Prep. AD Users.

As with most regular tasks, it is better if it can be automated, and that is why I wrote a script that would import pupil information, to update or create user accounts into Active Directory, in this case, a nightly...

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HAM KS1 to current Milestone Tracking Grids

Today (Monday 13/03/2017) I was tasked with producing Tracking Grids for year groups as they currently stand in their Milestone 2 position. What was slightly more awkward to figure out, was how to report their current position based on their...

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SIMS Profiles 2016-2017

As with earlier years, I’m full steam ahead with my “End of Year” reports to parents using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. Last year I headed them all under EOY-2015-2016, this year I’ve done the same, with the addition of RE (Religious Education) but under...

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Are you tracking your interventions effectively? | Capita SIMS

SIMS Interventions is a new module within the SIMS core suite that allows schools to track all of the extra resources that you put in place to support progress monitoring and improve student outcomes. It allows schools to see all...

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SIMS Teacher App (re-launch)

About a year ago the school was using SIMS’s Teacher APP, well I say using, it was installed on all of the iPads but the staff didn’t seem to use it; However circumstances have changed, and with the school using “Programmes...

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Sophos in Education

Educational institutions benefit greatly from the latest networking technologies. These technologies make the learning experience richer for students, but also come with a new set of risks. As more and more students, faculty, and administrators bring multiple devices to the...

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BETT 2017 Visit

So who do I plan on visiting this year? Whilst this list is in alphabetical order; it is very unlikely that I will visit them in that order. I will, of course, be stopping off at any other stand that...

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How to set up your own programme of study grades – SIMS Assessment Manager Blog

The programme of study marksheets are SIMS version of assessment without levels. Each statement from the national curriculum is available for teachers to assign a grade. Until the autumn 2016 release of SIMS schools have only been able to record...

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New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment – News stories – GOV.UK

Schools considering buying new tablets, laptops or desktop devices this year could save thousands of pounds by taking advantage of a new deal developed by the DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS). CCS will then work with suppliers to get...

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Google Expedition – Coming to the Isle of Wight

My school has been pencilled in for a visit from Google Expedition on January 24th 2017. This could potentially see every child from Year 1 to 6 experience something amazing through a virtual reality field trip. I look forward to the confirmation. VIA: https://www.google.co.uk/edu/expeditions/#about...

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Win7 Blue Screen caused by Fltmgr.sys (KB3177467)

This morning I came into several machines ditching to “BSOD” (Blue Screen Of Death) moments after logging in. Unfortunately this wasn’t limited to Workstations, one of My Client Servers was hit as well. The final message before rebooting was “Fltmgr.sys”. Doing...

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Online Payments – Revisited

Posts in this seriesParentPay – Getting ready.Online Payments – RevisitediSolution purchased, follow My progress to going live. I am once again revisiting Online Payments. Next week I will be calling the following suppliers for latest prices and offerings: SchoolComms Parent...

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Quote: Broadband Provision

The school is looking at renewing its current broadband provision: Leased Fibre Line 100/100 speed 1GB bearer No admin fees to increase speed mid-term 1:1 contention ratio 6 Dedicated IP addresses No limits, restrictions or caps on data usage Full...

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MIS Autumn 2016 Upgrade

iSIMS Autumn 2016 Full Release (7.172.36) – Now available to download and installTasks: Downloads available via SOLUS 3. (07-11-2016) Confirm which downloads are available and plan deployment sequence. SIMS Autumn 2016 Database only (3.62.574) SIMS Autumn 2016 Full Release (7.172.36)...

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QUOTE: 2 x iPad 4 Mini devices with cases.

iSpecification updated 06-10-2016 @ 22:40 due to EOL of the previous specification.I am after some more iPad mini devices. Please quote for: 2 x iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 128GB – Space Grey 2 x wrap around cases – supplier discretion. Delivery to...

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CPD: Twitter

Today I will be providing parents of the school, CPD on Twitter. This will involve: Downloading and installing the Twitter App Signing Up Following My schools Twitter Account Tweeting Replying Re-Tweeting Updating their profile. Hits: 89...

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InPrint 3

I’m currently looking in to this for SEN, but could well be handy for the rest of the school. Create symbol resources in minutes using an impressive range of desktop publishing features. InPrint 3 is an essential tool for anyone...

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IE11 and YouTube HTML5

I’ve been having a problem with playing YouTube videos for months, some machine play okay, some do not. I’ve narrowed it down to those machines with IE11 When playing YouTube, the “Spinning Wheel” just goes round and round and round....

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