EOY 2016 – The final countdown.

September 2016Monday 5thDevelopment Day – Teaching Staff.Tuesday 6thDevelopment Day – All Staff.Wednesday 7thPupils 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:Collect definitive list of any leaving staff at the end Would you...

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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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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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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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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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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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