YHGfL is a non-profit-sharing company, owned by a consortium of local authorities and funded through the provision of services to local authorities, schools and teachers and learners in Yorkshire and Humber.
Our services support collaborative working, including, for example, regional connectivity, ISP and web2.0 services, aggregating demand across the region and enabling the sharing of expertise and experience.
Our vision is to build and support communities of schools, using and promoting collaboration with and through ICT as a means of improving effective teaching and learning
Microsoft will end its support for Windows XP from 8th April 2014. This means that schools need to ensure that they have plans in place to upgrade, replace or remove Windows XP Service Pack 3 machines from their networks.
Engaging with parents can often be difficult and a number of schools are now exploring the use of social media to communicate with parents. This guide takes you step by step through the process and includes a helpful checklist to work through before getting started.
YHGfL has set up a trading arm called ICT4Collaboration which will be providing schools around the region (and beyond!) with some really exciting opportunities. Although it is a commercial company, it is wholly owned by YHGfL which, as you're probably aware, is itself wholly owned by local authorities in the region and is non-profit-sharing.
As the name of the new company suggests, the focus of ICT4C will be to connect and support teachers and learners in a range of communities around the region - be they federations, local authorities or academies. It will be providing a range of resources, tools and services all designed to support, foster and develop collaboration.