South East Grid for Learning (SEGfL) is a Regional Broadband Consortium (RBC) serving 13 member local authorities from across the South East and just under 3,000 schools. On 1 January Orbis, a consortium of local authorities including East Sussex, Surrey and Brighton and Hove took over the role of lead authority but Bracknell Forest remains a member of the consortium.
The role of SEGfL is varied to support the needs of its diverse membership, but its key aim remains that every school in the region should have broadband services that are fit for purpose and sustainable. SEGfL provides a range of services including advice and support on safeguarding online and GDPR as well as access to software and hardware at reduced prices.
Schools’ interests are represented through the steering group, which is responsible for all decisions and has a representative from each member authority. Bracknell Forest is represented by Jeremy Saunders.
Full details of all the services offered to schools see SEGfL website.