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Tip for users of Google’s Chrome browser

Users of the Google Chrome browser on PCs, Laptops and Netbooks should note that if they receive a message that they need to update Flash; they could try using Internet Explorer browser as a work-around.

Users of iPads and Chromebooks should not experience any problems with this issue.

I.T will be updating the Chrome browser in September which will use a new secure version of Flash.



Remote home working

Remote Homeworking and Windows 10

Please note that if you are currently set up to access your desktop from your home computer that the new Edge browser in Windows 10 is NOT compatible with the current home working setup.  Please use Internet Explorer 11 or Chrome.


Internet Safety

Safer Internet Day 2015: 10th February

Safer Internet Day

The theme this year for Safer Internet Day is about keeping the channels of communication open between parents/carers and young people about their online activities.

Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting children to navigate the risks and make the most of the opportunities offered by technology. The most important thing you can do is to  stay engaged with your children’s digital lives.

Often we hear about the negative impact that the internet and new technology has on young people, but on Safer Internet Day we want to celebrate the positives and to explore what we can all do to make sure that all young people have a positive time online.

Teachers can find related resources and lesson activity plans here

Information security

Accessing emails from home

There are significant changes taking place on the
Council’s corporate network to enable the Council to meet the
requirements of the Public Sector Network or PSN, including switching off Outlook Web Access (OWA)
and blocking access to the Home Working System with personal equipment and
currently issued Council equipment.

Just to confirm…….This does not affect school staff accessing emails from home via OWA.


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