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Extended Schools and Extended Schools Consortia Web Sites and Email Services
This help sheet outlines for extended schools, the support which is on offer for setting up a web site and email services from the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning (HGFL). Please also refer to the communications toolkit which is available on the Hertfordshire Extended Schools web site:
Web Site Hosting
Each extended school consortium has web space available for hosting their web site on the HGfL web server which is managed by Research Machines (RM). Individual extended schools are expected to use their existing school web site to promote their activities. There is a domain name for all Hertfordshire extended schools which has already been registered:
Each extended school consortia web site will have this domain name followed by their consortium name e.g.
Users will be issued with a username and password for accessing their web space.
Extended schools consortia will need to agree their name for their web address, according to the process outlined in the communications toolkit, before the web space and email can be set up by the web hosting service. Once agreed please inform Dee de Bruin so that the Web Team can raise a request with RM for setting up the web space.
Microsoft provides (Live@Edu) e-mail accounts for extended schools at present. These e-mail accounts can be used from anywhere with an internet connection and web browser.
Some extended school arrangements have e-mail accounts and support provisioned through local partnership arrangements.
Please contact email@example.com if you require an e-mail account setting up.
Further information about the e-mail service can be found at:
If you require support with your e-mail account please call 01438 844777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site Support Services
We provide advice and support for web site development for extended schools through training courses, onsite visits and telephone help.
We offer an initial visit which will involve some basic planning and guidance on site structure and content and enables you to focus on the goals and aims of what you want to use the web site for. This is usually followed by a longer visit which involves building the web site and adding the content which has been put together following the initial visit. It is a good idea to book the visits around attending the Dreamweaver training course.
Dreamweaver Training Courses
We offer one day training courses in building and updating your website using Dreamweaver software.
‘Dreamweaver – New to Managing and Updating your Website' is for Extended Schools staff who are new to web site design and and are intending to build their own site from scratch or may have recently taken over responsibility for a existing web site which has already been built using templates, tables and stylesheets.
Details of courses available to book online (select term and Subject - ICT to search for the Dreamweaver courses)
Extended schools consortia may need to obtain a copy of the latest version of the Dreamweaver web publishing software. Schools may already have a copy of the software with the appropriate license, but may need to purchase additional licences. The software can be purchased from Hertfordshire Business Supplies. Tel: 01707 292300.
Preparing for Your Website Support Visit
School Web Site Telephone Support
Further information and guidance is available through our series of helpsheets available at: