School ICT News Bulletin No. 275 - 13/03/2018
Published by ICT Services 4 Education
- ICT and STEM in Education Conference 2018 – 10th May 2018, Carrow Road Stadium
- Implementing GDPR events and Q&A Drop in sessions over March and April
- Pupil Asset Support Sessions
- Powering Off Core Network Equipment Over Easter Holiday Period
1. ICT and STEM in Education Conference 2018 – 10th May 2018, Carrow Road Stadium
ICT Services 4 Education and The Kinesis Centre have teamed up to bring you an exciting ICT and STEM (Science, Technology, English and Maths) in Education Conference. Join us at Carrow Road Stadium on Thursday 10th May 2018 to learn more about how ICT can support STEM learning in schools.
We have a busy day planned with a good selection of workshops and breakout sessions exploring ICT, STEM and the Computing Curriculum. We will have a selection of Key suppliers exhibiting ICT and STEM related products and the chance to play with exciting new equipment. Furthermore we will have representatives available to discuss our new GDPR service and a bookable session with your MIS Supplier too.
The event is FREE to attend for one delegate per school and this includes parking, lunch and refreshments. Additional spaces can be booked for £20 per person.
Booking is open on SLA Online now http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/ .
2. Implementing GDPR events and Q&A Drop in sessions over March and April
ICT Services 4 Education/NCC and Data Protection Education (DPE) have formed a partnership to provide an Information Management and Data Protection Officer Service to Schools, Academies and Trusts.
James England (DPE), Mark Crannage (Information Management Service Manager from NCC) and a representative from ICT Services 4 Education team will be hosting both half day “Implementing GDPR” events and drop in sessions over March and April.
Drop in Sessions – Your chance to speak to James and Mark about your own schools’ circumstances and ask any questions you may have about implementing GDPR or the new service.
These will be held on:
27th March 2018 (9.00 – 16.00) – Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich
28th March 2018 (13.00 -16.00) – Kings Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC)
FREE to attend
Implementing GDPR half day events - Key guidance for implementing GDPR, introduction of the new GDPR service offered by DPE and Demo of GDPRis portal.
These will be held on:
28th March 2018 (09.30 -12.30) – Kings Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC)
26th April 2018 (9.30 – 12.30 AND 13.00 - 16.00) – The Space, Roundtree Way, Norwich
FREE to attend
Booking is available via s4s.norfolk.gov.uk
3. Pupil Asset Support Sessions
We would like to make you aware of some Pupil Asset support sessions that are now available to book for Schools using their MIS.
The course will cover the following items:
School and Pupil Census
End of Year Rollover
General hints and tips
These courses will not require you to bring a laptop with you as you will be given an overview by trainers/support staff.
Courses are free and available to book via SLA Online - s4s.norfolk.gov.uk on the following dates and at the following venues.
Thursday, 3rd May - 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 (Alive Leisure, Lynnsport, Kings Lynn, Greenpark Avenue, PE30 2NB)
Tuesday, 8th May – 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 (Norwich PDC, 144 Woodside Road, Norwich, NR7 9QL)
We are working with other MIS suppliers at present to hold similar support sessions and will communicate once we have done so.
4. Powering Off Core Network Equipment Over Easter Holiday Period
We would like to ask schools to refrain from turning off the power to the core networking equipment over the forthcoming Easter holiday period. Core networking equipment includes routers, switches and servers, often in a wall or floor cabinet. These devices are monitored by ourselves and Updata 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 the Service Desk to advise us in advance.