Section 7: Phonics screening check – 2016 Key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) – Guidance – GOV.UK

iWeek commencing 13th June 2016.The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills.The check consists of 20 real...

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Keyboard shenanigans.

Photo by OpenClipartVectors (Pixabay) So I’ve progressed through My pupil laptop O/S refresh with My latest build. However one laptop was giving me issues with my password. On a closer look, I noticed why. Hits: 25...

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PBX Tidy

Posts in this seriesPBX TidyQUOTE: Components for Telecoms tidy.iThis post will be updated as progress continues.My existing PBX needs re-wiring; wires around the man PBX have become unruly over the last few years as additions have bulked it out. So now...

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Summer Census 2016

Today was the Summer Census for schools. [19-05-2016) It was a short one this time, although that should not fool you, each one is collecting information automatically, so you need to make sure you’re ready in advance. It is common and...

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Secure Access issues (DFE)

On Friday I  experienced some issues with the DFE’s Secure Access website. Login successful Forced to change password Forced to select one of several unique passwords Confirm password change Website hangs Original password fails to work New password fails to work Request password...

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School procurement: Microsoft memorandum of understanding

The new Memorandum of Understanding where the Microsoft pricing is decided is now going to be entitled Education Cloud Transition Agreement. The main focus of this agreement is that over the next three years schools will still benefit from the discounts and...

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QUOTE: Components for Telecoms tidy.

Posts in this seriesPBX TidyQUOTE: Components for Telecoms tidy.iThis RFQ closes Monday 23rd May 2016. Expected Delivery Date is 25th May 2016.I’re planning on tidying up My telecoms cables and will need the following components to make this happen. If you are...

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Troj/POSAgen-A

Had this little Trojan appear on one of my servers yesterday. Virus/spyware ‘Troj/POSAgen-A’ has been detected in “C:\WINDOWS\system32\lanst.exe\FILE:0000”.  targeting Point Of Sale (POS) systems i.e. malware stealing track data directly from memory of the systems involved in processing of credit...

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OneDrive and Proxy

Posts in this seriesOneDrive and ProxyMicrosoft OneNote syncing issues behind a web filter.Proxy – Does Microsoft have a definitive list of URLs that are associated with OneDrive that I should allow through My proxies? – Stack Overflow *.lync.com *.microsoftonline.com *.microsoftonline-p.com *.outlook.com...

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An important technical update from 3P Learning

The blog post contains important information about changes to the technical requirements of 3P Learning products. Be sure your school’s IT administrator is aware of these new requirements in order to continue to be able to access all areas of My resources. Whitelisting IP...

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Email Analysis

I thought I’d share some of My email analysis reports. My email delivery is certainly on the increase, especially when it comes to rogue connections. Thankfully I’re able to thwart those rogues. These screen shots are for the last 52...

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HAMs to POS Conversion.

I’ve spent a good few hours today converting My Milestone 1 and 2 data from Hampshire’s Assessment Model to Capita’s Programme of Study. As I’re not ready to do a direct conversion from Components to Descriptors yet (that’s a sit...

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Assessment shift – “Programme of Study”

i***** IN PROGRESS *****  When the government decided to switch to assessment without levels, they gave each school autonomy to choose their own assessment scheme and method of recording. Apart from the disarray and lack of assistance with direction, I had...

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QUOTE: Sophos Complete Security Suite – Renewal

iRenewed 10-June-2016 – Thank you to all suppliers for their quotes and input.[UPDATED 20-04-2016 @ 13:00] I am planning to renew My existing “Sophos Complete Security Suite” which expires June 2016. ENDUSER PROTECTION, WEB, MAIL, ENCRYPTION, 100-199 USERS – 12...

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Microsoft OneNote syncing issues behind a web filter.

Posts in this seriesOneDrive and ProxyMicrosoft OneNote syncing issues behind a web filter.Adding these URLs to my web filter solved the problem. onedrive.live.com login.live.com docs.live.net office.live.com onenote.com officeapps.live.com Hits: 51...

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One Drive capacity shrinks to useless 

Absolutely disgraced with Microsoft on this one, this is bad form, this means that My rollout of Office 365 was pointless.  The amount of free storage is changing. OneDrive Important changes to OneDrive I want to inform you about some...

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