As part of our research and development philosophy to ensure our provision to partners is as relevant as possible in a fast changing technology rich world we are constantly updating and replacing existing resources.
Much of the equipment we replace is still very valuable to schools and over the years we have made this available to schools via face to face auctions and online raffles. This has enabled schools with small budgets to access technology that they would not normally be able to afford.
We are always looking to offer our subscribing schools extra value and as such have created an ‘eBay’ style auction space on the website that is exclusively available to subscribing schools.
In order to bid on the site you need to have:
Details of your bid and notifications relevant to the item you have bid on will be sent to the email address used to register your school subscription.
The Auction Team
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:
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
The Curriculum Innovation Service is based at the modern technology rich Innovation Centre at the Digital Health & Enterprise Zone (The Digital Exchange) in Little Germany and is purpose built for hosting training and meetings. All rooms have access to superfast broadband, Wi-Fi and include interactive presentation and sound systems. The room fee also includes access to a range of technologies to use within your session including laptops, iPads, digital cameras, etc.
We can host events from 08:30-18:30 Monday to Friday. Please note that outside of regular office hours (Mon to Fri: 08:30–17:00) access to the centre will be at the rear of the building and additional hire charges will apply.
The Cybercafé is generally used as a meet and greet area and for accessing refreshments and lunch. The space is equipped with iMacs providing easy Internet access for all guests, but it can also be used as an informal meeting or training space for up to 15 people. is a light and airy space with modern furniture and 2 large panel displays for presenting to an audience.
Studio 1 can accommodate 32 people seated around tables in a variety of configurations or a maximum of 35 in theatre style. The room has a Smart Interactive whiteboard connected to 2 plasma screens that can mirror the main image or project individually.
|Room hire (Studio 1 or 2) full day:||£150.00|
|Room hire (Studio 1 or 2) half day:||£90.00|
|Room hire (Studio 1 or 2) out of hours:||Price available upon request|
Full details on the room layouts that are available can be viewed pdf here (308 KB)
Please note that general access to IT devices such as laptops, iPads, cameras etc. is included in the price. If you need any of our devices specifically configured for your session with respect to content and software there will be a charge for this service and this will be dependent on the configuration specified.
Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) is £3.50 per person per day
Buffet lunch is £9.00 per person and includes a selecton of luxury rolls, wraps and baguettes with fresh fruit skewers and a selection of cakes and refreshments for the day as listed above. Please note that buffet lunches are freshly made by an external party and items may contain or come into contact with wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and milk. Please ensure any food allergies / intolerances are communicated when catering is requested.
All rooms at The Innovation Centre Bradford are located on the 3rd floor of the Digital Exchange. Access to the centre is either via stairs or a lift. If your delegates have accessibility and special requirements please contact the centre to discuss your requirements in advance of your booking.