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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March 29th 2020

We’d like to remind all schools that our support channels are open as usual and we’re ready to help you with any eSchools queries you may have throughout your closure. 

If you don’t currently have eSchools Teaching & Learning tools and you’d like to learn more about our free offer, our support team are on hand to help. Our Teaching & Learning tools provide a wide range of ways to communicate, create and share resources… for further information please click here.

Our Support team are available to guide you through any queries you may have – even if you’re working from home…plus there’s a whole host of advice, tips and assistance available on the eSchools Academy.  

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

Please stay safe and well.

March 22nd 2019

We’d like to remind all schools that our support channels are open as usual and we’re ready to help you with any eSchools queries you may have throughout your closure. 

A wide range of helpful advice on the tools within your platform can also be found on the eSchools Academy. Here you can access video tutorials, downloadable guides, FAQs and much more. 

If you require any remote training, this can be scheduled with our Support team at any time – even if you’re working from home.  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. 

If you don’t currently have eSchools Teaching & Learning tools and you’d like to learn more about our free offer, please get in touch with our support team here.

As the period of school closure is currently unknown, we appreciate this is a challenging time for schools, staff, students and their parents. We would like to show our appreciation for your ongoing dedication and hard work in such difficult circumstances. Please keep safe.

March 15th 2020

With continued concerns over the coronavirus, we’ve assembled a range of useful advice to help you stay connected during school closures. Whether your staff or students are in school or at home, your eSchools platform gives you the ability to access and utilise the numerous useful tools remotely. See the full advice here.

A wide range of helpful advice on the tools within your platform can be found on the eSchools Academy. Here you can access video tutorials, downloadable guides, FAQs and much more including:

First Steps
If you are preparing for school closures by establishing an online classroom, the best place to start is the First Steps area for Teachers and Students. This will give you more information on how to get started, with easy-to-follow guides and simple activities to follow.

1-2-1 Training
Free remote training can be provided for teachers. Click here to select a date and time which works for you.

Creating Logins
If students need a new login to access your eSchools platform, you can generate these directly from an administrator’s account. Click here to see how to easily manage logins.

If you don’t currently have eSchools Teaching & Learning tools as part of your platform and you’d like to learn more, please get in touch with our support team here

As part of our Teacher Focus this term, our friends at First News are providing unique content to share with your classes. Within the ‘Projects’ area use the keyword “First News” to view their materials. To begin, we’re pleased to host a series of resources on ‘Making sense of the news‘ with additional exciting projects to be added soon. For a quick guide to adding a new project, please click here.

To celebrate this we have a special weekly quiz all about newspapers here! It’s just for fun, but if you’re feeling competitive, why not try the half term quiz? Click here to view the quiz and submit your answers, Answers to last week’s quiz can be found below: 

  1. Greta Thunberg 2. Nicola Sturgeon 3. Phoebe Waller-Bridge 4. Lucy Bronze 5. Sally Rooney

March 8th 2020

2020 has already thrown up many challenges for schools across the country. Snow storms, floods and now concerns over the coronavirus (alongside the usual winter ailments) have presented significant challenges to schools. 

One of the many benefits of your eSchools platform is the ability to access and utilise the numerous useful tools remotely. Whether your staff or students are in school or at home, you can access your platform wherever you can get online. 

In a new collection of advice, we illustrate how you can keep in touch with students, staff and parents at all times. As part of our Teacher Focus, our tips include how, through your eSchools platform, educators can ensure classwork is uninterrupted, even when students are away from the classroom. See the full collection of advice here.

With the change in season (officially at least!) you may have begun thinking about giving your school website a spring-clean! We have a whole host of tips & advice on the eSchools Academy to help keep your website looking sparkling and fresh! We also have a range of options to completely refresh your website design! 

For further information or to arrange a chat with our website team please click here.

Well done to Clanfield Junior School, Royton Hall Primary School and Stanford Junior School ! We loved seeing your World Book Day pictures as part of our Twitter giveaway! A copy of ‘Striker Boy’ by Jonny Zucker is on it’s way to you!

How did you do in our World Book Day Quiz? Answers below! Take a look at this week’s quiz here or submit your answers for our Half Termly Quiz here

  1. The Boy in the Dress 2. The Silver Chair 3. The Story of Tracy Beaker 4. Where’s Wally? 5. Charlotte’s Web