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Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance: updates for 2020
24/07/2020
NetSupport DNA 

Due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, the update process to the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance is a little different this year. In fact, the consultation that seeks views on revisions to the document was withdrawn permanently on 10th July, as the Government wants schools and colleges to instead focus on their response to COVID-19.

The time that the consultation was running did ....Read more

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NetSupport’s networking week
17/07/2020
NetSupport DNA 

Here at NetSupport, we love taking the opportunity to join up with colleagues across the education sector to share and exchange information and support initiatives where we can. And this week’s been a good one, with a couple of great wins…  

BESA’s ‘Learning after lockdown’ brochure 
The ‘Learning after Lockdown’ brochure contains case studies and tips gathered from schools where BESA member companies have worked to support headteachers and senior leaders as they ....Read more

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Out now! Big Education Debate – Part 4
10/07/2020
NetSupport DNA 

The latest in NetSupport’s series of Big Education Debates is now online!

As always, it was great to welcome all our speakers and our expert host, Russell Prue, to the table for a good chat about the issues that are affecting education right now.

The debate is split into three chapters, the first of which, “The new normal of teaching and learning,” examines the effect of the pandemic on teaching and learning. Everyone agreed ....Read more

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Out now! New digital strategy guide for schools
03/07/2020
NetSupport DNA 

And here it is… The brand-new version of the ‘Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education’ is out now!

Written by Mark Anderson (ICT Evangelist) and Al Kingsley (Chair of a multi-academy Trust and MD of NetSupport), version 2 of the guide is stuffed full of really useful and interesting information for schools who are either starting on the path to forming a digital strategy or those revising theirs in the ....Read more

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Coming soon! Big EdTech Debate – part 4
26/06/2020
NetSupport DNA 

With so many changes being forced upon the education sector over the last few months in response to events across the world, it seemed like the perfect time for NetSupport to line up another Big EdTech Debate. This will be number 4 in the series!

We’ve got a superb panel of educators, thought leaders and speakers all with a wealth of ....Read more

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Digital Strategy Guide v2 – coming soon!
19/06/2020
NetSupport DNA 

Here’s some good news for everyone involved in managing and teaching in schools...

Coming very soon, to a webpage near you, is a brand-new version of the immensely popular ‘Guide to Creating a Digital Strategy in Education’, written by Mark Anderson (ICT Evangelist) and Al Kingsley (Chair of a multi-academy Trust and MD of NetSupport)!

These two experts know ....Read more

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Supporting social distancing in lessons
12/06/2020
NetSupport DNA 

This week, the much-publicised plans to get primary school pupils back into school before the end of term were abandoned.

Making the announcement, Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, said, "While we are not able to welcome all primary children back for a full month before the summer, we continue to work with the sector on the next steps, where we'd like to see schools who have the capacity, to bring back more children in those smaller class sizes, to do so, if they are ....Read more

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NetSupport MD contributes to MAT research
29/05/2020
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Just prior to lockdown, education branding and website company, PrimarySite, surveyed over 50 education thought leaders across England to canvass their opinions on how easy it is for multi academy trusts (MATs) to grow in the current landscape. Further research has since followed, to gain insight into whether they believe COVID-19 will impact on the sustainable growth and expansion.

The final published report is called, ‘Sustainable Growth in Multi Academy Trusts’, and, amongst the MAT leaders and education sector experts interviewed was ....Read more

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Providing continuity for teaching and learning
21/05/2020
NetSupport DNA 

There’s much talk of the ‘new normal’ and what that might mean for learning in the classroom. But did you know, if your school has a virtual environment, you could already be providing a sense of continuity and familiarity for your students by leading teaching and learning with NetSupport School – even though they’re working at home…

Many schools’ IT teams have already ensured their school has a virtual environment (RDP) for remote administration of their technology. The good news for teachers and students is ....Read more

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New USA funding for schools and mental health
15/05/2020
NetSupport DNA 

The USA has recently brought in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) to help the country deal with the fallout from the virus. It’s a momentous bipartisan act with a total fund package of $2.2trillion.

Of this sum, $13.5billion has been earmarked for the K-12 education sector, to be divided between all states and which will see the largest – Texas, New York and California – receive over $1billion each.

The funding can be used ....Read more

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