ICT Services 4 Education


School ICT News Bulletin No. 216 - 11/02/2013

Published by ICT Shared Services

Services to Schools contracts for 2013-14

ICT Services for Schools for 2013 -14 have been designed to support your school with essential, proactive and flexible ICT services that work how, when and where you need them.  We have therefore reviewed all of our ICT services for schools based on the key message from all users -ICT should just work when you need it.


You also told us you want


  • to exploit the ICT resources  you have, to maximise and see the benefits in school
  • access to services 24/7 from anywhere
  • Quality to be consistent, reliable, efficient, effective, flexible and proactive
  • To see value for money -  i.e. clear service agreements, receive the service you paid for and competitive pricing
  • more information on best practice use and guidance of ICT and be kept informed
  • understand how services complement each other and how to access them


Over the coming weeks we will be providing more information through the ebulletin, workshops and events such as the Norfolk ICT Conference and Governors Conference to show how we will deliver based on your feedback.


We have updated our school support contracts to ICT ProTech and ICT ProTech Plus designed with

  • a core contract of proactive support to maximise the availability and reliability of your systems in school including anti-virus licences, more effective remote services and encrypted remote back-up service
  • Complemented by a range of enhanced services to exploit your ICT resources to get more value from your investment, such as service review visits and annual health check and
  • providing more localised hands on support in your school to help you get the most benefit from your ICT.


This gives you the flexibility to choose our core ICT ProTech support package with enhanced levels of specialist support such as

  • Scheduled School Support visits – dedicated support person for half day per month, per 2 weeks and per week or 1 day per week
  • Call- off blocks of days for support visits when you need it at preferential rates.


Procurement services are now available on a contract basis or as a pay as you go service.


Our website has been updated with the new published contracts and we are in the process of updating all areas to make it clearer what services the contracts include and how they are supported.


For example there is a new section on the front screen of the website related to Norfolk Broadband Service with essential information and resources as follows:.

Author: Lynn Parvin

Support Events & Conferences coming up in Feb / March 2013


Capita SIMS


Releasing the Potential of your SIMS Database using the tools you already have at your disposal


28th February, 6th March and 20th March 2013


Cost £ FREE


Target Audience:

Head teachers, Business Managers and members of the schools SLT





  1. Pupil Premium – How to use SIMS to ensure you’re getting the correct funding and how to evidence its Impact in your school


  1. Discover – This award winning powerful tool allows you to analyse and mine your SIMS data and present it in a variety of ways, including Venn diagrams, bar charts, pie charts and line graphs.


  1. Dinner Money – Find out how SIMS Dinner Money allows you to record, monitor and share pupil meal choices and track the financial aspects automatically


  1. Staff Performance – Find out about the new SIMS module that will be available later this year as part of your package and how this can meet Ofsted requirements


  1. Strategic Planning – How to use your SIMS database to support your strategic planning in your school


  1. Early Years Foundation Stage – Find out how the new tracking resources available within your SIMS can help manage your Nursery & Reception classes


  1. Optional – Parental Access to SIMS – Parental Sims Learning Gateway is an additional module available to you at an additional cost. Parents can log on from any PC to access the information they need to support their child’s learning, including attendance and student progress.






 Book a Place

28th February 2013

Ecotech Centre, Swaffham

09.30 – 12.00



28th February 2013

Ecotech Centre, Swaffham

13.30 – 16.00



6th March 2013

Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich

09.30 – 12.00



6th March 2013

Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich

13.30 – 16.00



20th March 2013

Barnham Broom Conference Centre

09.30 – 12.00



20th March 2013

Barnham Broom Conference Centre

13.30 – 16.00


N.B – Unfortunately the West Norfolk PDC is being used for the Incinerator Review from mid Feb – April so we are unable to hold a session at this venue. 


N.B – Please note that this is not a hands on session!



Norfolk Integrated Education Advisory Services


Norfolk ICT Conference 2013


Thursday 14 March 2013

John Innes Centre, Norwich


Cost £100 per school for up to two delegates


The 2013 Norfolk ICT Conference will inspire schools to enable innovation in learning. We will consider how to make the most of the technologies we already have, but also look to the inspiring future technology and services.

The keynote will be followed by simultaneous breakout sessions involving Norfolk schools sharing their ICT achievements and outstanding practice, expert sessions from some of the ICT Suppliers, and also a session led by Sheli Blackburn on how to get started with Digital Leaders.

In addition there will be an exhibition area showcasing the latest products from well known ICT Suppliers.


More Information is available at    https://sites.google.com/a/norfolkadvisory.com/norfolk-ict-conference-2013/


Click here to book a place www.cpd.norfolk.gov.uk/sdms Search for activity ref EYCC1




E2BN 2013 Conference

25th June to 26th June

Location: Wyboston Lakes
Audience: Everyone involved in Education


More details to follow.


Author: Lynn Parvin