Levelling the educational playing field – LGfL at Bett 2017

Winners of the 2016 Bett Award for Primary Digital Content, London Grid for Learning, LGfL, will be showcasing TRUSTnet early in the new year at Bett 2017. Also featured at the show will be LGfL’s new SuperCloud offering – designed to support the wider digital transformation of local authorities and the public sector. 

LGfL’s newly launched educational resources, include Developing British Values, the Trust’s new KS2-5 resource for PSHE, Citizenship and RE, and Symbol Library, a KS1-4 symbol pack for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) developed by Widgit. 

Previously only available to schools in the Capital under the LGfL banner, the newly-named TRUSTnet package has been adopted nationwide by more than 60 local authorities (LAs), multi academy trusts (MATs) and larger multi academy chains (MACs).

Customers include The Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, Liverpool LA, and also MATs and MACs including Harris, Ark, Future and Step.

Using a superfast, robust and reliable regional network supported by Virgin Media Business, TRUSTnet provides its customers with very high availability. 

Each school receives a dedicated fibre connection to the premises with the capability to deliver massively high speed connections.  So, if a school, academy or local authority is running mission-critical applications over the internet, such as content-streaming or Voice over IP, TRUSTnet can offer peace of mind.london grid for learning cyber security screenshot

As well as broadband, TRUSTnet comes with a comprehensive array of bundled services  including internet filtering, secure filtered email for pupils and staff, Sophos antivirus software, video conferencing, cloud-based storage and access to a huge collection of premium learning resources, including unrivalled BETT award-winning curriculum content for Early Years to Key Stage 4. 

Anti-virus is currently available for home users and teachers whose schools access LGfL. 

For more information on cost savings and benefits http://TRUSTnet.pro/ 

A stand-alone learning resource in its own right Developing British Values is also a gateway to other ideas, assets and materials that can be used for one-off, dedicated activities, or for embedding core themes into a planned series of lessons.

widgets symbol library lgflis new ks 1 4 symbol pack for children with send or real highThe package is topped off by engaging interviews with Richard Burge, CEO Wilton Park, Foreign Office; Michael Morpurgo, acclaimed children’s author, and Sara Khan, a British Muslim human rights activist and CEO of Inspire, a counter-extremism and women’s rights organisation. 

Widgit’s Symbol Library – helping SEND and EAL students to understand meanings and concepts

Dedicated to leveling the educational playing field, LGfL will also be featuring Widgit’s Symbol Library, a  KS 1-4 14,000-strong symbol pack for learners with SEND or EAL. New to LGfL’s package and suitable for all ages, the symbols cover a wide range of topics and curriculum areas and are designed to support text and make the meaning clearer and easier to understand.

John Jackson, CEO, LGfL said: “No matter what the level of language or reading, everybody should have fair and equal access to education.”

Bett 2017 takes place at Excel, London, from 25-28 January 2017. London Grid for Learning will be on Stand D260




November 8, 2016

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