School governance

July 6th, 2011 by admin No comments »

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School governance

Learning from the best

The national picture

More than 300,000 school governors in England form one of the largest volunteer groups in the country. Since 1988, school governing bodies have taken on more responsibilities and their role has become more important as schools have gained increasing autonomy. The governing body complements and enhances school leadership by providing support and challenge, ensuring that all statutory duties are met, appointing the headteacher and holding them to account for the impact of the school’s work on improving outcomes for all pupils.

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Graduate Teacher Programme : Assessment Only Route

July 6th, 2011 by admin No comments »

North Lincolnshire ITT Partnership can now offer Assessment Only Graduate  Teacher Programme.

Are you a well-qualified graduate who has substantial* teaching experience and is currently working as an instructor in a primary, secondary school or FE college?

In your current teaching post do you benefit from regular monitoring of the quality of your teaching and a range of CPD opportunities?

What do I need?

Full details….

YHGFL Summer 2011 Newsletter

June 14th, 2011 by admin No comments »

  • Treasured possessions
  • Virtual classroom learning
  • 1911 Census data
  • Resources
  • Is your school eSafe?
  • eSafeguarding case study
  • Facebook guides

If you require hard coppies for your staff please contact

Download : YHGfL ShareIt Newsletter – Summer 2011

North Lincs School Leaders Newsletter June 2011

June 11th, 2011 by admin No comments »


Download : School Leaders Newsletter

34 Interesting Ways* to use Google Docs in the Classroom (*and Tips)

May 3rd, 2011 by admin No comments »

Interesting Ways
The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been a privilege connecting with all of the people who have taken time to add an idea. See more

Google Docs is now part of the North Lincs Learning Platform.

Netmedia / Teacher Zone emails / Web boxes

April 28th, 2011 by admin No comments »

As you may be aware Netmedia, the platform that previously powered Teacher Zone, was disconnected at very short notice.

This means that teacher zone email, web box and subject index are no longer available in their previous format. The North Lincolnshire Common Learning Platform (My Learning Space) will be offered as a replacement for all these services.

Each school will be issued with a new username and password to access the new look web box.

Most schools are already part of the new Learning Platform and the remaining schools are being added as soon as possible unless you have indicated other wise.

If you have any concerns please contact Penny Earl, ICT & e-Learning Consultant.

April 8th, 2011 by admin No comments »

Important Announcement

Please be aware that the Netmedia Platform which currently manages the North Lincolnshire Teacher Zone  will be retiring on the 15th April

There may be a small window of opportunity to transfer the existing system however, we need to plan for the data and service going down.

TZ Web Box

The Web boxes are currently being moved to North Lincolnshire Learning Platform.  You will  be contacted with your new user name and password shortly. Should you require any assistance during this transition please contact the Research and Information team on 01724 297283

TZ Subject Index

If you are using the Subject Index as a communications route to schools please contact to discuss alternative methods of communications.

If there are any resources you require from Subject boxes please download these to a safe place.

Resources that are deemed to be worth keeping will be transferred to the Knowledge Tree on the North Lincolnshire Learning Platform

TZ Web Mail

If you currently use an email address please download any important information you have in your Inbox and inform your contacts that your address will no longer be available.  We strongly encourage teachers to adopt the email address available as part of the North Lincolnshire Learning Platform.  Most schools are now signed up to this service.  If you are unsure if your school has been set-up please contact for details.


Aviary is now available via North Lincs Learning Platform

April 7th, 2011 by admin No comments »

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Breaking news… YHGfL win ICT Excellence Award!

October 20th, 2010 by admin No comments »

We are delighted to report that YHGfL have come through an extremely rigorous process to finally be awarded with the 2010 Becta ICT Excellence Award in the category of Support for Schools

The winning schools and organisations were announced on Thursday, 14 October 2010. YHGfL were joint winners along with London Grid for Learning. Congratulations also go to Castledyke Primary School, Barton-upon-Humber who were awarded Best Whole School for the Yorkshire and Humber Region. MORE

Effective Procurement Training for Schools

September 13th, 2010 by admin No comments »

The Strategic Procurement & VfM Unit has arranged for 2 half day ‘Effective Procurement’ training courses for schools to be held on Tuesday 5 October 2010 and Wednesday 6 October 2010, both 9.30am – 12.30pm. The course will be held at EDC. The cost is £35 per delegate.

The training course is specifically for schools and will help maximise the value they obtain from their budgets and improve understanding of financial regulations. Positive feedback has been received from schools that have attended the training previously. In particular they have welcomed the advice and guidance on getting the best deal, dealing with sales tactics, understanding basic contract issues and the financial regulations that apply to schools.

Please contact Mel Blagg in the Strategic Procurement & VfM Unit on 01724 296027 or email to reserve your place.