I know as a teacher how annoying it is to see back-to-school signs in shops, but come on we all have to face it, the summer holidays are nearly over, and it’s time to think about putting away the padding pool and banish the afternoon siestas because it is (nearly) time to go back to school.
Going back to school after the long summer holiday break can be tough. To make it easier on everyone, have identified some ways you can use LGfL support, resources and services to make the reality of going back to work a tad smoother and to help you get the most out of your LGfL subscription.
Make sure you are using our curriculum resources to their fullest: by mapping our resources to your school’s curriculum, browse by subject/key stage to see everything relevant to you at a glance or search for a specific national curriculum statement for a specific lesson need.
Read and subscribe to our curriculum blog: to keep up to date with our latest resources, We have our Curriculum Blog (which you’re reading at the moment!) This blog is updated weekly and offers a mix of topical pieces relating to how best to use LGfL content within your school setting, hit the subscribe button so that you can get the latest post straight to your inbox.
Watch these 2 excellent videos from our Edtech North West Hub and Tower hamlets hub: We asked our expert educators from our hubs ‘What have you learnt during the pandemic that helps you prepare for a successful September?’
LGfL and EdTech UK are working in partnership to develop communities of practice that provide peer-to-peer support for the effective use of technology for enhancing teaching and learning in schools and colleges. We are developing communities of practice that provide peer-to-peer support for the effective use of technology for enhancing teaching and learning in schools and colleges across England.
Over summer 2022 and into September 2022, we are launching Hubs in the North West, West Midlands, East of England and will seek to establish additional London Hubs. Geography does not dictate membership; involvement within and across Hubs will develop fluidly and responsively as momentum builds.
Check out our training hub: We have added a huge range of unique training to our Training Hub. Browse and book now, or why not share the link with colleagues? Training is FREE for all schools; you can find out more about the courses on offer and how to sign up here. with a range of excellent including the return of our popular Big Staff Meeting as well as computing training, face to face Google training, and Online-Safety training featuring CEOP and much, much more.
Sign up for our newsletters: Every month we send out a range of newsletters via email to everyone who has signed up, this is a great way to hear about updates to our online learning resources, updates to education legislation and news on how we can help you to keep your students safe and learn more with LGfL, just sign up here.
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Check out our Inclusion Resources Centre: Across LGfL, there are many resources which support inclusion. Our Inclusion resources centre means you can search for resources to support your learners faster than ever before and now has extra information You will also find two of our latest resources here: Learning Through Movement (is a staff training resource focusing on the importance of movement, handwriting & maintaining focus and CPD) and Multisensory Learning (is a resource to support understanding of multisensory learning).
Update your online safety and AUPs: The Digisafe Team have been busy over the summer updating our Online-Safety policy and AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) and has a range of differentiated templates so that all learners can stay safe online, have a look at all of the latest updates here.
Book a free bespoke training session: It’s never too late to book a free school session with one of our Learning Resource Consultants. Our expert LRCs will create a bespoke training session for your staff so that your school can get the most out of the LGfL’s curriculum content. Our consultants offer flexible sessions including after-school sessions; they generally last an hour or we can offer a whole or half-day INSET. Just email email@example.com to organise a date for your free session.
However you start the new academic year, the LGfL curriculum team wish you the very best of luck and hopes that we can support you and your students throughout the upcoming year