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16 November 2017 by Groupcall

Groupcall partners with ICT provider to release The Scomis Desktop

London, 16th November 2017. 

Helping schools use SIMS more effectively in the classroom 

Data and communications specialist, Groupcall, today announces a partnership with Scomis that will see the ICT services organisation supply its web-based teacher dashboard to help schools maximise the use of SIMS – in an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.

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09 November 2017 by Groupcall

Tim Verlander Promoted to CTO

London, 9th November 2017. 

Groupcall is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Verlander to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Tim has progressed through several roles at Groupcall, being initially recruited as a Support Technician before leading project delivery, a brief secondment to DfE in 2014, and most recently taking responsibility for product development across all of Groupcall’s product suites. 

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02 October 2017 by Groupcall

Richard Grazier appointed as Chief Operating Officer

2nd October 2017

Groupcall is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Grazier to the position of Chief Operating Officer; he will assume the role from the start of November.

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07 August 2017 by Kieran Layer

UK Government Commits to GDPR after Brexit

7th August 2017

The UK government has officially confirmed that it will be committing to update its data protection laws in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Data Protection Bill, announced this morning, gives the public greater control over their personal data, including giving them the right to be removed from any database.

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02 August 2017 by Groupcall

Ofsted's Views on the Curriculum and Other Issues

The recently-appointed new Head of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, gave a talk at the Festival of Education in June. She presented her views on the curriculum and the purpose of education, school leadership and how schools and MATs should be using Ofsted reports.

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12 July 2017 by Groupcall

Groupcall Limited and EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

GDPR becomes enforceable from May 2018, and whilst many of its main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), it also introduces a number of new, more stringent data protection rules with which we must all comply.

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12 July 2017 by Groupcall

Educate

An organisation called 'Educate' has been formed, and it may just be the answer to what might be called 'the research problem'. In a nutshell, high-quality research is expensive and, if it's undertaken by a university, takes a long time. On the other hand, teachers want products that have been developed according to sound principles based on research, and entrepreneurs want to be able to work with teachers and academics in order to do just that.

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06 July 2017 by Groupcall

Changing Behaviour by Hitting Parents' Pockets

Much has been written about how to change behaviour such as lateness and school absences. However, some local authorities have decided to tackle persistent lateness by issuing fines to parents.

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22 June 2017 by Groupcall

Hub Central and Lab Central

Public budget cuts seem to make the headlines every week, making it easy to despair about the future of education, in particular where technology is concerned. Yet while libraries across the country are closing their doors for the last time, Redbridge, in East London, is expanding its library services. Three years after opening a pop-up shop offering technology advice to local businesses in the town centre, and 18 months after a pilot run with an ‘Enterprise Hub’, Hub Central was officially opened on the 19th June 2017.

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02 June 2017 by Kieran Layer

New M5 Login Page

We are pleased to announce that the new login page for M5 is now live. Among the new features are easy access to our blog, as well as the latest of our exclusive content, currently featuring Perceptions on Parental Engagement Effectiveness.

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