Welcome to the National Grid for Learning newsletter for April 2006
NGfL site resources move home in website revamp
This is the final newsletter from the team at the National Grid for
As part of an ongoing review of services for schools, over the next few
months the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency
(Becta) will reduce the number of different online services and brands
it provides for schools. http://www.becta.org.uk/
Becta will still continue to offer the same range of advice and services
- channelled into fewer websites. The site rationalisation is the result
of a strategic review, following transfer of Curriculum Online to Becta.
The aim is to make it quicker and easier for its users to get the
advice, support and services they need online.
To support this process, from 13 April 2006 the National Grid for
Learning (NGfL) brand will no longer exist and the portal will no longer
be available. http://www.ngfl.gov.uk
However, the search service that provides access to quality assured
resources will continue and will be available from the Becta Schools
The other elements of the NGfL portal will undergo a closure. This
includes the news, features and School Website Directory. Further
improvements to the search services are planned over the coming months.
Users will not need to unsubscribe from this newsletter.
Staff on the NGfL would like to thank all those who have registered with
the site - including teachers, parents, adult learners, children,
librarians and local education authorities - to use the many resources.
We have appreciated the enthusiastic participation in all the online
features, as well as the contribution of all our 'My favourites' authors
who have shared their insights.
We also want to express our thanks to everyone who has contributed to
the site in myriad ways over the years, supplying information, technical
help, words, images, ideas and, above all, inspiration.