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Virtual Schoolbag (VSB)

DateMonday, 20 March 2017
ToBusiness managers, bursars and secretaries, headteachers, ict technicians, pastoral care leaders, sencos of all schools
TypePriority / Urgent
PurposeConsultation
DeadlineTuesday, 18 April 2017
VSB number105/2017
TitleUpdates to the Czone website
Summary

Information about the forthcoming changes to Czone and an invitation to help shape the new website.

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The improved Czone website will launch in the first week of June, replacing all existing Czone pages. Testing was carried out at the end of January via visits to seven schools and three early years providers, covering all phases and clusters. The results from this consultation were very positive, with improvements observed in the following areas:

  • A simpler Czone format; key information has less password protection and is therefore easier to access.
  • All bought services and related policies and guidance will now be grouped together under the Webshop - a catalogue of traded services available from Services to Schools.
  • Schools will have access to their own confidential folder which contains school improvement details specific to them.
  • Czone will still offer the Virtual School Bag, emergency school closure procedures and the Schools Information Database but using a clearer, more concise structure.

Who needs access to the new Czone?

Before the launch, we will write to staff members who have recently accessed the old Czone to ask whether they require a login for the confidential folders. The rest of the site won’t need a password.

Opportunity to shape the new Czone

Headteachers, bursars, SENCOs, ICT staff and senior leaders are encouraged to take part in one of our testing sessions, available from 18-28 April 2017. We can visit your school at a time convenient to participants and testing will focus the top tasks you are likely to carry out. The testing will check that new Czone pages are easy to navigate and ensure users feel confident using the new site.

We'll shortly be in touch with the schools who helped us with testing in January. If you would also like to participate in a testing session, or have any questions about the new Czone, please contact the Schools Information Hub.

AuthorHarriet Judson
Contacts

Jenny Gaitskell
Change Programme Manager

Phone: 01273 337178 or 07710 065431
Email:

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This is a printed version of a page from czone, a website to provide support to schools and children's services in East Sussex. The site is managed by East Sussex County Council. Visit czone.eastsussex.gov.uk to find more information about what this site offers.

Schools Application Support Team
Email: sas@eastsussex.gov.uk
Phone: 01273 482519 (option 1)

Czone Team
Email: czone@eastsussex.gov.uk
Phone: 01273 481373