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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

ICT4C June update

We’re pleased to announce that the ICT4C website is up and running at www.ict4c.co.uk . The website will become the portal to access all of our school-focused services and resources which have come to be valued by so many schools in the region. We are in the process of moving our existing resources to the website, so why not visit and see how you can continue to access them?

We already provide learning and esafeguarding services (as well as connectivity) to hundreds of schools in the region and recently we have started to provide technology support to more than 100 schools. Over the coming year, we will be adding to our existing range of services and resources to the ICT4C portfolio, to provide wider support for teaching and learning and for the use of technology within schools. You can join the growing community by signing up to one of our services.

If you have bookmarked any pages on the YHGfL website that have moved to ICT4C, we’ll try to redirect you to an appropriate part of the ICT4C website, but please note that, if you do use a YHGfL bookmark and get an error message, just go to the ICT4C website and you’ll find out how to access our resources and services.

What's new....

CryptoLocker, GameOver Zeus

CryptoLocker

There has been a lot of media coverage recently about the Cryptolocker and GameOver Zeus malware that is currently quite a hot topic and you may be worried about the effects it could be having on your school computers.

Microsoft Windows XP

Windows XP

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.

Guidance for schools using Facebook to communicate with parents

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.

What was new...

ICT4Collaboration

ICT4Collaboration

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.

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