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: ELMO L-12iD Visual Presenter Visualiser

I am looking to replacing a faulty EMLO Visualiser, I have my eye on the following: ELMO L-12iD Visual Presenter Visualiser HDMI IN/OUT VGA IN/OUT Delivery to the Isle of Wight. If you are able to quote it would be...

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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: 84...

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IT equipment in schools: to lease or not to lease? | Schools Week

iThis is why I don’t lease equipment.Access to high-quality IT equipment is not equal in schools. If you’re part of an academy chain, you’re likely to be able to get a good deal and buy what you want. Single schools,...

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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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Home Access Plus (HAP+)

I’ve been keenly watching HAP+ for some time now and it’s something that I’d like to introduce here. Project Description Home Access Plus+ Project, working with educational technicians to allow home access to files and other resources by just using...

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QUOTE: 6 x iPad 4 Mini devices with cases.

i[CLOSED] – Ordered; Thank you to all suppliers for their quotes.I am after some more iPad mini devices for delivery the first week of September. Please quote for: 6 x Apple iPad 4 mini devices – 64gb – black. 6...

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EOY 2016 – The final countdown.

September 2016 Monday 5th Development Day – Teaching Staff. Tuesday 6th Development Day – All Staff. Wednesday 7th Pupils return. Photo by zizome (Pixabay) No, I’m not talking about Brexit, I’m talking about the end of the academic year 2015-2016. Tasks: Active Directory MIS...

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MIS Summer 2016 Upgrade

iSIMS Summer 2016 7.170 now available. (COMPLETED). Scheduled install 01-08-2016Tasks: Downloads available via SOLUS 3. 01-07-2016 Confirm which downloads are available and plan deployment sequence. 04-07-2016 SIMS Summer 2016 Database only (3.62.489) SIMS Summer 2016 Full Release Includes SIMS Summer...

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INCIDENT: Login/Usage issues

i[Resolved]Today [Thursday 30/06/2016] was My transition day, where pupils move up a year to spend a day with their new teacher and classroom. On my arrival just after 7:30am, I was side tracked by a new member of staff joining...

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Data Returns (KS1 – TA and Phonics)

Today I have successfully submitted: KS1 Teacher Assessments and Phonics 1/2 Marksheets: Focus Assessment Marksheet Entry KS1 A. Teacher Assessments 2016: Year 2 KS1 B. P Scale Data Entry 2016: Year 2 Phonics Screening Year 1 2016: Year 1 Phonics...

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Data Returns (KS2 – TA)

Today I have successfully submitted: KS2 Teacher Assessments Marksheets: Focus Assessment Marksheet Entry KS2 A. Teacher Assessments 2016: Year 6 KS2 B. P Scale Data Entry 2016: Year 6 Return CTF: Routines Data Out CTF Export CTF KS2, Year 6,...

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INCIDENT: SIMS Profile locked out for single Registration Group. [Resolved]

i[Resolved] – Remove the teacher from Supervisor for that class under Pastoral Structure, Save, and add them as the new Tutor Teacher and Save.Photo by WDnet (Pixabay) Wednesday 22-6-2016: I stumbled on to a puzzle half way through entering comments for a single...

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SIMS Profiles 2015-2016

As with earlier years I am full steam ahead with “End of Year 2016” reports to parents using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. There was a possibility that I may have used Hampshire’s reporting to parents tools, however due to My own internal deadlines I’ve...

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Data Returns (EYFSP)

Today I have successfully submitted: Foundation Stage Profiles to the Local Authority Marksheets: Focus Assessment Marksheet Entry EYFS Profile 2016 : Year R Return CTF: Routines Data Out CTF Export CTF Early Years Foundation Stage Data (FSP) Hits: 90...

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2016 assessment and reporting arrangements: PDF format versions – Publications – GOV.UK

2016 assessment and reporting arrangements: PDF format versions From: Standards and Testing Agency First published: 12 October 2015 Last updated: 25 April 2016, see all updates Part of: National curriculum assessments: guidance for local authorities PDF format versions of the...

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INCIDENT: Outlook is unable to connection to the proxy server mail.domain.com (error code 18) / Email delayed & Undeliverable

Issue: 1 There is a problem with the proxy server’s security certificate, the security certificate is not from a trusted certifying authority. Outlook is unable to connection to the proxy server mail.domain.com (error code 18). This message appears in Outlook....

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Windows Image Refresh

Photo by Awesome Wallpapers My latest deployment of Windows is gradually being installed onto pupil laptops; the main reason for this is to bring each machine up to speed with the latest software versions and all the required windows updates. Whilst I...

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INCIDENT: Paused Printing – Printers offline.

This morning  a few of My staff were stumped when printing. All jobs where entering the queue as “Paused”, and when “Resumed” vanished from the list and never materialised. I remoted into the Print Server where My PaperCut server resides, to find “PaperCut...

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