New - Resource Pages now live on Services to Schools
As you’ve probably noticed by now, a new module has been developed for Services to Schools called Resources. This function allows services to create web pages, publish documents, photographs, add external links and upload media clips to the system. You can find resources published by individual services either via their service page – see communications … browse our resources in the right hand panel or via the Communication and Resources menus. Or just search for something specific from anywhere on Services to Schools. Please note that some resources are available on the public portal but other content might be restricted and will require users to be logged onto the system to view.
We are developing this module to replace the Schools Extranet as the tool to find information from various council services. The first phase of this is now complete and all new content will be published here as well as articles, documents and guidance for schools.
In addition, the schools weekly e-bulletin will be replaced by a Services to Schools Newsletter which will be emailed to all registered users in schools every Thursday, as well as to the school admin email accounts.
If schools or external organisations wish to publish information in the e-bulletin this can be sent to the services to schools email account below. However, please note that only content deemed to be suitable/relevant to most schools will be included.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us either by email at email@example.com or by contacting Julie Preece or Deb Tyler on 0191 211 5321.
Service Level Agreements 2018/19 - BUY NOW!
Service Level Agreements 2018/19 - BUY NOW!
Services available to schools from the City Council for 2018/19 are now available to purchase. Please ensure that you have confirmed the services that you require by 31 March 2018, or earlier if possible. If you have any queries about individual services or SLAs then please contact the relevant service (contact details should all be listed on the portal).
If any new staff require access to the system then please complete a new user application form indicating what type of access they require. Please can you also inform us of any registered users who have left the school or who no longer require access. Note that there is a password reminder facility on the login page if you have forgotten or need to reset your password.
Quick buy menus for 2018/19 are set up, along with suggested SLAs and services based on your purchases in the current financial year.
As in previous years, the City Council has set a cap on the inflationary increase that individual services can charge to schools, which is based on the September RPI, so for 2018/19 is 3.9%. However, many services will not be applying this in full.
However, schools should note that there will be more significant changes in the ICT WAN SLA due to the decision by Schools Forum to withdraw central funding of this from the Schools Block of DSG with effect from 1 September 2018. Jim Lowden is writing to schools separately about the specific implications of this.
New User Accounts - Services to Schools
If you require a user account to access documents, training, information etc. on Services to Schools, please ask the Headteacher or School Business Manager to complete and return the attached form.
Please note it is up to the school to decided which staff should be given access to the system.
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Newburn Manor Primary School!
Following on from a previous article, asking for your support to help Newburn Manor Primary School to win the ultimate school holiday, we're extremely please to say that they have WON and the Year 5 team will be jetting off to Majorca in April.
Stuart Pickup, Headteacher, would like to thank everyone for voting for the school, it clearly helped!
Children's Annual Review - The Epic Book of Fairness
Shared Interest – Children’s Annual Review – ‘The Epic Book of Fairness’ - this edition is designed for children around 10-11 years old.
This book has been created for schools as well as home use. If teachers would like printed copies please contact Stina Porter, Marketing and Communications Manager, Shared Interest Society Ltd, Pearl Assurance House, 5thFloor, 7 New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AQ Tel: 0191 233 9132 or email: email@example.com