Belf help Birmingham schools with Home Access Grants

Home Access

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BeLF made contact with 340 schools and visited over 40 schools to help parents with children that are entitiled to FSM apply for a grant to get a free computer and a years free internet access.

The Home Access is a government scheme to help children on free school meals get a grant to purchase a computer and a years internet access. In spite of array of problems that weren’t addressed by the model such as culture , language and child safety we managed to get Birmingham its fair slice of the national funding with Birmingham receiving just over 10,000 grants. Home access is drawing to a close and if you have any queries please contact the home access helpline.

 

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Belf provides safer Internet Dongles

Internet Dongles

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BeLF has teamed up with Steljes to provide safer internet access to pupils. Just a few days before the end of summer term.  BeLF  provided internet dongles to 3 schools. These schools who are already involved in the BeLF programme used parental contribution funds from previous projects to provide internet access to students and their families through via dongle modems.

These dongles are different to the usual dongles available from the shops. They offer managed access so pupils cannot  access certain sites such as gambling or adult -orientated sites. Access depends on age group so parents and teachers have the peace of mind that children are more safely surfing the internet.

BeLF plans to rollout about 500 dongles to schools in the Autumn term.  Any school that is involved in the BeLF programme and  interested in this should contact Sophie or Ian

 

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45 secondary schools are now signed up to the BeLF Programme

45 BeLF schools..


The Birmingham eLearning Foundation now has 45 secondary schools involved with the programme. The aim is to make sure that every student in KS3 has a laptop at home for school use. There are over 23,000 devices currently in the homes of students across Birmingham and sustainable plans and projects in a large number of schools to assist new cohorts of students.

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