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Capita are running 3 events next month to raise awareness of the new web based version of SIMS called SIMS Primary which will be available next Spring, and also to show you some areas of your current SIMS that you may not be aware of .
The dates and venues are as follows:
Monday 3rd July – The Rendezvouz Hotel Skipton
Wednesday 5th July – The Downe Arms Hotel, Wykeham, Scarborough
Wednesday 12th July – Ripon Spa Hotel
Schools ICT advice to schools
For Schools that buy NYCC broadband via the NYnet network we are satisfied that our systems are secure and protecting you from this type of attack. Our technical teams within NYCC have spent the weekend reinforcing our systems and testing them to ensure we have not been compromised.
However we must remain vigilant and we suggest the following action:
It is critical that schools consider the safety of confidential and/or personal data held in electronic or paper formats that are used both on and off the school site.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation it will become critical that ALL staff and governors are aware of how to handle sensitive and/or personal information, and what their responsibilities are when storing, accessing and using data. Under this new legislation there is also a requirement to maintain documented evidence of your awareness and governance..
Schools ICT have the following online safety documentation available:
Office 365 is more than just email. Office 365 is a suite of cloud products offered by Microsoft designed to improve collaboration and productivity. Because all of the data associated with your account is stored in the clould, it means instead of hosting all your school data being stored on a server in school, it is stored in one of Microsofts data centers and can be accessed from anywhere on any device with an internet connection.
One of the advantages of using Office 365 is that it includes Office Online which consists of lighter versions of the full Windows desktop Office applications with fewer of the functions, but they do give you access to everything you will need to work
- Work on your Office Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and OneNote workbooks anywhere you have internet access
- Share Office files with other Office 365 users
If you are an academy, confederated school or are looking at these options, selecting how to move forward with your website can be confusing. The easiest way to select the best option is to consider the content of your potential website/s. Will the content be ..
Is your website Outstanding?
Introducing the Schools ICT’s Ofsted Website Health Check Service
Trust Schools ICT to examine your site and check it includes all the features required by Ofsted to provide relevant, accurate and up-to-date information for current and future visitors.
Your personalised report will highlight areas of good practice, identify areas that need improvement and provide advice and guidance for further development.
So before the inspector arrives at your school you can be sure you’ve created an outstanding impression.