DfE and NCSC Letter to Schools - Cyber Security

 The DFE and NCSC have written to all schools to raise awareness of the increasing threat of cyber attacks on schools. If you haven't recieved this letter you can download a copy of the text here:

The letter describes:

  • What you should do if your schools suffers a cyber attack
  • What you should do to reduce the risk and harm of a cyber attack
  • Annex A - Explains ransomware, how it impacts education and whether you should pay the ransomware
  • Annex B - Covers being prepared and links to lots of support materials including the NCSC early warning system and Exercise in a Box

 

Additional advice and guidance from the NEN can be found here:

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/cybersecurity-what-if/

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/cybersecurity-checklist/

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/web-filtering-for-schools/

VC with Santa 2020

We are delighted to announce that, despite the current pandemic, it will be business as usual for Father Christmas this year! Along with Mrs Christmas, he will be available to talk to your pupils live from the E2BN Christmas Grotto on 9th and 10th December 2020.

Aided by the technical wizardry and magic of the E2BN elves you and your pupils will have a safe and totally socially distanced 15 minute speaking slot with Father Christmas. (No masks required!)

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 so many mince pies in one night!

 vc santa

You will need

A PC or laptop with speakers, a microphone and a webcam. (We don't recommend that you use a tablet)
We will send you a secure link to to access the live stream. 
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. 

£35 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.

Getting started with G Suite for distance learning -Webinaire

Are you thinking about moring to Google for Education? Google is hosting a webinar series designed for Senior Leaders, Teachers and IT Admins alike who are interested in using Google's tools for teaching and learning during COVID-19 related school closures. The webinaire is free and open to all.

Find out more and sign up here

Remote Learning Resources

The Royal Academy of Engineering have produced a comprehensive document detailing online provisions for all STEM subjects with a brief overview of each. There are resources for pupils from KS1 to KS5 covering science, DT and computing.

Please feel free to share this document amongst members of your schools and further afield.  

The DfE are also contacting schools to share advice on remote learning resources. The full list of resources recommended by the DfE can be viewed here.

  • Importantly, the list is not mandatory, and includes advice for schools to continue using the resources they already have.
  • Whilst the list is not extensive, it is not as limited as once feared, and there is a clear message for suppliers that they can apply to be included in future iterations – we are seeking a named contact within the Department who we can liaise with on this issue.
  • The list does include links to both LendED and EdTech Impact, offering teachers the chance to select additional resources that have been through a process of curation and qualification.

E2BN's own online learning resources can be accessed free of charge and from home

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