ICT Services 4 Education


School ICT News Bulletin No. 182 - 25/05/2011

Published by Children’s Services

Data Cleansing Notes for preparation to move to SIMS – NEW VERSION

A new version (Version 0.5) of the Data Cleansing notes has been added to the ICT Solutions Website. Please ensure you check the document to see the changes, which are related to Gifted and Talented data specifically.

Author: Carole Barwell

Further SIMS training courses

Spaces still available on the following courses:

SIMS Key Stage Entry explained 7th June at Southgreen Park Mattishall.

SIMS Key Stage Entry explained 8th June at Southgreen Park Mattishall.

SIMS Preparing for the new academic year (end of year processes) 5th July at Norwich PDC and 14th July at Southgreen Park Mattishall.

Please note that the SIMS Preparing for the new academic year courses at Norwich PDC and Southgreen Park Mattishall, now give delegates the opportunity to work through the process on their school’s database. Therefore you will be required to bring your SIMS login credentials to the course.

The courses cost £100 per delegate, including course materials and refreshments.

For further information or to book a place please see the SIMS training programme on the ICT solutions website www.ictsolutions.norfolk.gov.uk click on the training and events tab and click on the current customer programme.

Author: Rachel Hudson

Network Managers Event

The next Network Managers event will take place at Barnham Broom on 16th June commencing with lunch at 12.30. Invitations will be sent to secondary headteachers by letter and to Network Managers by email. To book a place please contact Jenny Tallent on 01603 638275 or by email to jenny.tallent@norfolk.gov.uk.

Author: Jenny Tallent

Sickness Insurance Database

The Service Desk have received quite a few calls concerning the Sickness Insurance Database recently. Please note that this is a finance package and isn’t supported by ourselves, therefore if you have a query concerning this please contact 01603 222550.

Author: Richard Cornelius

Powering core networking equipment over the Half Term break

We would like to ask schools to refrain from turning off the power to the core networking equipment over the forthcoming break. Core networking equipment includes routers, switches and cache servers, often in a wall or floor cabinet. These devices are monitored by ICT Services and BT and turning off the power results in false alarms. This could result in your school incurring a charge for an engineer visit.

If there is no alternative to powering off the communications cabinet and core equipment then please contact ourselves to advise us in advance.

Author: Richard Cornelius