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Admin Forums - Summer 2017

  • 5 July 2017, 1.30 - 3.30pm
    Hemingford Abbots Village Hall, Hemingford Abbots, PE28 9AH

  • 6 July 2017, 1.30 - 3.30pm
    Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ


All School Administrative Staff

Course overview…

We are looking forward to seeing a good number of you at one of our forthcoming Admin Forums!
We have put together the agenda below to include all of the normal end-of-year 'shenanigans' plus a number of carefully chosen topics that will be useful to you in the forthcoming Academic year. 

Admin Forum Agenda

Apps - What's New and What's Coming Soon?
  • Parent App - Three schools in Cambridgeshire have been piloting this new software for Capita, which is now available to everyone.
  • New SIMS Dinner Money - David Simpson, Capita's Product Manager for Agora, Dinner Money and Activities will be joining us as a guest speaker.  David will be launching the module and the links with Agora to schools in Cambridgeshire first!
Agora - What You Know and What You Don't Know!
Useful advice and updates on the SIMS parent / staff online payment software.  We will cover the links with SIMS and Dinner Money for both pupils and staff plus; what is on the Agora Roadmap.
More Special Guest Speakers
  • Chris Meddle – School Adviser, CCC, is going to clarify what's needed on the school’s Single Central Record, The SIMS SCR, and what is expected when greeting visitors to the school.
  • Drew Wilkins from the team at CREDS (Cambridgeshire Race Equality & Diversity Service) – what do they do for schools? Drew will enlighten us.  Do you know what the CREDS does?

End-of-Year in SIMS
Your opportunity to ask any questions you would like and to check out your 'check list'.

What Do You Think?
Quick Survey Time - we welcome your views and would like your help.
For & Against
We will be raising questions and providing answers about the latest software developments using our latest technology (technology permitting of course ;) 
The Magic Number Chairs
There will be two magic number chairs at each of the Admin Forums! Book your place, take your seat - you have to be in it to win it!
All of the above PLUS Cakes and Strawberries & Cream on the Lawn (weather permitting); along with great networking opportunities with your colleague and peers, special guests and with The ICT Service staff. 
We look forward to seeing you in July! 

Course cost

Annual support package customers…

£35 per delegate

Other customers…

£42 per delegate


Donna Flynn & Kath Ryans

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