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Reporting incidents on Facebook – Support for schools

YHGfL has taken a prominent role in providing support for schools with guides relating to professionals’ use of Facebook and solutions to common issues. We have put together a series of links and frequently asked questions (FAQ) to help staff to guide young people and parents to manage problems that occur on Facebook. The rise […]

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Introduction to Construction and Engineering Careers VC – 8th July

July 3rd, 2014 by Andrew


On July 8th Katie Stafford and colleagues from NG Bailey will introduce Year 10 students to careers in the Construction and Engineering industry. They will discuss different opportunities and career paths including apprenticeships available to school leavers. This will be of particular relevance for Year 10′s interested, or potentially interested, in a more vocational career route

Construction & Engineering: An Introduction to Construction and Engineering Careers by Katie Stafford, NG Bailey on 8th July 2014 between 09.00 and 10.00 click HERE for further information.

The event is free for schools.

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Sion Humpreys confirmed!

June 10th, 2014 by Clare

We ‘re really pleased to announce that Sion Humphreys is confirmed as a keynote speaker at our Assessing the way forward conference on 24th June.

Sion Humphreys, Policy Advisor for the National Association of Headteachers

The NAHT engages with a wide range of governmental and non-governmental bodies, seeking to influence policy in the making and interpreting and analysing policy developments across the entire curriculum range. Sion also leads on curriculum and assessment and in his presentation he will summarise the key changes to assessment and outline the potential impact. He will also share the findings of the Commission on Assessment Report undertaken by the NAHT.

Still time to book a place:

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Meet Mr Twit VC – 9th July 2014 – KS1 & 2

June 9th, 2014 by Andrew

Image of web cams

We have a couple of places still available –  9Th July 2014

Based on Roald Dahl children’s book. Children can hear some of the pranks performed by Mr Twit on his long suffering and maybe hideous wife Mrs Twit.

With a number of challenges and questions posed to the children throughout the session, they will also have the ability to ask questions of Mr Twit about his life and those around him.

Prior to the session Mr Twit will send schools a number of literacy challenges/activates they may like to do and report back to him in the session. i.e. A new recipe for his dinner , design a house for the Muggle-Wump or plan a new nasty trick.

It will be advantages for children to have read the book.

To take part in any of these video conference you will need as a minimum a web cam with microphone and a speaker set connected to a computer running windows on your broadband connection. With this we will be using the FREE video conferencing software Janet Desktop. We can also connect to schools registered with JVCS on their usual video conferencing system or software. YHGfL and some LAs also have systems that can be loaned out if necessary.

YHGfL are able to support any school new or using to the technology and run a number of on-line and face to face workshops throughout the year. See our CPD section on the website :

To Book on this session click HERE

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Childnet Film Competition 2014

June 9th, 2014 by David Tidman

We just wanted to remind you that the deadline for submitting films for the annual Childnet Film Competition is 20th June!


Young people are invited to create a short film to capture their perfect online world. You can see the themes and entry criteria for primary and secondary schools at


All of the shortlisted finalists will be invited to a private screening of their film at the BFI in London, where their film will be shown in front of our judging panel. The young people will be awarded some fantastic prizes for their school/youth group!


Finalists will be notified on the 27th June, with the Film Competition event taking place on 14th July.

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Assessing – the way forward – 24th June – Leeds

May 19th, 2014 by Andrew


24th June 2014 – Leeds United Conference Suite, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES

Assessment levels have now been removed and will not be replaced. Schools have the freedom to develop their own means of assessing pupils’ progress towards end of key stage expectations.

ICT4Collaboration (ICT4C) and the Yorkshire and Humber Education Challenge are pleased to announce a major regional conference on assessment in schools.

The objectives of this conference are to:

  • Provide senior leaders with the latest information and guidance around National Curriculum assessment arrangements for September 2014.
  • Provide an opportunity to hear from a range of experts and professionals in the field with informed views and thought-provoking examples of practice.
  • Provide an opportunity for school leaders to reflect on the role of technology in providing evidence of assessment.

This conference is aimed at

  • All key stages
  • School leaders
  • Consultants and advisors
  • Commercial providers

Bookings can be made for this conference at

Tel: 0300 303 89 50 (calls are charged at the standard national rate)

Members £120


Second or subsequent members of the same institution £90

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Virtually University – History – Sheffield – Year 12 – June 20th

May 15th, 2014 by Andrew


On June 20th, Mark Seddon, a PhD student in Sheffield’s Department of History, will discuss the origins and development of the Cold War to introduce Historiography to students. This videoconference is of particular relevance to Year 12 History and Politics students who are, or will soon be, studying how historians interpret major events. It is also very relevant to those studying the Cold War.

History: An Introduction to Historiography: The Cold War by Mark Seddon, The University of Sheffield on 20th June 2014 between 12.05 and 12.50 click HERE for details.

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Secure Futures – Working in cyber security

May 7th, 2014 by David Tidman

Secure Futures

With a target audience of in KS3 and 4, Secure Futures offers teachers free, dynamic teaching resources, including fun, online games designed to simulate real life cyber situations. These not only teach young people how to stay secure online. They also make the link between the techniques they can use to ensure their own e-safety, and those used by government and business to protect the nation from cyber threats. – See more at: or

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Win an essential eSafeguarding package for your school

May 1st, 2014 by Victoria

Does your school have an eSafeguarding coordinator? Do all school staff receive regular eSafeguarding training? How often is your eSafeguarding policy updated? By answering these and a few other questions your school could be in with a chance of winning an essential eSafeguarding package from ICT4collaboration worth up to £975.

If you have a few minutes to spare then visit the link below to fill in our quick and easy online survey.

eSafeguarding survey

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Research opportunities

April 29th, 2014 by David Tidman

If your is interested in being involved in a funded research project then an opportunity has arisen to register this interest with the Education Endowment Foundation.  To find out more visit



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Alston in Overdrive, a digital resource for Secondary school dance teachers and students.

April 25th, 2014 by David Tidman


Alston in Overdrive, a digital resource for Secondary school dance teachers and students in GCSE dance, music and performing arts.

The website was developed by LGfL, in partnership with The Place and Richard Alston Dance Company, to offer an accessible and comprehensive tool for the study of Alston’s iconic piece, Overdrive, which is currently on the GCSE Dance Syllabus.

Designed for ease of use with clearly marked headings, Alston in Overdrive includes 11 lesson plans, resource sheets, and film clips relating specifically to lesson delivery. A selection of interviews and newly commissioned studio footage complete the offering.

A trailer for Alston in Overdrive can be found at

Further information is available at  or


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