E-safety Survey 2015 – Please complete by Friday 13th March 2015





Over 10,000 respondents so far! Help make the richest source of E-safety data in the UK… 

Havering and London schools – Please promote the LGfL eSafety Survey for pupils

Is online bullying an issue at your school? Do you know? Do you have any information about pupils’ online behaviours?  This survey, developed by the London E-safety group, aims to support schools with E-safety data.  Ofsted will expect schools to have effective tools to support monitoring and evaluation.

The survey is primarily aimed at Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils, although pupils outside this age group can respond.

The last LGfL E-safety survey, carried out in 2013, secured 18,000 responses and generated a substantial and significant data set informing academic understanding of children and young people’s online behaviours.

All schools are encouraged to participate, in order to generate the most complete and authoritative data set. Please share the following link with colleagues: http://www.lgfl.net/esafety/Pages/E-Safety-Survey-2015.aspx

The survey is now open and will remain so until Friday March 13. The survey is anonymous and confidential; pupils are not asked to give any personal/identifiable details and are under no obligation to take part.

Schools will be notified by LGfL where a safeguarding issue becomes obvious through the answers given in the survey, but as described above, it would not be possible to identify individual pupils.  The full results will be collated, analysed by data experts from the National Foundation for Educational Research, and published in report form during the summer term.

Thank you for your support and assistance with this research, and in promoting E-safety safeguarding within your school.

Thank you for your support…

Havering School Improvement Services Computing and E-Safety Team

London Schools’ Conference 2015 – 20th April

The annual LGfL London Schools’ Conference has established itself as a major CPD event in the schools’ calendar and continues to enjoy consistently positive feedback from attendees.

This year, to meet varying CPD needs, alongside the main conference, LGfL is offering a ‘Services/Technical Stream’, as a separate conference event in its own space at the same venue.

The LGfL broadband service is unique in that included with your school’s connection is a wide range of additional services from which some schools gain enormous value while others remain unaware of what they are missing out on. The purpose of the services stream is to allow ICT coordinators and support staff to become more aware, confident and in control of this array of services.

From taking advantage of MyDrive (a school-safe alternative to Dropbox™), or knowing how to tailor your Internet filtering policy to match your particular school requirements, or how to create a tighter policy for pupils and a wider one for staff – to learning how to save your school a lot of money by using Internet telephony – and much more, the Services Conference will be packed with useful information and guidance on how to make the most of all that your LGfL connection brings to you.

The Services Conference is entirely suitable for those who are less than technically super-confident. It is not a session for ‘technical gurus’, for whom a separate event will be offered in late June.

Once again, the main Curriculum-focussed Conference together with the Services Conference will be held at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in the heart of the City at Blackfriars.

Programme Features of the main Curriculum Conference include:

Keynote presentations :

  • Social Media: Risks, Opportunities and Obligations – Simon Finch, NGfL
  • The Future Workforce – Niel McLean, E-Skills UK
  • Digital Learning Futures – Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth
  • Inspecting Schools for eSafety and Computing – David Brown HMI, Ofsted

Plus a wide choice of break-out seminar options including :

  • Support for delivering the new computing curriculum – and how to create Apps!
  • Managing the risk of exposure to extremism and radicalisation
  • The latest and upcoming LGfL Learning Resources – Primary & Secondary
  • Esafety – SEND – Early Years – Lego – Apple – History – Maths – and more!

The delegate rate of £85 ex vat includes lunch and refreshments however this will be covered in full by LGfL thanks to generous sponsorship by our key supplier partners.

To review the programme and reserve your place at the conference, while places are still available, please visit www.conference.lgfl.net on or after Monday 26th January when full details of all the break-out options to choose from will be published and bookings will open.

Safeguarding Children and Young People Online – Radicalisation and Extremism

Message from Brian Durrant – Chief Executive, London Grid for Learning Trust

The scope of e-safety has changed materially in recent times as online media and contact is employed to promulgate extremist views and to groom potential adherents.  

In response to this, the LGfL e-Safety Group has organised a half-day event aimed at school leaders, senior leadership teams and school child protection leads.

The content will include:

– The harm caused by the media in warping perceptions of the involvement children and young people in extreme behaviours.

–  The impact on children and young people when exposed to extreme content, such as atrocity videos. Extreme violence becoming normalised.

– How many forms of harm and abuse, whether radicalisation, sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, gang membership – all start with a grooming process.

– How good quality ongoing e-safety, PSHE education etc., is essential in helping children and young people develop their own sense of risk, raise their self-esteem and self-worth.

Details of the conference are as follows:

Date Monday January 19th
Times Doors open and refreshments available 1.30pm – to start at 1.45pm, finish by 4.30pm
Venue Nunn Hall, Institute of Education, University of London,  20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL
Charge £80+vat – The charge will be waived for delegates from LGfL connected schools, whoattend.  Registrants who do not attend on the day will be charged.
To Register Visit:  https://lgfl.wufoo.eu/forms/safeguarding-children-and-young-people-online/
Places are limited so early registration is advised.


