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Existing Website Customer Autumn Special Offer

If you’ve currently got a school website with us, you’re invited to take advantage of our limited time Autumn Special Offer.

What’s included?

Looking to save even more money with a 3 year deal?

We can also offer a bespoke redesign as part of a 3 year deal. All of the above but with 3 years Website Hosting for £1,545.

Do you have a really tight budget?

Would you like a new website but you’re on a really tight budget? Introducing our brand new Website Template options. Branded with your own school logo and colour scheme, choose one of our 5 pre-designed school website template designs, for just £595. (Content transfer and remote training included, Website Hosting remains an additional fee inline with your ongoing subscription)

 

Websites outside of our standard specification  may be subject to extra costs, which would be quoted for following the scoping meeting.

 

 

We are pleased to announce our approval as a supplier on the Everything ICT Public Sector Procurement Framework, following a rigorous application process.

How does Everything ICT work

Purchasing through the Everything ICT framework ensures best value and compliance with purchasing legislation. Everything ICT is one of the DfE’s approved ICT Procurement Frameworks.

The framework is free to use, fully compliant and extremely flexible, with a “Customer first” approach, making the framework popular in Education and across the Public Sector.

Who can use Everything ICT

Everything ICT was originally set up to support schools, Multi-Academy Trusts and Local Authorities.  Because of the success of the approach of the framework, it has now been extended to cover any Public Sector organisation including:​

Please contact us for more information about purchasing our products and services through the Everything ICT framework.

In light of the impact of COVID-19 with school closures and disruption to learning, we want to do our bit to help and will be granting free access to our school blogging platform – PrimaryBlogger, for any affected schools, that don’t currently have blogs with us, until at least the end of June.

Blogs can help schools during this time in a variety of different ways, including:

If you would like to start using PrimaryBlogger, please complete our usual sign-up form here. Please note you will not be invoiced until at least July, and only if you confirm you would like to keep your blog(s) and start a paid subscription.

We hope we can help schools and their parents/pupils via our small part of offering another method of communication and learning during this tough time. Please spread the word so we can reach relevant schools.

After the free period, we will contact any school that has created a blog during this time to ask if you would like to continue you with your blog(s) and start a paid subscription, yearly pricing can be seen here. If you no longer wish to continue with the blog(s); the blog will be removed and the content will no longer be accessible. This offer is limited to six blogs per school and new customers only.

PrimaryBlogger is going to be down for 1 day on Wednesday 6th April whilst we perform essential maintenance and upgrades. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We’ve had a few reports recently of blogs receiving more spam comments than usual. Although in most cases these comments won’t appear on your blog because you’ve got all comments set to be moderated, receiving the comment notification emails and having to sift through the comments on your blog can become a little frustrating.

To combat these, we’ve installed a new add-on and made it available to all users, whether you have pbPro, a free blog or are on a free trial.

As soon as the add-on is activated it should stop most of the spam comments on your blog. Although we can’t guarantee it will stop all spam comments, we’ve seen great results with it so far.

To activate the add-on, visit the Add-ons page on your blog and locate the add-on called ‘Anti Spam’. Simply click activate and you’re all set, it just works!

As always, if you have any problems or still continue to get a lot of unwanted spam, you can open a ticket here or reach us on Twitter. ​

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PrimaryBlogger is going to be down for 1 day on Thursday 29th October whilst we perform essential maintenance and upgrades. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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We are carrying out some necessary PrimaryBlogger maintenance this evening which may result in some temporary disruption to the service. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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After much time tinkering, testing and tinkering some more, we are pleased to announce that all PrimaryEmail and SchoolEmail customers are to be upgraded to Exchange 2013.

Here’s a short list of some of the new stuff, coming for you in Exchange 2013

When is this happening and what should I expect?

 

The upgrade process will be completed by the 1st of September.  If you experience any problems accessing your account, make sure you try logging on from the logon page https://login.schoolemail.co.uk.

 

SchoolEmail Wizards out.

A few of you have contacted us regarding the access to your blogs being denied. First of all, we’re sorry that this has happened and caused you to waste valuable time in lessons. The reason for this is to prevent malicious attacks; when people or automated programs try logging into Primary Blogger by typing passwords many times in quick succession.

Why would this affect your school?

Often when teaching, you may tell the children to follow along step by step, including when to click to log in. Because all of the computers in class are on the same IP address at the school, the software we have installed to prevent malicious attacks thinks that your IP address is being used in an attack.

How do you prevent this?

If possible, when logging on to Primary Blogger, try to make it so that not everybody in the class is logging on at exactly the same time. That way, the software won’t kick in and lock you out for a period of time.

We hope this helps to explain why things haven’t been running so smoothly and hope you continue to enjoy using Primary Blogger. You can always notify us of any problems or ideas here or tweet us @PrimaryBloggger.

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We love it when you share your feedback and ideas with us – when we heard from one of our users who’d noticed a commenting loophole on PrimaryBlogger, we got straight on with trying to find a solution.

It came to light that even when Moderate Comments is turned on, if an author or contributor comments on their own posts, there’s a WordPress loophole that allows the comment to bypass the Moderation Queue and publish straight on the site. Our user was concerned about this and wanted a way to force all comments, without exception, to be moderated.

The issue was raised with our fantastic Development Team who got to work on a new add-on. Within a matter of days the new add-on was ready for testing and it’s now been made available on the PrimaryBlogger Pro accounts. The add-on, named Approve Author Comments, adds an additional tick box to the discussion page, which allows an administrator to force author and contributor comments on their own posts to need approval.

Pretty good eh? We know how important it is to you to have control over comments for safety reasons and hope that you’ll find this extra little feature very handy! Don’t forget to let us know if you have anything in mind that you would like to see on PrimaryBlogger. Happy blogging!

Don’t forget you can notify us of any problems or ideas here or tweet us @PrimaryBloggger.

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Testimonials

  • Primary Technology and Sahara Presentations have been working together for over seven years and the relationship has moved from strength to strength based on mutual trust and respect. It is clear to us that the knowledge and professionalism of the Primary team has kept them... read more


    Sahara

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  • We are very impressed with all aspects of the services received from PT. Their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and speed in providing and acting upon questions we’ve asked and issues that have arisen have been fantastic. Its nice to know we can get such quality personalised... read more


    Savile Park Primary School

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  • We changed our technical support provider to Primary Technology and have not looked back! The passion and commitment to ICT is great. They help increase staff confidence in ICT, which helps to keep our ICT suite fully booked!


    Woodside Academy

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  • We'd like to say a big thank you to the Primary Technology guys who have been in school during our OFSTED. Primary Technology's level of service and knowledge to date, not to mention their enthusiasm for the job, has left us all kicking ourselves that... read more


    Worth Valley

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  • Primary Technology provides a complete primary school IT support package. They combine extensive up-to-date knowledge about cutting edge IT hardware with an awareness of what could be used to enhance pupil learning.


    Newby Primary School

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  • Since we subscribed to Primary Technology's technical support we have received fantastic help and consultation on a weekly basis, with improvements that allow us to move ICT forward and plan for the future. The services are quality, good value and highly recommended!


    Low Moor C.E. Primary School

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  • Primary Technology have been a fantastic partner supporting our school's ICT needs. They have been reliable whenever they have worked in the school and they strive to give us good value. When we ask for advice and support they always go the extra mile. I... read more


    Heaton Primary School

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  • Once again, the service on the ground and remotely has been fantastic. I really enjoyed working to develop the website and the training delivered to staff was very well received. Our IT technicians have been fantastic in school this year again and I have really... read more


    Menston Primary School

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  • Our IT technician has been incredible and is taking the school from strength to strength with regards to our ICT provision. His insight and knowledge is incredible, we feel privileged to have him working with us. You have such am amazing and talented team of... read more


    Robin Hood Primary School

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  • We originally purchased two interactive screens under the guidance and recommendation of Primary Technology. Within 18 months, we have replaced all our screens within school as the technology is far superior in terms of quality, clarity and usability - They provide an excellent teaching and... read more


    Heaton St Barnabas’ C of E (VA) Primary School

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