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SIMS Profiles 2017-2018

by Dave | April 6, 2018 | S1-Assessment, Site-1
End of Year reports have opened early this year, with so much going on, giving teachers early access to Profile Entry will hopefully ease the load. Similar to previous years I’m using Capita’s SIMS Profiles. I’m keeping the same structure...
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QUOTE: Sophos Central (Renewal)

by Dave | March 21, 2018 | Site-1, Stage 1 - Quote Requests
iCurrent Licenses expire June 28th, 2018.My Sophos licenses are coming up for renewal. Please quote for: Device Encryption (150) Endpoint Advanced Protection (150) Intercept X (150) Server Advanced Protection (20) Web Appliance (150) Email Appliance (150) Sandstorm (150) (devices)...
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Deploying Microsoft Monthly Security Updates (MMSUs) without WSUS or Windows Online Update Service

by Dave | February 20, 2018 | General (PTV), Site-1, Windows Quality Rollup
I’ve been using a local WSUS server for some time, but recently it has been giving me some issues, and staff laptops are being used more at home to VPN in which is not really enabling the WSUS server...
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SIMS Parent Lite app helps schools comply with the new GDPR data requirements

by RSSFeed | January 27, 2018 | General (FTV), RSS, Site-1
Included within your SIMS annual entitlement fee, the SIMS Parent Lite app helps schools comply with the new GDPR data requirements https://www.capita-sims.co.uk/products-and-services/sims-parent-lite-app … Click here to continue to the original article Source :https://twitter.com/iw_dave/status/957297455611162625 Author : (@iw_dave) – From : https://twitrss.me/twitter_user_to_rss/?user=IW_Dave...
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NComputing Host rebuild.

by Dave | July 31, 2017 | Site-1
I’ve been using NComputing for a few years now; it has saved costs regarding workstation purchases, as well as giving a standard setup across multiple end users. The setup uses 1 host machine and up to 100 devices (dumb...
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Phonics Threshold for 2017 is…….32

by Dave | June 26, 2017 | DfE, Site-1
These materials are published to help teachers and pupils become familiar with the phonics screening check, and to enable teachers to score their pupils’ performance once the check has been administered. The 2017 phonics screening check threshold mark is...
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time.windows.com NTP server seems to be sending out wrong time

by Dave | April 3, 2017 | General (FTV), Site-1
time.windows.com seems to be sending garbage to clients. Code: ntpdate: ntpdate 4.2.6p5@1.2349-o Fri Apr 10 19:04:04 UTC 2015 (1) server 40.68.115.144, stratum 16, offset -0.335147, delay 0.03069 Confirmed by twitter: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&…s.com&src=typd I’d suggest using uk.pool.ntp.org on your DCs for...
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[Incident] Legacy Exchange Server – MTA Stack not starting.

by Dave | March 21, 2017 | S1-Incidents, Site-1
This morning (21-03-2017) I was notified by a member of staff that they couldn’t get to their emails. A quick survey of the land indicated that My Legacy Exchange users were the ones with the issue. After logging in...
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[Incident] Sophos ES1000 appliance is failing to start a critical process

by Dave | March 18, 2017 | S1-Incidents, Site-1
Monitoring systems have detected that your Sophos ES1000 appliance (SERVERVSEMAIL.) is failing to start a critical process and should be investigated by Sophos Support. Services that may be affected are: – Administration Web Interface – End-user experience Please reply...
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Sophos Central – My 30 Day Trial

by Dave | March 17, 2017 | Review, Site-1
17-03-2017 Signed up to Sophos’s 30 day trial of Sophos Central With my Sophos licencing coming up for renewal in the next 90 days, I’ve heard some good things about Sophos Central, a new online product from Sophos, so I...
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HAM KS1 to current Milestone Tracking Grids

by Dave | March 13, 2017 | S1-Assessment, Site-1
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...
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SIMS Profiles 2016-2017

by Dave | March 13, 2017 | S1-Assessment, Site-1
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...
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Are you tracking your interventions effectively? | Capita SIMS

by Dave | March 6, 2017 | General (FTV), Site-1
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...
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SIMS Teacher App (re-launch)

by Dave | February 15, 2017 | Site-1
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...
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Sophos in Education

by Dave | February 13, 2017 | General (FTV), Site-1
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...
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BETT 2017 Visit

by Dave | January 20, 2017 | General (FTV), Site-1
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...
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Spring Census 2017

by Dave | January 19, 2017 | Site-1
iAutumn 2016 SIMS Upgrade required.Census Date: 19-01-2017 In order to complete the Census, I needed to get SIMS up to Autumn 2016; unfortunately, I had to delay the update by some weeks until internal prerequisites were completed. I also...
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QUOTE: iPad Mini 4 and Case

by Dave | January 10, 2017 | Site-1, Stage 3 - Expired Quote Requests
I’re after yet another iPad. 1 x iPad Mini 4. 32GB – Black or White. WI-FI Only. 1 x Griffin TurnFolio for iPad Mini 4 Black case. If you are able to quote, please get in touch. Thank you...
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How to set up your own programme of study grades – SIMS Assessment Manager Blog

by Dave | January 9, 2017 | General (FTV), S1-Assessment
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...
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New deal to help schools save cash on computer equipment – News stories – GOV.UK

by Dave | January 8, 2017 | General (FTV), Site-1
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...
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Google Expedition – Coming to the Isle of Wight

by Dave | January 6, 2017 | Site-1
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:...
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Win7 Blue Screen caused by Fltmgr.sys (KB3177467)

by Dave | December 16, 2016 | S1-Incidents, Site-1
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”....
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SSL Certificate for Parent Portal

by Dave | December 15, 2016 | Site-1
The SSL-Certificate for the Parent portal is once again up and running. It took a little longer to get it in place and working as expected, however, it’s now working a treat. Like with most things computer related, things...
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Online Payments – Revisited

by Dave | November 18, 2016 | Site-1
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...
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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...
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