LGfL Latest News

LGfL Literacy Project launches with update to Blog Central

Featuring an inspirational keynote from David Mitchell, founder of quadblogging and widely recognised as the leading expert on blogging in schools. He offered a blend of proven practical techniques for all teachers, and also led workshops on the role of social media in developing a wider audience for pupils’ writing: a challenging but achievable task. http://www.lgfl.net/News/Pages/Article.aspx?id=666

LGfL launches The M Room!

LGfL has launched The M Room, (www.mroom.lgfl.net​) an exciting new English and History resource for KS3 and KS4, giving exclusive access to secret World War II listening sites where the British Secret Service bugged high-ranking German military prisoners. http://www.lgfl.net/News/Pages/Article.aspx?id=662

LGfL launches new augmented-reality prehistory resource

New to the National Curriculum in 2014 is prehistory, which has never formally been taught at primary level before. This presents a unique challenge to teachers, as it spans a vast period of time (800,000 years), and unlike many other eras, is largely lacking in incontrovertible evidence for approximately 98% of the timeline.

LGfL has commissioned a unique new resource to bring this abstract period of history to life: Prehistoric Britain: ActiveWorksheets. Packed with information for students and teachers, it consists of a mobile app, Internet microsite, augmented-reality worksheets, teacher notes and lesson plans, and even 3D printer files. http://www.lgfl.net/News/Pages/Article.aspx?id=663
Follow the links to view the full articles.

The LGfL Literacy project

Following on from the success of David Mitchell’s input into the LGfL conference at the end of April 2014, LGfL is funding a unique opportunity to support London school teachers in the effective use of the Blogging to support literacy achievement in London Schools.   The aim of the project is to develop and share good practice in the use of Blogging to impact on literacy across the curriculum, across all Key Stages. Teachers from all Key Stages are welcome to take part in the project, but participants must be from LGfL connected schools.​

The project will include:

Part 1 – LGfL Blogging Project Launch at Camden CLC on 10th October  – See more at http://www.lgfl.net/curriculum-resources/Pages/blogging.aspx#sthash.ZA016Qm5.dpuf

Part 2 – Project work in schools – supported by local authorities (Havering included for Hsis package schools) Work inspired by project launch day developed in participating schools.

Part 3 – Sharing good practice day – at Camden CLC – 27th February at Camden CLC.  An opportunity to share good practice developed within LGfL schools since the start of the project – See more at http://www.lgfl.net/curriculum-resources/Pages/blogging.aspx#sthash.ZA016Qm5.dpuf

For more information on the project visit http://blogging.lgfl.net .

Booking is essential. If you are interested, please register as soon as possible via the site as places are being filled quickly.

myDrive – a new ‘included’ service brought to you by LGfL

The London Grid for Learning brings to you a new ‘included’ service called ‘myDrive’. Likened to ‘Dropbox’, but a much safer alternative which schools can control, it offers school users secure file storage and allows you to share documents, images and other file types amongst your teams, classes and pupils in a secure, e-safe, way.  By storing files within a personal secure area ‘in the cloud’ users are able access their files from any online location, using a range of devices, which will make it easier for work and learning started in school to be continued beyond the school gate.

For more information about how myDrive works, what it does and how to use it, please see LGfL’s website.


Cook-it! – cooking, healthy eating & history

Cookit helps improve pupils’ skills, understanding and enjoyment of food and healthy eating.

It supports the teaching and learning of a wide range of basic skills and processes. Encouraging and inspiring learners to explore cooking and to create and share their own recipes, using both the site and mobile devices. There are strong links to History (Prehistoric to Modern), Citizenship, Sciences, Literacy (instructional writing), Maths (measures) and RE (celebrations), as well as a rich bank of modern recipes ranging from simple “no cook” recipes to complex, multi-step dishes.

The History Cookbook, contains podcasts, recipes, galleries, background information and activities relating to cooking from prehistoric times to the post-war period; it provides a rich cross curricular resource with a multitude of applications for learners.

Hsis team favourite – the historical cookery videos


LGfL London Schools’ Conference 2013 – Book Now!

Booking has now opened for the London Schools’ Conference 2013! 
Date: 29th April 2013
Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, Puddle Dock Blackfriars, EC4V 3DB

Following the success of last year’s event, the LGfL Schools’ conference will once more be held in the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre located in the heart of the city at Blackfriars alongside the Thames. The conference includes Primary, Secondary, SEN and Technical streams all within the one venue. Places sold out quickly last time and the conference has become a significant event in the calendar for London schools.

The day delegate rate is £85 plus vat including lunch and refreshments, but this will be covered by LGfL and sponsorship by supplier partners for those that register and attend.  BOOK NOW!
In addition to an array of seminar options and other features, confirmed keynote speakers include:
David Brown – HMI and Ofsted National Adviser for ICT
Prof. Stephen Heppell – “the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education” (DfE)
Tink Palmer – Leading researcher and practitioner on e-Safety and CEO of the Marie Collins Foundation.
Dr. Brian Male – leading curriculum design specialist whose vision has contributed to BSF, EiC, QCA, the Rose Review and the development of the Diplomas