If you have a school laptop that normally goes through the Smoothwall you will need to change the proxy settings to be able to work from home. You can do that by following these instructions below. Alternatively, you can download the exeproxy change program here and right click it to run it as administrator (this will extract it to your desktop). Once its on your desktop, you can open the program and click the buttons to switch been home configuration and work configuration

School leaders are always under pressure to make decisions, and they make these with the best interests of their students, staff and community as a priority in each one they make. We take a look at how teaching and learning can continue without the use of traditional school buildings and classroom structures. 


To celebrate Safer Internet Day we’re joining Smoothwall, our digital safety partner, to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Smoothwall is offering all schools under North Yorkshire County Council, a 6-month free subscription to their e-safety training in partnership with National Online Safety. 

Apprentice ships

Celebrating apprentice week. Hear how Will loves working with the Schools ICT Cirrus team building & managing websites. We have just taken him on full time as an Assistant Web Developer.

Schools that have decided to not take up the new Sophos Anti-virus contract should by now have installed a new Anti-virus product. The current Sophos Licenses expired on the 10th June 2019.

Schools that have not bought the new Sophos contract must remove the Sophos Anti-virus from the school’s desktops, laptops and servers. Schools ICT can arrange a technician to attend, please note there is a cost associated with this. (School technicians can uninstall during normal school visits time permitting). Please get in touch for a quote.


End of Support for Windows 7/Server 2008 01/14/2020

Microsoft will end its support for the Windows 7 operating system on 14 January 2020.  This means that automatic updates that protect your computer will no longer be available.  Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 before January 2020 to benefit from all the security and updates that are released to a fully supported operating system.