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Autumn 2016 Issue


This issue includes:
  • Office Master PCs
  • SIMS Behaviour Management
  • HICS Update
  • SIMS Courses
  • Login Anywhere Remote Access (LARA)
  • SIMS Accreditation
  • G Suite for Education
  • Free Network Health Check

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From the Autumn Term 2016 newsletter

Is your Office Master PC over 3 years old?

With the evolution of SIMS in schools (SOLUS3, AM7, SIMS in the classroom etc.) and the increased strain this places on the Office Master PCs, it has been identified that any models purchased prior to October 2013 will be due for replacement - this follows advice from Capita on the age of SIMS hardware:

We believe that schools should budget to replace hardware on a three year cycle”. – Capita (March 2016).

Herts for Learning will shortly be contacting all schools which we believe have an Office Master PC over 3 years old, or one that is below the minimum recommended specifications set by Capita -

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss any of the above in more detail or would like to know whether you have a PC that falls into this category, please contact our ICT Service Desk; either by email:, or by phone - 01438 844777 opt 1, opt 3