ICT Services 4 Education News Desk

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: IT Educational Equipment Now Available To Hire!

Posted on 28/03/2019 15:46:33

ICT Services 4 Education are excited to offer the following for hire to schools, academies, federations or trusts.


Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Google Expeditions and Tour Creator Class Set

With VR and AR, teachers are no longer limited by the space of the classroom. Google Expeditions allows a teacher to guide students through collections of 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artefacts along the way.

With Tour Creator, teachers can build virtual field trips or empower students to create their own immersive tours. You can create a virtual reality tour using your own 360° or 180° photos, Cardboard Camera photos, or images from Street View directly in the browser.


What’s in the kit:

15 x Grab Viewers with full HD 5.5” Student devices

1 x 10.1” Android Tablet

15 x Anker Selfie Sticks for AR viewing

1 x Transportable Storage and Charging Case

1 x Ricoh Theta V 360 degree camera



Sphero Bolt Class Pack

Program BOLT with the Sphero Edu app from nearly any mobile or desktop device, discover awesome community-created activities, or just drive and play. Create and customize games and learn to code by drawing on your screen, using Scratch™ blocks, or writing JavaScript text.


What’s in the pack?

15 x Sphero BOLT Robots

15 x Inductive Charging Cradles with USB cables

15 x Protractors with heading, directions and clock

15 x Clear Turbo Covers

15 x Maze Tape Rolls

124 x Stickers

Quick Start Guide to get you rolling

Sphero Edu app available for download on iOS, Android, Kindle, Mac, Windows, and Chrome

Sphero Play app available for download on iOS and Android


Further information can be found on our website VR, AR & Google Expeditions Hire Equipment (Document) and Sphero Bolt Power Pack (Document)


If you wish to book the equipment, please click the following link -  Equipment Hire Form





IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ATF's for Primary Schools for 2019/2020

Posted on 22/03/2019 13:08:35

As you will be aware, National Offer Day is 16th April for your new 2019/2020 Primary school intake. In the past this has been in the form of an ATF (Admission Transfer File) sent to you securely via AnyComms Plus.


However, this year the files will not be sent by ourselves and will need to be downloaded via the SAM (School Access Module) which you will have access to. If you have any queries regarding your intake in the first instance please contact your Admissions Officer and for all queries regarding the School Access Module please refer to the guidance sent to you from the Admissions Team at Norfolk County Council. The ATF will be sent to you on or around the period of 16th April.


For those schools with our MIS support, we have guides available on the support section of our website to help you import your new pupil data into your MIS.






IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Review Your Internet Filtering Policy

Posted on 20/03/2019 08:59:18

Netsweeper filtering has been in place for most Schools and Academies since 2016 and we would like to remind you of the options available to ensure that you get the most from the teaching resources available on the internet, whilst keeping children safe online.


Since its implementation, headteachers / principals will have changed in school establishments, so we recommend you take the opportunity to review the configuration you have in place and whether it is the best setup for your School or Academy.


To review your filtering options please visit the webpage / form that can be found here - http://www.ict.norfolk.gov.uk/page.aspx?id=1350


For more information please contact the Service Desk on 0845 303 3003 or ict@norfolk.gov.uk

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Full Fibre boost for Norfolk businesses, including schools

Posted on 28/02/2019 12:30:54

Thousands of Norfolk businesses will be able to benefit from ultrafast broadband after Norfolk County Council secured £8m from the UK Government Digital, Culture, Media & Sport department’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund. The £8m funding is part of an £11m programme to upgrade more than 370 of Norfolk’s public-sector buildings to the latest ultrafast connection speeds. It will enable 230 schools, 108 Norfolk County Council Corporate buildings (including 38 libraries) and 34 fire stations to be upgraded to gigabit (1,000 mbps) fibre internet connections within two years.

As a result of the scheme, thousands of Norfolk businesses will be able to benefit from lower fibre connection costs by using private funding to access the upgraded fibre network. They can also apply to a voucher scheme that will provide up to £2,500 per business to fund their connection and pay the first-year running costs.

Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, Chairman of Norfolk County Council’s Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee, said: "This funding will deliver significant digital infrastructure across the county, in addition to what the County Council has already delivered. Ensuring that Norfolk has the digital connectivity it needs to build a thriving economy is a priority for us. "I would like to thank officers at the County Council for their hard work in ensuring that we were awarded this funding and the businesses who supported this bid. I am pleased this scheme will benefit them as well as provide vastly improved services."




IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ICT Services 4 Education Refresh Programme - Action Required

Posted on 27/02/2019 15:10:01

Following customer feedback and a review of our services, ICT Services 4 Education have re-designed our Refresh offering to provide a brand new service.

We are pleased to offer an exciting new programme which not only maintains your ICT equipment to the latest levels but also looks at the ways new innovations such as STEM, Coding and Immersive Technology can help you to develop and engage your students. More information about our new offering can be found on the following page: EdTech Enhancement Programme.

However, sadly this does mean that we are unable to continue with the existing programme which will close on 31 March 2019. We hope that you will wish to continue with our new offering whereby any funds you may have already contributed can be transferred directly into the new programme, alternatively these can be refunded back.

Schools who have already had an installation as part of the programme will need to continue their annual commitments.

To launch this new programme, we held pop up classroom events demonstrating the latest kit and to discuss the new programme at -

  • The Kinesis Centre, Norwich City FC, Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE - 25th March 2019
  • Fairstead Community Primary School, King's Lynn - 28th March 2019

Please note that the new offering will include a project management / admin fee as well as the usual engineer installation fees.


What You Need To Do:

Contact ICT Services 4 Education to let us know whether you wish to transfer to the new programme by 30 April 2019.


For More Information:

Please contact the Service Desk on 0845 303 3003 (Option 2) or ict@norfolk.gov.uk