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.
To find out more about the Bradford Learning Network please visit our dedicated area of this site