Recorded Catch Ups!

Specific tutorials by one of our eSchools Trainers delivered directly into your inbox!

If you are a complete novice, need a refresher or want to know how to get the most from your platform, there'll be an instructional for you. Take a look at our forthcoming videos below, and subscribe to receive our weekly catch-up email.

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Videos are ever changing, but you can see forthcoming themes and topics below.

This Month’s Theme:
January – ‘Introducing Your Governors’

Forthcoming Themes:
February – ‘Overcoming Resistance’
March – ‘Time Saving For Teachers’
April – ‘eSchools Easter Eggs!’
May – ‘Communication Channels’
June – ‘All Change’ (looking towards the new academic year)
July – ‘Prepare for September’

You can also share your experiences on the monthly theme (or anything else) with the eSchools Community – help other schools and achieve your “Team Player” eBadge! See more below.

Please note that by filling in the associated form you agree to be contacted only in the event that we need to assist with your question personally. Your contact details will not be disclosed in any video and will be deleted after no more than 14 days following the date of the tutorial.

Introducing Your Governors Topic 1: New Governors


Adding Governors to your platform is easy! This video will demonstrate how to attach them, provide login details and an overview of the functions that they have at their disposal.

Introducing Your Governors Topic 2: Establishing Engagement


This video will show you how to encourage engagement from your Governors using the functions available as well as a few strategies to help you to keep the channels of communication in one place. You can structure your platform in a similar way to your Governing body and communications can be streamlined effectively by driving Committees/Sub-Committees; assisting the Clerk to Governors to keep your Governors updated and also empowering your Governors to use the platform freely.

Introducing Your Governors Topic 3: Updating/Removing Governors


This week’s catch up will show admins how to remove Governors from the platform once they have stepped down. Governors will have added content to the platform, so this video will also offer some advice on what to do in preparation for this in order to ensure that this information is accessible to others once a Governor has left.

Share Your Experiences


If this month’s Catch-Up theme has resonated with you, we (and our schools) would like to hear about it! Perhaps you have followed some of this month’s advice and it has improved your use of the platform. Perhaps you have used the platform in a way we haven’t illustrated and have found that this has helped, or maybe you’ve spotted something that we have forgotten! Your first hand feedback will be added to the Academy’s Community page for all schools to access. Sharing your experiences of the eSchools platform is helpful to other schools and also lets us know which areas of the platform you are using effectively. You can also achieve the ‘Team Player’ eBadge through contributing your views; see more here. To share your stories (as well as images and video if you can!) please use the online form below OR send directly to (please mark them as “Share Your Experiences” or “SYE” in the subject line so that they can be directed to the Academy).

Previous Catch-ups

March: Time Saving For Teachers

Topic 1:

Topic 2:

Topic 3:

February: Overcoming Resistance

Topic 1:

Topic 2:

Topic 3:

January: Introducing Your Governors

Topic 1: New Governors

Topic 2: Establishing Engagement

Topic 3: Updating/Removing Governors

December: New Year, New You

November: Student/Teacher Working

October: Engaging Your Parents

September: Check your Data

July: Prepare for September

June: Are you using EVERYTHING?