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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September 15th 2019

You may still be managing new data from the start of the academic year… new students, new contacts, students moving to new classes and more besides! We’ve created a collection of tips and advice to help you identify any issues with your MIS data, directly from your eSchools platform.

For example, if you can’t locate a user on your eSchools platform, it may be due to incomplete information in their MIS record. You can see the full collection of tips here.

Looking to refresh your website? If you’d like a new website design to welcome in the new academic year, we’re here to help! Whether you need a few tweaks or you would like a brand new look, we can meet your requirements. You can even have a new design without having to change any of your content and by using the same, familiar website editor, there’s no need for additional training (however if you need more, let us know – it’s free)!

To discuss your website requirements contact our team on 0845 557 7056 or support@eschools.co.uk. See more here.

On the topic of websites, we’re currently gathering feedback in relation to your eSchools school website. This is to help streamline our design and amends processes, so any input you can give would be very welcome! It will just take a couple of minutes to complete and can be found here!

We’re pleased to say more unique content from the NSPCC has been added to Projects this week. If you need to inform your students about staying safe (online or otherwise), search for ‘NSPCC’ to see all the teaching resources available. You can download them directly to your eSchools platform and share with your students for free.

Prizes must be won in our half-termly quiz, which is still open for entries, or you can half a look at our weekly just-for-fun quiz! See both here.

Answers to last week’s quiz can be found below:
1. Big Friendly Giant 2. Sophie Dahl 3. Tales of the Unexpected 4. Fantastic Mr Fox 5. You Only Live Twice

September 8th 2019

We have created a host of tips to help you identify any anomalies with data as it pulls across from your MIS (SIMS, Integris etc); essential for schools welcoming new staff, students and their parents to their platform.

For example, it’s easy to add contacts into your MIS more than once (especially if they have multiple children at the school) creating duplicate accounts. We’ll show you how to identify this within your eSchools admin area. You can see the full collection of tips here.

We’re always keen to gather your feedback, to understand any areas we can improve and showcase best practice to other schools. Please take five minutes to complete a quick questionnaire here.

For all schools celebrating Roald Dahl day this Friday, we hope you have a Fantastic and Marvellous time! Take a look at our special Roald Dahl quiz this week here.

Answers to last week’s quiz can be found below:

1. Guns ‘N’ Roses 2. Peters & Lee 3. Frankie Goes to Hollywood 4. My Chemical Romance 5. Snap!

Remember, online training is unlimited and free! If you have new members of staff that require training on website, office or teaching tools, we can provide this for you!

 

September 1st 2019

Welcome to a brand new academic year!

We’re really excited to tell you all about the new developments we’ve been working on this summer! Keep an eye on your inbox for this special email next week!

You may have found our collection of tips to help you get ready for September useful prior to the Summer holidays…these tips may assist you in the first few days back and are still available to see within the eSchools Academy here

Our new season of catch-up videos are based on the theme of Checking your Data, perfect for schools welcoming new students, staff and contacts to their eSchools platform this month. See more here.

Don’t forget our prize winning quiz is open for entries or you can take a look at our weekly just-for-fun quiz here

Answers to last week’s quiz can be found below:

1. Spanner 2. Q & Z 3. Operation 4. Green 5. King’s Cross, Marylebone, Fenchurch St, Liverpool St

July 28th 2019

We wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic summer break and to thank you for your continued support over this past year.

Should you require any assistance over the summer, our email and support lines will remain open. If you have any questions about how to make the most of the fantastic features within eSchools or even give your website a fresh look for the new academic year, please do get in touch!

Remember, the eSchools Academy is available throughout the Summer holidays with FAQs, downloadable guides and how-to videos. See our Knowledge Base area for top tips to help administrators and teachers upon your return.

Our Half Term quiz is now closed and the winning entry came from Acklam Grange School in Middlesborough! A copy of Striker Boy by Jonny Zucker is currently on it’s way to you! Our new prize winning quiz is live now! Don’t miss out! Enter here!

Or you can have a go at our final ‘just-for-fun’ weekly quiz of the year here.

Answers to last weeks quiz can be found below:

1. Serena Williams 2. Geraint Thomas 3. Katrina Johnson Thompson 4. Joe Root 5. Steph Houghton