Articles by Rachel Payne
Are you up-to-date with online safety resources?
Do you know about all of the resources out there to help you improve how you teach, manage, and practice online safety? No? In that case, you'd better read this - pronto.
13th September 2019
Littletown Academy – Bringing Education into the Cloud
Littletown is a primary academy with big ICT ambitions. Customer Engagement Manager, Rachel Payne, looks at how a fast connection and a great IT strategy can transform learning for the better.
6th December 2018
Bridge Schools Multi-Academy Trust
Customer Engagement Manager, Rachel, looks at how an SWGfL connectivity solution, including filtering and firewalls, allows a network of schools in Cornwall to operate more efficiently.
4th December 2018
SWGfL - Working for Academies
From online safety to broadband connections, SWGfL provides a variety of solutions to support schools within multi academy trusts.
13th November 2018
Online Safety is bigger than just being safe online
As Online Safety continues to gather momentum, we have moved from securing connections and filtering to health and welbeing, data privacy, impact of social media and more. As educators need to help young people navigate this world.
11th September 2018
Why Purchasing Connectivity Services For Education Settings Is Not Always What It Seems
The market for internet connectivity in education settings has changed, with lower connectivity prices on offer to schools and MATs. On the surface they look great. But are they too good to be true?
6th July 2018
How to choose the right Internet Service Provider for MATs
As more schools come together to form Federations and Multi Academy Trusts, there are significant savings to be made when switching to one Internet Service Provider. But how do you work out what’s the best service for your group of schools?
6th June 2018
What is your MAT strategy?
Are you a part of a Federation, Academy or a Trust? Do you work together towards a common IT strategy? Do you have an IT strategy?
15th May 2018
Advice For Schools Choosing A Filtering Provider
When it comes to choosing your school’s Internet Service Provider, one of the biggest considerations is filtering. But with so many providers out there, choosing one can be a minefield. This is what you need to know.
12th March 2018
Parenting in a Digital Age: Youtube (+ 5 Top Tips)
Over the past 7 years, statistics show a big decline in traditional TV watching, with a corresponding large increase in on-demand consumption amongst young people. With such a big shift, how do we manage the risks?
21st February 2018
SWGfL 2017 Roundup
2017 has been another exciting year for everyone at SWGfL. Here's a round up of everything we've been doing.
14th December 2017
Schools put at risk by bargain IT contracts
Low cost IT contracts may be appealing to schools on a tight budget, but schools should be wary of deals that seem too good to be true.
9th November 2017
Superfast Connectivity: What does it all mean?
The latest in our 'connectivity' series looks at the changing landscape of 'Superfast Broadband' and what all the terminology means.
8th November 2017
The all new RM Safety Net
Users of RM SafetyNet will have noticed its recent transformation, but why all the changes and what’s next on the roadmap?
20th October 2017
Want to take part in a live event and talk with author Oliver Jeffers?
Join award-winning picture book artist Oliver Jeffers for ReadingZonelive on 15th November at 2:20pm.
20th October 2017
Connectivity: What’s next for “superfast broadband”?
Superfast broadband has transformed the use of technology for many across the UK. We look at what's next for “superfast broadband”
12th September 2017
Pimms on the lawn, G&T on the beach, or Netflix on the sofa?
As the summer holidays rapidly approach no doubt you will be looking forward to pimms parties and G&T's in the sun. But before you go, here's a handy summary of the hot topics we've been discussing over the past year....
11th July 2017
Preparing learners for the digital world
How Bassetts Farm Primary School is harnessing the power of technology to enhance pupils' learning experience.
27th June 2017
St Peter’s Primary School move to Superfast
St Peter’s Primary School in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, led by Head Teacher Steve Hitchcock, has created a unique curriculum to maximise the learning experiences of their pupils.
20th June 2017
Cheltenham Bournside upgraded their bandwidth and downgraded their costs
With over 1500 devices on site, Cheltenham Bournside School place heavy demands on their IT infrastructure. So how do they manage and support this demand?
14th June 2017
Driving down prices to support schools
Whilst the budget has been taken behind the bike sheds, and a shot heard, we are still working tirelessly to lower costs and improve school ICT
9th June 2017
SSL Connect brings safe and secure remote connections
SSL Connect is a web based tool, which allows your users with Managed Devices to remotely access your school network.
17th January 2017
RM SafetyNet with User based Filtering
RM Safetynet with user based filtering (UBF) is live! UBF is now well established and hundreds of our customers are using it. Find out more about this upgrade and how to sign-up for it.
15th November 2016
Transforming Spetisbury with Superfast
Spetisbury CE Primary School is absolutely delighted as SWGfL move them to Superfast Broadband with minimal disruption.
1st November 2016
Is Superfast Broadband in your area yet?
With the ever increasing use of internet within schools the demand for Superfast Broadband continuing to grow. Is it in your area yet?
15th October 2015