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South East Grid for Learning (SEGfL) is a Regional Broadband Consortium (RBC) serving 13 member local authorities from across the South East. SEGfL is a not-for-profit organisation with just under 3,000 schools making us one of the largest RBCs in England.
The role of SEGfL is varied to support the needs of our diverse membership. SEGfL's key aim remains that every school in the region should have broadband services that are both fit for purpose and sustainable: broadband services that can facilitate digital communications in all areas of the curriculum and every aspect of school life. We provide an excellent forum for liaison between our member authorities and are a powerful advocate for the region's schools and learners.
One of our key roles is to save our Local Authorities and schools money through the aggregated procurement of broadband services. Through our Phase 4 Framework agreement, members can run mini competitions for their broadband network supplier and additional network services. Our software and hardware contracts with Softcat, one of the UK’s leading IT infrastructure providers, allow schools and member local authorities to benefit from considerable savings through our regional discounts.
We offer all our schools a secure private connection through Jisc to the UK Research and Academic Network (Janet). As well as providing a very high capacity, state of the art network, Jisc also runs several services for its community that SEGfL members can use. SEGfL manages the Jisc SSL certificate service for schools in our region, allowing schools to take advantage of significant savings when purchasing their SSL certificates (OV type).
To support our schools we also offer a consultancy service providing expert support in areas such as full school ICT reviews, statutory website reviews, data security advice and cloud services for schools.
Please click here for information on the full range of services we can offer.
SEGfL is an active member of NEN - The Education Network www.nen.gov.uk and all SEGfL schools are entitled to access and use the full suite of NEN resources from their school network. This is an ever-expanding collection of high quality teaching and learning resources that include 80,000 music tracks from Audio Network, a copyright free image gallery, as well as material from the BBC, British Library, Scott Polar Research Institute and the National Theatre (see our Learning section for all the resources).
Additionally, through the NEN working groups, the NEN provides advice and guidance in the areas of online safety and technical strategy. SEGfL plays an active role in these groups and ensures information and expertise is shared through our region.
SEGfL Office Location
The SEGfL office is located in the Education Centre at Easthampstead Park Conference Centre.
Tel: +44 (0) 118 978 9679