Articles by Rachel Payne
Whisper - ''An Amazing Resource At This Time''
Currently over 190 schools have signed up to a safe, secure, anonymous reporting tool. But how are schools using it? And what has the response been? We contacted just one of these schools to find out how it’s been working for them.
20th May 2020
Christmas is a time for sharing - make sure it's with consent
With a string of high-production-value nativity performances upcoming, have you considered the implications of photographing your leading star's performance?
27th November 2019
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