Advice for Schools

Stay up to date with the latest learning and technology information for schools

Advice and useful pointers to help you to make the best use of broadband services in your school. Below are links to our Information Sheets and Guidance Notes:

Information Sheets provide detailed technical advice on a topic

Guidance Notes provide a brief overview/introduction.

Advice for Schools

Guidance Note
December 2016

The NEN and Cloud Computing

Background In July 2016 the Department for Education (DFE) published Cloud computing: how...
The NEN and Cloud Computing
Guidance Note
March 2016

NEN Peering & Interconnection Benefits

What is peering? Peering refers to the interconnection of broadband networks to facilitate...
NEN Peering & Interconnection Benefits
Guidance Note
June 2015

Managing learners’ access via single sign-on

This document provides a brief overview of how learners’ access to a wide range of online...
Managing learners’ access via single sign-on
Guidance Note
January 2015

10 steps to protect your school’s network: a guide for school leaders

This document is intended for school senior leadership teams and provides an overview of what...
10 steps to protect your school’s network: a guide for school leaders
Information Sheet
October 2013

Selecting broadband connectivity for your school

The requirements for a school broadband connection are very different from those at home, whether...
Selecting broadband connectivity for your school
Information Sheet
February 2013

Differentiated Filtering for Schools

Schools’ Internet filtering requirements are complex, encompassing not only the changing needs...
Differentiated Filtering for Schools
Information Sheet
September 2010

What features do schools require of a broadband supplier?

Please note: This Information Sheet may be outdated   A local or regional authority may be...
What features do schools require of a broadband supplier?
Guidance Note
December 2016

Ransomware

What is ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malware which enables criminals to lock computers...
Ransomware
Guidance Note
March 2016

Managed Monitoring & Reporting Solutions

Background The online safeguarding and security challenges facing schools are becoming...
Managed Monitoring & Reporting Solutions
Guidance Note
January 2015

School e-Security Checklist

This checklist sets out 20 e-security controls that, if implemented effectively, will help to...
School e-Security Checklist
Guidance Note
September 2014

Cloud Computing

What does “cloud computing” mean? “Cloud computing” is the term used to describe the...
Cloud Computing
Guidance Note
October 2013

Protecting your school domain name

This guidance explains why schools that are thinking of changing their internet service provider...
Protecting your school domain name
Information Sheet
July 2012

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) for Schools – Opportunities and Possibilities

Please note: This Information Sheet may be outdated   Schools’ broadband usage is...
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) for Schools – Opportunities and Possibilities
Guidance Note
July 2016

The Dark Web

This Guidance Note is based on an original paper written by Paul Mavis @ Netsweeper Inc What is...
The Dark Web
Guidance Note
June 2015

SSL Search in Schools

Background Some major search service providers (including Google and Microsoft) have recently...
SSL Search in Schools
Information Sheet
January 2015

E-Security: Managing and maintaining cyber-security in schools

From guidance published by CESG, the information security arm of Government Communications...
E-Security: Managing and maintaining cyber-security in schools
Information Sheet
September 2014

Using Consumer IT Devices in Schools: Options, opportunities and issues

The phrase “the consumerisation of IT” describes the increasing affordability, availability,...
Using Consumer IT Devices in Schools: Options, opportunities and issues
Guidance Note
April 2013

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Bring your own device (often shortened to BYOD) is the term used to describe the connection of a...
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Information Sheet
March 2012

School Broadband Requirements

Please note: This Information Sheet may be outdated   Schools and public service agencies...
School Broadband Requirements