Budget Announcements - Funding for Fibre for Schools

This month's budget saw the announcement of a further £200m for the support of the national digital infrastructure and the Government's LFFN (Local Full Fibre ) initiative. 

(Digital Infrastructure section 4.13, P56)

E2BN (East of England Broadband Network) is working with the Department for Education (DfE) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to identify schools that would, with their local community, benefit from the installation of high-speed fibre to the premises (FTTP).

The funding is ‘ring-fenced’ for the sole purpose of providing an FTTP installation and covers capital costs for fibre installation, any civil engineering dig that may be required, the router, filtering hardware and firewall set up. This funding is a one-off capped payment that eligible schools will receive prior to the installation being completed.

Ongoing venue costs will remain the school’s responsibility.

In order to access the grant school must meet criteria set out by the DfE and DCMS. 

E2BN is currently contacting eligible schools to establish the cost of FTTP provision and to assist schools with accessing the grant.

School leaders requiring any further advice and guidance may contact Tim Rocke, ICT Advisor, DfE, Tel: 07468 714382,

Email enquiry form: www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus

Let's Talk Pants

Your pupils' parents probably already talk to them about things like crossing the road safely. However, many parents struggle when it comes to talking to their children about staying safe from sexual abuse. The NSPCC has produced a free pack for parents to make having the conversation a lot easier. The PANTS rules, Pantosaurs the singing dinosaur and tips about when to talk, the PANTS pack helps parents help children to learn key messages about staying safe with introducing any scary words or ideas.

Parents (and teachers) can download a free PANTS pack

 

 

Enhancing educational effectiveness through IT

Calling all senior leaders and decisionmakers 

It’s a fact - you can’t run a school without good IT.  From increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of your staff to bringing new schools into MATs, IT can be an enabler or a blocker.  To find out how to make it an enabler, come to our exclusive event on the 23rd October.  With speakers from the DfE and Microsoft, MAT CEOs and schools themselves you'll get answers to the following questions - How do I:

  • Save money on my ICT?
  • Increase my staff effectiveness and efficiency?
  • Use ICT to improve CPD?
  • Transform SEN teaching and learning?
  • Get girls into technology?

 

Join us at Fujitsu HQ, Baker Street, W1U 3BW from 10:00  till 16:00 to find out

 Free entry and lunch provided 

Book your place here

Our Speakers

IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 1 IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 3
IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 2 IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 4
IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 6 IT MATTERS SocialPost Speaker 5

 

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It's that magical time of year again! Yes, its September, we've all just got back from our holidays and teachers are thinking about Christmas! 

E2BN has been thinking about Christmas too and is delighted to announce...The return of Father Christmas!

Once again we have persuaded Santa to help you and your pupils get in the mood for Christmas with our very special 'Video Conference with Father Christmas' sessions.

Father Christmas plus Mother Christmas, and possibly a few elves, will be available on 11th, 12th and 13th December 2018 to speak to your pupils live from the Christmas Grotto. 

Find out how Father Christmas manages to visit so many houses in one night, learn what makes reindeer fly and how Father Christmas manages to eat all of the mince pies!

Twenty Minute Slots with 15 minutes talking with Father Christmas available on 11th, 12th & 13th December 2018 between 9 am and 3.30pm

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You will need

  • A PC or laptop with speakers, a microphone and a webcam. (We don't recommend that you use a tablet)
  • You may need to download a video conference client (piece of software) to your device before the session - we will supply full instructions.

You will also need to carry out a test session to ensure that the 'tech' works with one of the E2BN office elves prior to your session.

£30 per session

To check availability and to book your session please phone: 01462 834588 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Online Safety Glossary

The Internet and its associated services have spawned a wealth of new terminology and redefined many old words. Sometimes it seems as if the young are speaking a completely new language! Download our full glossary to keep up to date with the latest vocabulary.

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