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NEN - what is it?

Above: Map of NEN providers


NEN – The Education Network is a learning and teaching resource providing schools with a secure network designed and maintained by experts within the educational community. A dedicated education network, it harnesses the power of broadband technology in order to provide unique content and services, delivering a personalised learning experience in the classroom and enabling users to share learning resources at every level. Optimised for data-intensive applications (including Video Conferencing), The Education Network provides a number of unequalled advantages for schools, offering a secure and safe environment where issues such as copyright are managed and where teachers, pupils and parents can work confidently together.

NEN provides a wealth of services and resources, many of which can only be accessed via a NEN connection. NEN works with industry and the government to implement and raise standards for the benefit of learners. NEN is the impartial advisor for schools and can also achieve huge savings from aggregated procurement for the benefit of school budgets. NEN also takes the lead in providing advice and support for schools on aspects of E-Safeguarding.