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London Connected Learning Centre

London Connected Learning Centre (London CLC), part of Education Development Trust, is an award-winning organisation that helps schools and other settings use digital technologies to improve learning.

    

The term Connected Learning describes our approach and activities. We make links between learning at school and at home, we involve children and young people in using digital technologies to create, experiment, design and explore; we foster collaboration between teachers, students and parents and we work in partnership with businesses, community and cultural organisations.

The London CLC team is made up of expert teachers, computer science and online safety specialists, trainers, technicians, filmmakers, music technologists, designers and adult learning tutors.

Teacher CPD


London CLC provides professional learning programmes which focus on equipping teachers with specialist skills and knowledge so they feel confident when using applications and technology within the classroom.

"Practical information that I can take back and use right away"
Science Subject Lead, Lark Hall Primary

Curriculum support


The curriculum packages are designed to help schools use digital technologies to enhance students' learning across the curriculum. Packages include, whole school support, professional development sessions in our purpose built centre in Clapham, pupil workshops for primary and secondary pupils, technology loans and access to our partnership and research projects with partners such as IBM and Tate.


Technical support


London CLC can ensure your school's ICT systems are fit for purpose. The technical team provides regular weekly technical support for schools as well as one-off system audits, network installations, advice and technology solutions.

"The London CLC provide us with outstanding technical support – from responding quickly to crises, to planning long- term upgrades and ‘future proofing’ of systems, to keeping us on top of all the latest developments in technology which make our lives so much easier. Teachers need the kit there, ready to go and working in order to be able to deliver high-quality lessons. London CLC make sure that our classrooms are always fully operational. However, more than that, they do it with skill, understanding and a great sense of humour."
Headteacher Rosendale Primary School

Digital champions



The Lambeth Digital Champions programme helps families to improve their computer skills and to access services online.

The programme provides free training and support on things such as:

●    how to use the internet to manage bills or claim benefits
●    how to set up an email account
●    how to search the internet to look for information or jobs


The team also delivers consultancy, advice and guidance and support for research and projects.

Create, experiment, design and explore

We have worked with London schools for 20 years putting creativity and real world contexts at the heart of learning opportunities for young people, teachers and parents. We involve children and young people in using digital technologies to create, experiment, design and explore. Originally funded by central government as part of the City Learning Centre and Education Action Zone initiatives, London Connected Learning Centre has developed a programme of creative technology based learning and education technology solutions. We foster collaboration between teachers, students and parents and work in partnership with businesses, community and cultural organisations including IBM, Tate, British Film Institute, Coin Street Community Builders and National Portrait Gallery.

London CLC was given the judge’s commendation in the 2018 Edtech 50 awards. Edtech 50 celebrates the work of the education technology sector in the UK, and shines a spotlight on those pioneering a new future in education through technology. London CLC also won the 2015 NAACE Impact Award for Technical Support, the 2014 NAACE Impact Award for Curriculum Support Services and the Association of Learning Technologist Team of the Year award in 2012. We are part of the Computing for Schools Network of Excellence for the teaching of computer science and is part of LGFL’s recognised Support Framework.

"The CLC’s provision of a joined-up technical and curriculum support service has become an integral part of everyday school life at Hillmead. The CLC’s technicians have completely transformed the infrastructure across the school and we always have confidence that procurement advice is provided with not only independence and value for money in mind, but primarily how the equipment can aid our delivery of the curriculum. London CLC’s impact at the school is back up by our recent Outstanding Ofsted report that states: The quality of teaching is outstanding, technology is used well to enhance learning."
Deputy Head, Hillmead Primary School

"London Connected Learning Centre has become synonymous with high quality work. Schools involved are clear that they would be disadvantaged not to have the guidance and expertise that the CLC possesses."

David Boyle Principal, Dunraven School

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