculum

  • SEND

We have added Primary Curriculum Design: Maximising the Use of LGfL Resources on the 29th January as we are aware many schools are redesigning and refreshing their school curriculum currently.  

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.

Digisafe Wednesday Webinars

A series of webinars are available to those with an interest in or responsibility for online safety. Visit digisafewebinar.lgfl.net. The dates of the next few are as follows:

Fake News - 15 January 2020

• ⁣Engaging Parents with Online Safety - 12 February 2020

• ⁣A Guide for Governors - 11 March 2020
Adobe Training Opportunities

For inspiration and training, please visit the LGfL page on Adobe Education Exchange at http://edex.adobe.com/lgfl and also www.training.lgfl.net.

In addition, there is another Adobe training opportunity:- Adobe Creative Academy, training sessions at BETT: The sessions are a great opportunity for LGfL educators/schools to get hands on with Adobe products and meet the education team. Customers can sign up via the Adobe Bett 2020 landing page, please note that there are limited spaces per session available to pre-book, so reserve your space now: https://www.adobe.com/uk/events/bett-show-2020.html


Over 900 schools have claimed their licenses last year, but if have not already done so, you still can at: https://www.lgfl.net/services/adobe-creative-cloud or click below for the form:
Claim my Schools' Adobe Licences

Curriculum Blog
Our curriculum blog is updated weekly and now has over 185 posts showcasing resources from LGfL to help support you in delivering the curriculum. Please let us know what future blog posts you would like to read. If you would like to write a guest blog post about the use of LGfL resources in your school and the impact it is having, we would welcome such contributions! So that you never miss a post you can subscribe by clicking the button below:

Dates for Your Diary

22nd-25th January - BETT Show (including TMBett20 Social - Networking and Drinks on Friday 24th)

19th February - Tech Squad Training Event

26th February - Building an IT strategy for schools and MATs

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/london-grid-for-learning-19928388013

28th February - Closing date for LGfL Awards Submissions

29th February (Saturday) CAS London Conference; we are proud to be part of this CAS (Computing At School) London 2020 Conference. This will be a packed day of computing CPD with Ofsted's John Nixon - Keynote and sessions from our own @BradleyDardis and many more.
Tickets available on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cas-london-2020-conference-tickets-80100575979

W/B 22nd June 2020 -  London Maths Week
 

N.B For information about dates and resources with Inclusion in mind, visit inclusioncalendar.lgfl.net.

Regards,
Your Learning Resource Consultants
Laura Smith and Bradley Dardis

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