Recent Updates

Each week this update will bring you the latest news from eSchools HQ!  The updates feature tips & tricks to help you get the most from your eSchools platform, news of free online training sessions, new features added to your platform and more... please see below for this week's update.

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July 14th 2019

The end of term is almost upon us, so it’s the perfect time to look ahead to September. We’re continuing to provide tips to ensure your new academic year starts as smoothly as possible.

For example, you may be welcoming new staff to school next term. All staff are welcome to have FREE remote training at any time.

  • Whether you are a Teacher or an Administrator!
  • Whether it’s your first time using eSchools or would just like a top-up!
  • Whether you would like support on one tool or all of them!
  • Whether the training is for an individual or a whole room full!

Please contact our support team who can schedule a date in the diary for you.

See the whole collection of advice here.

With the new academic year just around the corner, you might be thinking of giving your website a fresh look?! With an eSchools website refresh you can do just that! A brand new website design starts from as little as £395+VAT, and crucially you do not need to transfer any of your content!

You can see more on refreshing your website here or please contact our support team to discuss your school’s requirements.

We’ve also compiled a list of tips & tricks to help you manage and optimise your school website. Download it for free from our resources page on the eSchools Academy here.

There’s just over a week left to enter our half termly quiz and you could win a fantastic prize! Or you can have a go at our ‘just-for-fun’ weekly quiz. Click here for full details.

Answers to last weeks quiz can be found below:

1. A: My Calendar 2. C: My Files 3. C: Projects 4. B: My Messages 5. A: Change Theme

July 7th 2019

 

It’s never too early to get set for September – and we’re continuing to provide tips to ensure your new academic year starts as smoothly as possible.

For example, consider any changes you make to your MIS server over the holidays. If you are thinking of turning it off over Summer, updating it or changing to a completely new MIS provider, this may effect your eSchools platform. Avoid any delay on the first day back by ensuring your MIS machine is on in good time prior to the start of the new term and if you are changing your MIS to a new provider please let our Support team know as we will need to schedule your migration, to ensure your users keep their existing accounts.

We’ve created a page of tips for admins and teachers, all about getting ready for the new academic year with tips like the one above! See the whole collection of advice here.

Don’t forget to enter our half termly quiz – you could win a fantastic prize! Or you can have a go at our ‘just-for-fun’ weekly quiz. Click here for full details.

Answers to last weeks quiz can be found below:

1. Bryan Adams  2. Grease  3. True  4. June 21st  5. Hollyoaks

This could be the last time you forward this email to your colleagues! Your colleagues are able to receive this weekly update directly, simply by subscribing within their eSchools platform. Please see this video below to see how quick and easy it is…

June 30th 2019

Are you an eBadge winner? Check your website editor homepage to find out! There you can add any eBadges you’ve achieved, directly to your website!

It’s never too early to get set for September! We’ve created a page of tips for admins and teachers, all about getting ready for the new academic year! We’ll share these tips with you over the next few weeks…

For example, if you’re a teacher and thinking of setting some holiday homework – it would be a good idea to check your students know their password! This will make sure they’ll be able to login over the holidays to complete any tasks you’ve set! You can update their password prior to the end of term easily…see the whole collection of tips here.

There’s still time to enter our half termly quiz and win a prize, or you can have a go at our ‘just-for-fun’ weekly quiz. Click here for full details.

Answers to last weeks quiz can be found below:
1. June Brown 2. June Whitfield 3. June Sarpong 4. June Carter-Cash 5. June Croft

June 23rd 2019

This week heralds the launch of our eBadges scheme, with unique awards which show you how to get the most out of your eSchools platform, save time using the tools available to you and help encourage parental engagement.

We’re delighted to see that so many schools have achieved one or more eBadge already! If you have been successful, you should receive information on how to add your eBadge to your website very soon! And, if you narrowly missed out this time, you could be very close to achieving an eBadge next term! The more you use the tools in your platform, the more eBadges you can collect! See more information on our current crop of eBadges here.

As we prepare for the end of term, we would like to remind staff to add an email address into your MIS, just in case your mind goes blank in the holidays when the school is closed! An email address against your record in the MIS will ensure you can use the forgotten password link on the login screen and get back into your eSchools platform!

You can find this week’s quiz here. Answers to last weeks quiz can be found below:
1. Kirk Douglas 2. Paul McCartney 3. Harry Redknapp 4. Johnny Ball 5. Peter Snow