Improving Safeguarding In School Emergencies Webinar

Free Webinars Thursday 2nd May 11.00am – 12.00pm | 2.00pm – 3.00pm Join us for a FREE webinar where we will look at how the Schools Broadband VoIP phone safeguarding and alerting service can help improve response times to lockdowns, evacuations, invacuations, reduce your costs and get you ready for the copper phone line switch-off. […]

DfE Digital & Technology Standards Update

Meeting Digital & Technology Standards In Schools On the 16th January 2024 the Department of Education published two new sets of standards for IT services and digital accessibility. The standards are intended as guidelines for schools, to support them in choosing the right digital infrastructure and technology. Meeting the standards will help schools and MATs […]

Schools Broadband Awarded Best Customer Protection

Schools Broadband awarded “Best Customer Protection” 2023 at the 25th ISPA Awards Last week saw The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) unveil the winners of the 25th Anniversary ISPA Awards, whereby the winners represent the pinnacle of innovation and excellence in the ISP industry. Talk Straight, parent company of Schools Broadband, is therefore thrilled and […]

Quick Tips For Better Cyber Security

Minimising Cyber Risks in Schools Whilst the Schools Broadband Cyber Security service is designed to identify and protect your organisation from falling victim to cyberattacks, any security organisation will tell you that your staff and pupils will always be the weakest link in your protection strategy. Regular training should be given in schools to show […]

Talk Straight Volunteers at Leeds Charity Zarach

The Talk Straight Team have been volunteering at our chosen charity Zarach to lend a hand to those in Leeds who need it most. Zarach works with schools to identify children living in bed poverty, and delivers bed bundles including new beds, bedding, pyjamas and hygiene products. Gary Volunteers at Zarach Food Club “I spent […]

The EdTech Leadership Briefing Paper

Trends & Considerations To Guide EdTech Implementation In Schools Last month, the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) and the National Association of Advisors for Computers in Education (NAACE) launched the EdTech Leadership Briefing Paper to help school leaders make informed decisions about their school’s EdTech infrastructure. Based on a survey representative of C.25,000 schools, the […]

Webinar: Safeguarding Incident Management

In March this year, the DfE launched an additional set of Education Technology standards. Building on the existing standards, they aim to further help schools develop safer safeguarding strategies. One key development includes strengthening the safeguarding of pupils from potentially harmful online content. The newly launched Safeguarding Incident Management Platform by Schools Broadband is a tool […]

Effective Online Monitoring Must Pick up Incidents Urgently through Alerts say DfE

In March, this year the DfE launched an additional set of Education Technology standards. Building on the existing standards, they aim to further help schools develop safer safeguarding strategies. One key development includes strengthening the safeguarding of pupils from potentially harmful online content. The newly launched Safeguarding Incident Management Platform by Schools Broadband is a […]

Talk Straight Wins Virgin Media Award for Partner Collaboration

Talk Straight Group CEO David Tindall attended the Virgin Media Wholesale Partner Awards 2022 at Twickenham Rugby Ground, Tuesday 28th February and was proud to take home the award for Collaboration Partner of the Year, one of only five awards presented at the annual event. David said, “Receiving the Collaboration award shows how well our […]

School Governors’ Awareness Day

Organised by our partner Strictly Education, 28th February is National School Governors’ Awareness day. We’d like to help celebrate the contribution that governors and trustees make to improving the experiences of children and young people. What better way than to highlight the valuable work done by two of our very own school governors, Partner Programme […]