Replacement Broadband in Essex Schools

Internet4schools’, working with ‘Levett Consultancy’ is launching a fully integrated education broadband service with features that include:

  • Highly competitive & flexible pricing
  • Choice of flexible broadband & fibre services to suit your needs
  • Dedicated UK based support staff offering a fully managed service
  • Unique for schools integrated Google Cloud G suite for education
  • Changeover fully managed for you by experienced project managers at no extra cost
  • Dedicated National Education Network web-filtering product designed with, and for, UK schools

This event is aimed at School, Academy and Multi-Academy Trust leaders looking for true next-generation fast internet connectivity services that also supports moving to future-proofed cloud infrastructure supporting teaching and learning. This ‘Internet4schools’ launch event will showcase fast connectivity services and demonstrate how much time and money you could save. We will also show you the benefits of using G Suite for Education to spark productivity, creativity and learning for your establishment.


Wednesday 13th November 2019

3 dedicated sessions covering the following items:

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Internet 4 Schools Launch
  • Ensuring a smooth service changeover
  • G Suite for Education
  • Open floor Q&A
  • Close

Session Times:

  • Morning Session: 09:30 to 12:00
  • Afternoon Session: 13:00 to 15:30
  • Twilight Session: 16:00 to 18:30

You can download the full schedule here.

Essex County Cricket Club, The Cloudfm County Ground, New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0PG



Free History/Art Resource

Please download and use our free teaching resources f packed with lots of art ideas to support teaching The Iron Age to The Stone Age in History.


Section 1 - Paint Your Cave

Teachers Notes

Learning Objectives

Making Paint - images

Painted Caves and the Animals that inspired them


Section 2 - Jewellery

Teachers Notes

Learning Objectives

Stone Age Jewellery Images

Modern Jewellery Images

Iron and Bronze Age Shields


Section 3 - Making Felt

Teachers Notes

Learning Objectives

Making Felt Images and Instruction


Gender Balance in Computing

An opportunity to get involved with the Gender Balance in Computing project, a major new research project looking at how to engage more female students in computing, as part of the National Centre for Computing Education.

In 2018, only 20% of all GCSE Computer Science students were girls1, but girls are well-represented in extra-curricular learning programmes such as Apps for Good. So the first strand of the new project will investigate the links between extra-curricular learning and school subject choice, in order to discover new ways of encouraging girls to consider GCSE Computer Science.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is looking for secondary schools who are interested in being part of the project. It’s open to schools who offer GCSE Computer Science and who already run / are open to running the Apps for Good programme with their Year 8 pupils.

Key information:

  • The project will run from September 2019 to March 2020.
  • Schools taking part will be asked to use the Apps for Good App Development Standard Course with Year 8 pupils (girls and boys) at some point during this time; this course takes an average of 12 hours to deliver.
  • Schools may be asked to try out some new resources designed to encourage more girls to consider GCSE Computer Science. These resources will be very similar to the standard Apps for Good programme, with some extra activities.
  • Apps for Good will provide schools with ready-to-use materials to minimise the demand on teachers’ time.
  • Pupils will complete short online surveys at the start and the end of the project, in order to measure the impact of the new resources.
  • If you agree to take part, your school will receive the new resources in either September 2019 or March 2020

To get involved, complete this 2-minute form by Tuesday 18 June, and Raspberry Pi will send you further information.

1From the Roehampton Annual Computing Report 2018.

New Tech join the micro pet challenge !

Clackclose Hundred is proud to present The Arm School Program who will be delivering activities using micro:bits where participants can design, make and program an interactive micro:pet. using the very latest technology The session will be a practical hands-on making session where participants can make as well program their product. There will be prizes for the most creative pet! So come and join us and get creative!

More information and booking

Help Parents to keep Children Safe Online

Many parents really struggle when it comes to helping their children stay safe online.  From deciding how much screen-time is 'okay' to how to spot if a child is being groomed, to knowing which online games are unsuitable to how to report concerns about social media, many parents are unsure, lack confidence and are desperate for some guidance. Providing that help can be time-consuming and daunting for a school but there are some things that you can do that are quick and easy and will provide peace of mind for both you and your parents.

1) Internet Matters should be everyone's go-to place for straight forward practical advice about helping children and their parents stay safe online. Share the link  with parents so that they can learn about online safety at their own pace.

2) Check out Internet Matter's Parent Pack  which contains three separate presentations on; cyberbullying, bullying and a more generic presentation on keeping safe online parents Evening

3) If you don't feel confident presenting to a parents contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can provide online safety sessions for parents, Governors and staff at your school. These sessions can be customised to respond to the particular issues that are of concern to your school. Find out more at under the events/ training tab.

4)Attend our Online Safety Leaders' Day on 16th May and improve your own knowledge of online safety Find out more here

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