Data/ICT Manager

A Data/ICT Manager will be expected to:

  • Manage the organisational and process aspects of data handling, reporting and analysis of pupil data
  • Further develop SIMS and offer related IT training to staff, including follow up support
  • Maintain the school’s website and email system
  • Identify, manage and support the development of new ICT systems, networks, equipment and applications to ensure the curricular and management needs of the school will continue to be met
  • Maintain technical efficiency of ICT hardware, software and networks
  • Report to, advise and contribute to the School’s e-Safety Committee and ICT Planning Group.

Role and Responsibilities of a Data/ICT Manager

Organisation and Administration

  • Ensure that data handling, reporting and analysis of pupil data identifies pupil performance and supports the cycle of school improvement, providing data and reports as requested
  • Deliver relevant SIMS and related IT training to staff and provide follow up support
  • To assist with the production of a structured analysis of examination data to be available to key staff on their return to school in early September
  • To construct assessment templates in SIMS Assessment Manager to collect data required by the school and manage these throughout the year
  • To develop, administer and manage the school incident reporting procedures, including designing report templates, ensuring data entry is complete, production of reports and supplementary documentation for Governors and SLT
  • To be aware of the SIMS update system including importing/entry of data (ie. CAT, FFT, end of key stage data and NLF tests [new])
  • Provision of technical support for curriculum systems and advice on the application of ICT to learning
  • Develop and maintain a rolling replacement/development ICT plan for approval by SLT
  • Ensure all inventories of software and equipment are maintained
  • Manage active network components including switches and routers; install additional servers, keep the network operating system up to date and oversee the maintenance of network workstations.

 Support for the School

  • Comply with and assist with the development of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Implement and manage security measures for individual workstations, servers and networks
  • Log, follow up and implement prompt and efficient solutions to problems identified
  • Coordinate the maintenance, updating, installation and replacement of equipment and software
  • Lead on the coordination and management of the technical aspects of a school virtual learning environment
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Develop constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals
  • Share expertise and skills with others
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience Required

  • A proven track-record working in office/school environment at a senior level
  • Experience of working within a school environment
  • Detailed knowledge of Windows 7 and 10  and iOS operating systems
  • Detailed knowledge of the Windows Server environment, standard business connectivity solutions, remote management systems and network problem solving
  • NVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification or experience in relevant discipline
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills
  • Effective use of SIMS and other specialist ICT packages
  • Use of specialist equipment/resources
  • Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice/legislation
  • Ability to train and motivate other staff
  • Ability to plan and develop systems
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.

What New Directions Education offers:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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