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: 98...

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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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Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 & Windows 10

Posts in this seriesToshiba Satellite Pro C850 & Windows 10WIndows 7 to Windows 10iOfficially, Toshiba has not released any Windows 10 driver support for the C850 series and therefor support would be limited. This said, the problem described with the...

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Unable to mount the WIM, so the update process cannot continue. [SOLVED]

Photo by AllanW (Pixabay) I’ve tried to rebuild my boot images for MDT for a while, but keep getting stuck with the below error message. Originally I thought it was the anti-virus protection software getting in the way, but temporarily...

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DfE Keystage Returns

2016 is the first year that the DfE requires End of Term KeyStage data to be returned with the new assessment codes. Previous years have seen data returns sent as Levels, however since this is the first year without levels,...

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Removing the “Do you trust this printer” message box

Image from: Dave.harris.uno Similar to Dave Harris and his article on the issue, I also receive the same message “Do you trust this printer”. As printers are installed by script this can get annoying, especially during GPO and MDT deployment. So I...

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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: 27...

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HP PW PRO 477DW – Trial

I’ve always said I’m a “Laser” person, my experience with ink printers in the past has never been a good one, they either run out of ink way too soon, dry up or smudge and smear when you touch the page;...

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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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