"The CLC’s provision of a joined-up technical and curriculum support service has become an integral part of everyday school life at Hillmead."
"Our staff, across the curriculum, have gained knowledge and expertise which has made their role easier in terms of time and technological strategies to enhance learning in their subject."
"Children from Year 1 to Year 6 enjoy visiting the CLC for workshops, knowing that each time they visit is a new experience, a new challenge and will further their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum through a computer-based activity."
"What's so great about each activity... is that children are utilising and developing so many different skills, so there's a lot of problem-solving going on, children are learning new digital skills, and they are working in teams and pairs collaboratively. They are trying it out and seeing what happens and that is the essence of creativity and it's an essential skill for life."
"Their team are so knowledgeable and at the cutting edge of the world in which they work, and we feel secure in the knowledge that they are with us."
"We’ve been working with a CLC support package for a couple of years now to develop the curriculum. It’s brilliant. It keeps me up to date with the latest technology and the pedagogy of how to teach these concepts to children."
"The CLC always ensure the content of their CPD and workshops is current, engaging and robust; challenging the objectives of the National Curriculum and ensuring that we as teachers give children the experiences they deserve and the opportunity to become digital learners
"CPD offered is always of a high-quality and it always enhances the attendee’s ability to further their understanding or pedagogy of a subject or focus area.
"Our work with the CLC [gives] all children an amazing technology experience through their exciting and engaging workshops."
"Our children absolutely love attending workshops"
"IBM's long-standing partnership with London CLC demonstrates the value that such a partnership can bring - to both partners and to our mutual stakeholders - teachers and their students. It's essential that such partnerships are based on mutual objectives: helping young people understand the impacts that technology is having on their lives, and that they have a growing awareness of both the opportunities and challenges that emerging technology presents - and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to address engage effectively. It is only through the partnership that IBM is able to realise those objectives."
"The CLC not only organises the visits but brings expertise and enthusiasm (in the form of Caitlin!) and exciting digital equipment (that the Garden Museum doesn’t possess). We hosted 15 classes in two weeks and the feedback from teachers was really positive. Children find the sessions engaging and exciting. They learn about the different ways in which you can look at nature and the equipment that can be used to help them see nature up close, in 3-D and virtually!"
"The Connected Learning Centre are an important and highly valued voice in our growing network of Associates at Tate Exchange. Their programming is always very considered, innovative, rigorous but most of all… fun"
"You made computing relatable to everyone and the staff have been buzzing as a result of your ideas, tips and expertise."
"Our children absolutely love using the latest hardware available to us through half-termly loans"
"Having the expertise of Sarah Horrocks and Louise Wade and their confident specialist delivery. Their links with schools who are already using online tools and the timely nature of the course during lockdown supported me and inspired me enormously. I immediately shared with my Deputy Headteacher and SLT and with another Senior Leader in Lambeth who has shared with her Manager about the outstanding work that CLC does. "
"Comfortable open discussion, led by the needs of those attending. Loads of useful resources available."
"I have had the best morning for ages -really stimulating and useful and it has reminded me how much I don't know and want to learn more about. Thank you so much."
"It has given me teaching ideas to explore further and as a Head rather than Computing Lead (though I will be both for a while next year!) it is good it get some insight into the role of Computing Lead."
"CLC is the best technical and curriculum support team I have worked with in the 15 years I have been involved in education."
"The CLC’s provision of a joined-up technical and curriculum support service has become an integral part of everyday school life at Hillmead. The CLC’s technicians have completely transformed the school’s infrastructure and we always have confidence that procurement advice is provided not only with independence and value for money in mind, but also primarily how the equipment can aid our delivery of the curriculum."