Staff Welcome Pack

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Credentials & Identification Card

Credentials control access to IT services. Depending on your job role, you will also receive a SIMS account. If you have not yet received your SIMS account and believe you should have access, contact the Data Manager.

To find out more about credentials and which services they relate to, refer to this article: School Credentials and Services

Your school ID card is created and maintained by IT Support. Collection of a new card or the request for a replacement is handled via Human Resources. You are required to wear your ID card at all times when on campus. Your ID card also allows you access through certain security doors, controls access to the school photocopiers and controls staff sign-in records.

Remote Access

To give staff access to school resources from home, around campus and on a personal device, we utilise a system known as Remote Desktop. This allows staff to access to a full Windows Desktop, SIMS Application, faculty software and the files shares via a connection client. To learn more about the Remote Desktop system refer to the below article:

Understanding Remote Desktop

The school also provides staff with 1TB of cloud (OneDrive) storage via Office 365, this used in conjunction with the Office Suite enables a staff member to do work on a home machine and continue where they left off back at work. OneDrive also support working on Tablet devices such as an iPad.

Your staff email account can be accessed through an app on your smart phone (we recommend the Outlook app as a fully featured client). We also recommend you check out some of the other mobile apps, such as OneNote or Office Lens to see if they can enhance your workflow as a member of staff.

Storing Work on OneDrive
Free Office for Staff
Outlook on Mobile Devices

IT for Teaching and Presentation

All teaching rooms contain a Teachers PC’s, Projector and Audio equipment. Some rooms are also fitted with Hitachi interactive whiteboards. In the larger presentation areas such as the main hall, you will also find a teaching PC connected to a projector. The audio equipment in these areas also supports wireless microphones. Teaching PC’s are provided with subject software as well presentation tools for use with interactive whiteboards.

For more information on front of class PC’s see the below article:

Using front of class IT

Student IT Labs

The school has six main IT Labs in Secondary: E6, E12, E13, E14, D6, D7 and a IT Hub in Primary. The labs come with the faculty software and tools for media editing and design. You can look to book a lab for your class via the online Room Booking System. If a student has forgotten their password, you can reset their password via a application on the Classroom PC.

Reset a students password
Booking a IT Room