Weekly Guide

Each week this guide will bring you the latest news from eSchools HQ!  Featuring 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 Guide.

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February 23rd 2019

World Book Day is just around the corner and we have copies of ‘Striker Boy’ by Jonny Zucker to give away! Striker Boy is a page-turning football thriller, with plenty of action both on and off the pitch – a perfect addition to your school library! To be in with a chance of winning a copy for your school, simply tweet a picture of your preparations or celebrations using the hashtag #eSchoolsWBD! Our favourite pictures will receive a copy of Striker Boy through the post!

We’ve had a fantastic response to our Website questionnaire – thank you to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts. Look out for the results of this coming soon! This questionnaire (as well as others) are still open for your feedback – your participation not only helps us understand your eSchools experiences, it could also earn you the Team Player eBadge!

With our Teacher Focus theme well under way, look out for next month’s Catch-Up videos, which highlight some of the ways eSchools can help Save Time For Teachers. These videos will come directly to your inbox each week…if any of your colleagues have yet to register for these updates, they can do so by following these simple steps.

If our recent Catch-Up topics have resonated with you, we’d love to hear about it! Your first hand feedback will be added to the Academy’s Community page for all schools to benefit from. The Community page provides a platform for tips & tricks and good practices to be shared…it could even help you achieve the Team Player eBadge for your school!

Our NEW half term quiz is now open for entries and in connection with our ongoing Teacher Focus theme, it’s all about on-screen teachers! Can you name them all? Click here to submit your answers (you could win a prize!), or take a look at our weekly just-for-fun quiz here! Answers to last year’s weekly quiz can be found below: 

  1. The Queen 2. A Murder 3. C = Hoary Puffleg 4. Wing 6. Barn Owl

February 16th 2020

As it’s half-term for many schools across the country, we’ll keep things brief!

As part of our ongoing Teacher Focus theme this term, we’d like to remind you about the FREE 1-2-1 online Training, available on selected dates throughout February and March. Whether you’re completely new to eSchools or you’d just like a refresher, we’ll talk you through the functions available! Fill in this quick online form to book your FREE training.

We’d also like to direct teachers to our collection of ‘Scenarios solved by eSchools’, which has more tips for saving time and engaging students. For example, eSchools Projects tools can save teachers time preparing and sharing resources! With just a couple of clicks your classroom resources can be shared with your students for them to access in school and at home!  See more with the full range of helpful tips here.

Don’t forget to let your colleagues know about our Teacher Focus! See our pre-written email here!

You only have until Friday to enter our half-term quiz! Can you name all of the New things? Click here to submit your answers (you could win a prize!), or take a look at our weekly just-for-fun quiz here! Answers to last year’s weekly quiz can be found below: 

  1. 14th February 2. Willie Russell 3. 1920’s (1929) 4. Hollyoaks 5. Ryan Gosling

As always, if there is anything else we can help you with please don’t hesitate to get in touch via support@eschools.co.uk or 0845 557 7056. 

February 9th 2020

As half-term draws ever nearer we appreciate time is at a premium in school…with that in mind our Teacher Focus theme is looking at ways your eSchools platform can save teachers just that…time! Why not let your colleagues know about our Teacher Focus with some text which you can simply copy and send; See our pre-written email here!

Teachers can sign up for FREE 1-2-1 online Training on selected dates throughout February and March. Whether you’re completely new to eSchools or you’d just like a refresher, we’ll talk you through the functions available! Fill in the quick online form here to book your free training.

It’s Safer Internet Day on Tuesday…schools can access pre-made resources as provided by the NSPCC directly from your eSchools Projects tool. Simply use the search term ‘NSPCC’ to locate, add and share the project with your students! Using existing Projects (either made by yourself or colleagues) can really help Teachers to save time, and this is just one of a range of tips illustrating common, day-to-day scenarios and how your eSchools platform can help you with them! See the full range here.

We also have some great news for office staff! There’s a new addition to our eDinners tool to help you with remuneration; You can now create custom reports to see the dinners recorded within a given period. Want to see the dinners assigned in a week? A month? A term? No problem! See how to use this new feature here.

Have you achieved the Team Player award and certificate yet? Many of you already have! 

Why not convert that Bronze into a Silver by providing feedback on your eSchools experiences through our quick-fire questionnaires? Or turn that Silver into a Gold by helping other schools by sharing your experiences and good practice through our Catch-Up page?

You only have until the end of the month to enter our half term quiz! Can you name all of the New things? Click here to submit your answers (you could win a prize!), or you can take a look at our weekly just-for-fun quiz here! Answers to last year’s weekly quiz can be found below: 

  1. It’s Shadow 2. Bill Murray 3. Pennsylvania 4. B. Black Capped Marmot 5. Tim Minchin

February 2nd 2020

This week we’re pleased to launch a Teacher Focus section of the Weekly Guide; looking at ways your eSchools platform can assist your educators!

With this in mind, we have created a new collection of tips within the eSchools Academy specifically for Teachers. These tips will illustrate common, day-to-day scenarios your eSchools platform can help you with! 

For example eSchools can help cut time spent setting and marking homework! With eSchools, in just a couple of clicks, you can notify parents and students alike of the latest homework! You can mark, provide feedback and even enable pupils to submit their homework online, all through your eSchools platform! See more on this tool, as well as the full range of helpful tips here.

Why not let your colleagues know about this special Teacher Focus with a quick email? We’ve created some text which you can simply copy and send! See more here!

The latest addition to eSchools eBadges, the Team Player award, is proving very popular! YOU can achieve The Team Player eBadge for your school by:

If you are successful in achieving the Team Player eBadge, we will be in contact with you very soon!

You only have until the end of the month to enter our half term quiz! Can you name all of the New things? Click here to submit your answers (you could win a prize!), or you can take a look at our weekly just-for-fun quiz here! Answers to last year’s weekly quiz can be found below: 

  1. Robert Burns 2. Haggis 3. Soup 4. B: Toast to the Piper 5. 19th