ICT Services 4 Education


School ICT News Bulletin No. 281 - 03/05/2019

Published by ICT Services 4 Education

eBulletin Items

  1. Up to date tab files required for identity management and Google NSIX accounts
  2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Microsoft Education Live Tour: 21st May 2019

1. Up to date tab files required for identity management and Google NSIX accounts

It is important that we ensure that our identity management system (IDM) is up to date. From a GDPR point of view we need to ensure the data we hold is accurate and up to date and that we only hold data that we still need to hold for a designated and agreed purpose. 

We can see that some schools have not returned a new set of staff and pupil tab files for some time.  It is important that we receive tab files regularly, every time there is a change in your staff or pupil records and at least once a month.

If your school has NSIX accounts and you send in tab files via Anycomms to provision these accounts then please can we ask that you send us a new set of tab files as soon as possible. If we do not receive up to date tab files we will have to begin the process of suspending Google NSIX accounts for your school.  

If you no longer require your Google NSIX accounts then please let us know.


For full details of what data is required and the format of the tab files, please consult the following pages on our website:



The following page provides guidance on how to upload tab files via Anycomms so that we can process them :



If you need any assistance with how to generate these files or how to send them over via Anycomms, please contact us on 0845 303 3003.



2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Microsoft Education Live Tour: 21st May 2019

In partnership with Norfolk County Council, The Microsoft Education Live Tour is coming to Norwich on 21st May 2019. The venue is Norwich City Football Club.



If you are a senior leader, teacher or student, we are excited to offer you a free opportunity to come and find out how devices and cloud technology can; empower student creators, bring lessons to life, enable and connect innovative teachers and improve collaboration in the classroom.


TRACK 1: Unlocking your school’s digital learning potential - for Senior Leadership Teams looking to get the most from technology in their schools. Time: 09.30 – 16:30

  • Overview by Microsoft: Current trends, topical issues and opportunities such as STEM, accessibility and inclusion
  • Journey to the Cloud Case Study: Hear from an educational institution about their journey to reduce teacher workload/CPD
  • Making the most of vendors: HP    
  • Getting your teachers ready: what is MEC?
  • How does Microsoft Cloud Education benefit my students and teachers? OneNote, Accessibility and inclusion 
  • Microsoft and the cloud: O365 and Teams focus
  • Microsoft Azure session: Azure evangelist Dan Baker shows his personal journey with Azure and how it can delight and inspire your students
  • Benefits to students and teachers: Personalised learning tools and Windows 10
  • Next steps and FAQs: Key actions you can take to accelerate your journey for your organisation, teachers and students.


TRACK 2: Experience Minecraft: Education Edition. Best for: Young people (Aged 7-11) A schoolteacher or guardian must be in attendance for this session. Due to venue restrictions we can only host 5 students per school. Time: 10:00–14:00

  • Experience Minecraft: Education Edition - BlockBuilders will be running their unique water cycle engagement workshops. Using an interactive Minecraft map, participants will not only learn about the water cycle, but get to explore it and become part of the virtual cycle whilst experiencing coding.


TRACK 3: Microsoft Training Academy. Train the trainer - Learn how to get the most from Microsoft 365 to drive better learning outcomes with resources for you to upskill your team. Best for: Teachers from schools, MATs and FE colleges. Time: 16:30-19:00

  • Teaching the teachers: helping you get the most from Microsoft 365. Actions, tips and tricks on Office 365 including Teams, Accessibility tools, OneNote, Forms.


To register your place, go to: