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NEW Training Schoolz Module

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Great for every School – Primary, Secondary, Specials and MATS

Do you need a simple, fast and effective way to make sure your staff training is kept up to date?

Training Schoolz is an online service which enables you to create, distribute and monitor your own online interactive training as well as choosing courses from the list included within the package which includes such things as GDPR, Safeguarding and First Aid.

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This technology allows your school to train staff and the wider school community, distribute policies and share best practice simply, quickly and cost effectively.

It also acts as a record for all of your training.

  • Headteachers and leaders can create courses in minutes and distribute them online to staff and governor’s. Frees up valuable INSET day time and perfect for inductions.
  • Simply cut and paste your policies and handbook into the system templates and email them to your staff groups. The platform tracks who reads them and generates completion certificates if required.
  • For staff who have been on courses or teachers who want to share best practice, they can build their own courses and cascade the Knowledge and information throughout the school.
  • or start with one of our fully editable, professionally written training assignments, which are on a range of common topics just for schools, including GDPR, Safeguarding, Keeping Children Safe and many more.

For more information please click here, alternatively contact the MIS Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • Option 3 or if you prefer, you can email us at elearning@schoolbusinessservices.co.uk


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