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Schools ICT services offers advice, information, and training on all aspects of web site design and web content management. From helping with the initial design and build for a robust and easily self managed site, right up to highly dynamic, multi functional, fully interactive sites with forums, blogs, and social media feeds. Who's using our services?

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Don't want the hassle of managing a website? Join the growing customer base who use our managed service and we will look after your site for you. Just email across any content you want adding, and we will have your site updated within 4 working hours.

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Is your website out of date and in need of a full overhaul? Create a a site which looks brand new at a fraction of the cost of commissioning a new build. Options include ;

  • New graphic desing
  • Updating the content
  • Current legislation and Ofsted requirement


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Social Media &

Find out how our social media and marketing strategies can help you promote your school or business, and communicate effectively with potential new parents or customers.

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Security for your website or remote server

  • Peace of mind that the site is safe and genuine.
  • Google are now ranking websites based on SSL
  • Google Chrome highlighting non-secure sites

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£300 per day
or £45 per hour

Looking to make improvements to your SharePoint or Website and need assistance? One of our developers will dedicate the required amount of time to work with you to achieve the desired outcome. Development time can be purchased as required on an hourly or daily basis so you never spend more than you need to, get in touch with us with your requirements for an estimate and quote.
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£90 for Primary & Special, £120 for Secondary

  • 2GB and greater storage
  • DNS Management
  • Unlimited traffic allowance
  • A multi tier backup
  • Up-to-date security
  • Plesk management tool
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Health Check

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.

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.UK - £22.50
Non-UK - £37
Next Gen - £quote

We are registrars with both Nominet and 1and1, if you would like to purchase a domain for your site get in touch with us to discuss options.

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£165 (1 off fee)

Are you in need of refresher training? Are you new to your web software and need some help? We offer half-day training sessions where we will come to you, and we are happy to train individuals or a group all at once. Our training session aims to guide you through all the features of your web software with tools, tips and plenty of practice so you will feel confident keeping your site up to date.

Modern technology means that you are no longer tied to the office when it comes to doing your work. That is assuming your work involves sitting at a computer, writing documents, updating databases, sending e-mails and the like. If you're a lion tamer then, well, maybe not so much use. But let’s assume you fall into the former category, and you'd like to know what you can do at your school to be able to work remotely; from home, from the beach, the train or anywhere. 

Office 365

You might just know Office 365 as an e-mail system. But, believe me, it is so much more than that. To quickly highlight the main points:

  • OneDrive - Personal online storage. Access your files from anywhere.
  • SharePoint - Shared storage for the whole school. It's your shared staff folder but on the web
  • Office Online - Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from a browser.
  • E-mail and Calendars - Stay in touch all the time.
  • Skype for Business - Instant messaging, video conferencing and more.
  • School video portal - Easily manage and share videos across your school.

And that's not all. To find out more just visit Microsoft's Office 365 for Education Website.

If you are particularly interested in SharePoint and how it might be able to transform the sharing and collaboration of information and work in your school then Schools ICT can supply a range of SharePoint solutions to meet your needs. Click here for more details.

So, in summary, if you just want to work on Word or Excel files when you're not in the office, check your e-mail and calendar, and maybe share these files with other people in your school, then Office 365 is what you're looking for. Oh, and did I mention that it's FREE. 

Using SIMS From Home

If you are wanting to use SIMS from home, or another school then you'll need Schools ICT's Remote Access Server solution. This solution allows for programs that you currently have to be in school to use, to be published via a webpage and so made available wherever you can get online. The most obvious use of this solution is to make SIMS available for school staff to work on from home. However, it can also provide access to other programs you might want to use from home, such as RM Finance. It is also an ideal solution for confederated or collaborating schools who want SIMS for all schools to available from any site.

Unfortunately this solution isn't free. The solution is provided on a school by school basis, and the cost will depend very much on the current server that is in place at your school. Anything from a few hundred pounds, if you've got a server we can just upgrade, to a few thousand pounds if we need to replace your current server. However, as and when you have to replace your server at school, you can ask to have this solution put in place as part of the overall school server replacement. 

Solution Summary

So, to sum things up:

  •  If all you want to do is access files, whether you are in school or at home then Office 365 is the solution for you.
  • If you want to run SIMS from home or another school then Schools ICT's Remote Access Server solution is what you need.

If you’re interested in either of these solutions then please get in touch with Schools ICT


Published by Russell Dodson on November 24, 2015

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