The CLC recently took a panicked call from a London primary school. A data security breach had been managed poorly by its technical provider and a crisis was brewing. Could we help? Of course we could.
We resolved the security issues immediately and did an emergency install during half-term. We gave a free loan of laptops to school staff so that their important work could continue as normal. The immediate crisis resolved, we worked with the school on building their knowledge and resilience to lower the risk of a similar situation happening again. We managed the school’s move to a cloud-based platform and delivered training to increase staff technical knowledge and improve understanding of online safety.
The CLC provides a brilliant service. I can’t imagine why a school wouldn’t use them. Their knowledge base spans the entire school; infrastructure support, curriculum support and CPD. Everything that’s important for a school to be able to prepare a pupil, both today and in the future, for computing.
- south London primary school
The school’s whole federation has now asked us to be part of its three-year digital strategy and we are delivering a curriculum and online safety package to support them in achieving 360Safe certification.
We were there in a crisis for that school but our consistent, outstanding customer service is appreciated by all who come to us for technical support. They value the fact that we are an independent provider with the freedom to advocate the highest performance solutions which represent best value for money for schools.
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The maths forum provides an opportunity for maths subject leaders to share their expertise and investigate new opportunities for digital technologies to support maths teaching and learning in class and online at home. The forum combines discussion with colleagues about school-wide progress in mathematics, with hands-on activities led by a CLC teacher, demonstrating how technology can be used to support maths. Activities will include programming in Scratch 3, which offers a practical way to illustrate and explore key mathematical concepts such as shape, space, position and direction.
Discover how digital technology can change the way we assess pupils’ work. We will demonstrate how teachers can use technology to monitor, evidence and respond to pupils’ progress in school and learning online remotely, and how pupils can use technology to present and reflect on their learning. We will outline a range of approaches to help assess and evidence learning across the curriculum.
Special project in collaboration with First News Education
For a third year, building on two successful previous projects, we are once again partnering with the children’s newspaper First News, fellow member of the national Making Sense of Media and News Literacy networks. This special project with a literacy, PSHE and citizenship, as well as computing focus, highlights our specialist interest in this important aspect of digital and critical literacy.
The News Project will enable participating classes from year 5 to immerse themselves in news and current affairs using First News and the Bett award-winning First News iHUB, which will be provided free of charge during the school-based part of the project over a six week period. Under the guidance of their teacher, pupils will be supported in their development as a community of fully informed news readers. Classes will test their new critical skills and knowledge in the culminating virtual celebration event which will include a news competition and team-based critical literacy and editorial activities. After the event, schools will be able to use the resources from the day in their school.
The project will launch with an introductory CPD session for teachers to set the context, demonstrate resources and to plan for the school-based activities.
Initial CPD session - Thursday 21st October 4pm-5.00pm.
Project work undertaken in school - October and November.
Special event - Thursday 25th November 9.30am-2.45pm.
The CLC is once again partnering with the Garden Museum to offer a partnership project for KS1 pupils (primarily suited to Yr2). Located next to Lambeth Palace on the bank of the Thames, the museum has an inspiring collection that provides the ideal stimulus for young learners to explore the world around them.
Pupils will use technology alongside the museum’s collection to explore the wonderful world of seeds.
The Garden Museum has a large collection of seeds and tools that pupils will engage with.
These half-day sessions will take place at the Garden Museum.
There is a limited number of dates available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.