Thanks to our great relationship with UK institutions and educational household names, we’ve been able to build a comprehensive catalogue of free subscription services, saving you time, hassle and money.
Listening Books is an amazing UK based charity that provides high-quality audiobooks in three key formats: as a CD, available to download, or via online streaming. The versatility of the service allows for those who may have difficulty reading due to illness or disability discover the joys of the written word. Listening Books currently provides the magic of reading to over 40,000 people in the UK.
It also covers the curriculum from Key Stage 2 all the way up to A-level with a huge range of fiction and nonfiction titles for children, teens and adults. In this age of digital success, there’s no reason why a child shouldn’t be able to enjoy the same books as their peers, and with the inclusion of Listening Books as one of your school key resources, teachers will be able to offer a greater inclusion and understanding for their pupils.
As part of the emPSN network, your school has automatic access to the Listening Books database. It’s a valuable resource that will go a long way in any educational setting. Since 2017 Listening Books has offered a streaming service, making it even easier to share books with children at school. All the pupil needs to do is click a single button, whilst no plug-ins required, and no downloads are needed either. It’s that simple. For further information about how to access Listening Books, please contact emPSN at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 879869 and we can supply your school with login details.
Malwarebytes provides free anti-malware software to schools in the emPSN network thanks to our partnership with LGfL. Protecting against Malware and malicious software is essential in schools, and we’re proud to offer excellent security and protection through Malwarebytes market-leading software.
Running the Malwarebytes software on your school’s network provides system-wide coverage and it keeps the connection running smoothly. Everything is focused on a centralised cloud console, which essentially means there’s no need to login to each PC as scheduled scans can run remotely. A fast and effective scan removes any problem as soon as it’s identified. The console also monitors hardware and software performance, giving the IT team a clear view of their assets and an overview of the software running.
Normally Malwarebytes runs on a license-by-license package, meaning a school would have to purchase up to 200 licenses separately, or more, depending on the size of the school. This would usually set the school back between £4,000 to £10,000 for a 3-year subscription. When you join the emPSN network, it’s completely free.
If you are a Multi Academy Trust and would like to make use of this offer, we recommend signing up for a MATS emPSN package and apply when all academies have joined the network.
The NEN is designed as a learning and teaching resource to provide schools with a secure network maintained by experts from the educational and technology community. This dedicated education network enables access to unique services and content by harnessing the power of modern broadband technology.
Connecting 15,000 schools in England, the National Education Network is a crucial part of the emPSN network. The service has been operating alongside JISC (The Janet Network), part-funded by the DfE, and it has been in operation since 2001 as part of the UK’s national critical infrastructure. All the schools in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are also connected to the NEN.
Here in the East Midlands, the emPSN connects schools in the local area to the greater NEN network. A wealth of resources, data and teaching support material is available through the network, and it operates within the defined technical and operational standards as set out by the government. The NEN is about working together for education in the UK, owned by the public sector, and connecting institutions and schools across the country.
We often get asked similar questions by many of our schools and customers so we have put together some useful FAQ’s as a bit of a myth busting exercise.Explore further…