Would you like £250 off your next BLN Invoice?

We need to know what you think about our service!  Complete our short survey for a chance to get £250 deducted off your next BLN invoice!  Complete the survey here

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Gameover Zeus

Worried about the ‘Gameover Zeus’ virus?  Not sure what it all means?  Click here for more information on what it is and how you can protect your school from being attacked.

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Just2easy Collaborative Purchase

We are pleased to offer all BLN schools the chance to purchase Just2easy’s toolsuite at a significant discount.  Please click here for further details and to subscribe.

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Sophos Renewal

The BLN team and E-ICT are pleased to offer all Bradford Schools a new discounted renewal to Sophos with a one off charge that covers your whole school until March 2016.  For further details please click here. 

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Welcome to the home of your new BLN

The Bradford Learning Network Team and the School Reference Group would like to warmly welcome you to your new BLN.

The Bradford Learning Network is a not for profit provider of Education focused internet provision for schools. The BLN is governed by the School Reference Group (SRG) consisting of Headteachers, Deputy Heads and Governors. The Technical Reference Group (TRG) supports the SRG along with the BLN dedicated team within City of Bradford MDC.

The core values of the BLN are:

  • to provide a service that helps meet your needs in Safeguarding children on the internet
  • effectively support Headteachers meet their responsibilities regarding the management of data security and risk.
  • provides equity of access for all learners across Bradford District.
  • offers value for money
  • delivers state of the art technology.

In securing the service with Virgin Media, the BLN has done this and more by providing access to a Public Services Network ahead of the rest of Yorkshire and many other counties. This new network, providing direct connections to the BLN, will be able to accommodate new organisations of schools and links with other public sector bodies. To compliment this new technology Capita will provide centrally managed firewalls to give that extra level of protection and Smoothwall will provide individual firewalls and internet filtering rather than filtering being managed centrally. All this technology provides for greater internet and data security on top of absolutely state of the art services and, as you would expect, complies with all DfE recommendations for your internet provision.

The School Reference Group (SRG) and Technical Reference Group (TRG) have worked alongside the BLN Team to bring you the option’s based BLN provision that you asked for.

In a nutshell the BLN brings each of your pupils the safe, fast, fun internet access they deserve for as little as £6 each per year plus the speed you choose for your connection with no additional charge for staff access.

This site contains all the information you should need to know about the network and registration for your new subscription.

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