Ready for the Post-16 Census? What You Need to Know

The Post-16 Census forms part of the Autumn School Census, which takes place in the first week of October each year.   The data that is returned is used by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) to calculate Post-16 Funding for your school. It is therefore crucial that the data is accurate, as mistakes… Continue Reading Ready for the Post-16 Census? What You Need to Know

Eduroam

Free Wi-Fi access at sites across Kent and the UK   eduroam is a FREE service which allows participating organisations to connect to Wi-Fi networks when visiting other participating eduroam organisations, visitors would simply use their regular network login credentials for access.  This is a global service with availability throughout the world, a full list… Continue Reading Eduroam

Need an Easy Way to Evidence Your Use of Sports Premium Funding?

It is imperative that schools are able to clearly evidence a complete breakdown of their Primary School Sports Premium and the impact it is having on their pupils as an OFSTED requirement.   With the Sugar Levy payments due to come in from September and a possible increase in the funding, checks on how schools… Continue Reading Need an Easy Way to Evidence Your Use of Sports Premium Funding?

Minecraft: Education Edition – Special Price Available

We are proud to announce we are able to sell Minecraft: Education Edition to all eligible education customers in the UK! Priced at just £3.60 per user per year, Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.   Information about… Continue Reading Minecraft: Education Edition – Special Price Available

Recruiting School Staff for September? Don’t Forget to Book SIMS Training!

Are you planning to recruit new staff in your school for September?  Will they need any training in the relevant SIMS modules, so that they can be effective as soon as possible?  We are running a series of training courses early in the Autumn Term aimed at new school staff and places can be booked… Continue Reading Recruiting School Staff for September? Don’t Forget to Book SIMS Training!

Cameras at the Ready – Get Some Tips and Enter the SPS Student Photography Competition

Schools’ Personnel Service has just launched it’s annual photography competition, the theme this year is School Life!  The top 12 entries will be selected for publication in the SPS 2017-18 academic year calendar and prizes will be awarded. The deadline for entries is 7th July, so there is plenty of time for students to capture some really… Continue Reading Cameras at the Ready – Get Some Tips and Enter the SPS Student Photography Competition

E-Safety Training Offer with KCC e-Safety and University of Kent

Kent County Council’s e-Safety Officer, writes a regular blog focusing on e-safety in schools, providing useful information for keeping children safe online and within social media.    A recent post highlights that The Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent are continuing to offer Zak and Lottie training courses at a discounted cost of £60… Continue Reading E-Safety Training Offer with KCC e-Safety and University of Kent

The Next Generation of SIMS and FMS

You may already be aware that Capita have recently announced that in early 2018 they will be releasing the next generation of their SIMS and FMS products, known as SIMS Primary and SIMS Finance. For more information on these next generation products and a first glimpse of what it will look like  visit Capita’s website.… Continue Reading The Next Generation of SIMS and FMS

Protecting Your Network from Cyber Attacks – How EIS Can Help

  Following the recent cyber-attack that hit many organisations recently, EIS would like to advise schools on best practice to protect against attacks.   What EIS does for you?   All EIS Schools Broadband customers (KPSN) benefit from the highly resilient and enterprise  class network protection that this solution provides. This includes reacting to threats… Continue Reading Protecting Your Network from Cyber Attacks – How EIS Can Help