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ISSUE 1 – SUMMER 2021

INNOVATION in EDUCATION WHAT’S INSIDE… Sports day 2021

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Green School Awards

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Digital technology

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Blog from Sharp – tech in the Classroom

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Print solutions for schools

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New and upcoming frameworks

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Getting to know…

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Be ready for summer

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DON’T MISS OUT! Read our summer newsletter for all the latest frameworks and solutions tailored for schools.


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WELCOME

To our brand new newsletter, created especially for schools!

KCS Professional Services is a part of the KCS Group, so you may have already had us in your classrooms in all shapes and sizes – exercise books, whiteboard markers, sports equipment, cleaning products – so how are we different? KCS Professional Services has a portfolio of frameworks and services which have been developed to support all areas of schools, from our audio visuals solutions to our cleaning solutions, we provide access to suppliers to keep your school running!

Editors column Hello and welcome to the very first edition of our brand new newsletter for schools – Innovation in Education! We are delighted to bring you all the latest news, insights and updates from the team at KCS Professional Services, so please do have a read and get involved!

Is your school ready for sports day 2021? One of the most exciting days of the school calendar, it’s time to encourage all of your students to get involved and engage in sports day.

Need help preparing? Why not try Funetics to kick off your sports day. READ MORE

This month we showcase the Green School Awards which celebrates amazing environmental initiatives, tips from one of our awarded framework suppliers on how to boost your remote learning, investigate what a COVID sports day might look like and much, much more. So grab a cuppa, take five and enjoy! Happy reading James

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How is your school taking on a covid secure sports day?


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kmcharityteam.co.uk Official partner 2021

What are the Green School Awards? The Green School Awards have been created to celebrate and promote the amazing environmental initiatives the children and young people in Kent have been doing over the past year in very challenging conditions. Want to drive an electric van for FREE?

The Kent Realising Electric Vans Scheme, in partnership with Kent County Council, has been created to help reduce emissions by encouraging business fleets to switch to electric. Know a Kent SME, organisation or charity? Get involved today!

KCS Professional Services is very proud to be sponsoring the Green School Awards 2021, celebrating children’s contributions to making our planet a greener, healthier place to live!

How can you get involved? You can nominate your school for the Green School Awards now!

NOMINATE

DID YOU KNOW…

That our primary and secondary schools have a combined average of 67kg paper waste per pupil each academic year?* CHECK OUT HOW MUCH YOUR SCHOOL WASTES Our Waste Management framework gives you access to suppliers who are experts in innovative waste solutions.

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*www.recyclenow.com

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IS YOUR SCHOOL UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY? AUTOMATION

CONNECTIVITY

COMMUNICATION

INTERACTION

Our Office category covers: Audio Visual Solutions Managed Services MFD’s and Document Solutions Office Supplies Telephony kcs4ps.co.uk

Sharp is an awarded supplier on our Audio Visual and MFD frameworks. www.sharp.co.uk

SHARP BLOG..

FOUR WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN BOOST YOUR REMOTE EDUCATION PROVISION The challenge of keeping pupils stimulated and engaged in lessons is a very real one, and absolutely essential to their learning. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to have an impact on physical attendance, and blended learning still a reality for the foreseeable future, how can you reduce the disruption and soften the impact on pupils’ learning? Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can make use of technology to promote connected social distancing and deliver lessons to students at home and in class simultaneously, without having to worry about actively managing technical systems during lessons. Below are just four solutions you could consider: 1 2 3 4

Enable children at home to connect remotely into the class all day long Integrate technologies for increased interaction and focus on teaching not tech Maintain clear and timely communication with parents, staff and students Improve remote access to documents and automate workflows

READ THE FULL BLOG HERE

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Are you confident your school is covid secure for your staff and pupils on their return to school? OUR MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DEVICE SOLUTIONS With our market leading framework already looking after more than 10,000 copiers in schools across the South East, you can trust in our team of experts to deliver excellence in customer service.

CATCH IT

AWARDED SUPPLIERS

FRAMEWORK ENQUIRIES Our team of advisors can provide you with a free quotation based on your requirements across the four suppliers on the framework Book an online enquiry today.

BIN IT CLICK TO BOOK

Our MFD and Audio Visual frameworks are DFE accredited

KILL IT Take a look at our Cleaning services framework for solutions for your school.

Approved frameworks for schools

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NEW & UPCOMING FRAMEWORKS FACILITIES – Optimising operations Y20012 Waste Management

Y20004 CCTV and Access Solutions

This framework gives you access to suppliers who are experts in innovative waste solutions helping to reduce your waste and achieving recycling targets.

The framework agreement covers the provision and installation of a full range of CCTV and access solutions, associated services and support & maintenance.

COMING SOON

EDUCATION – Supporting schools Y20018 Books/Downloads Fiction and Non-Fiction

Y20024 Education Management Systems

The supply of printed books (fiction, non-fiction, curriculum and reference), e-books, audio books and associated services.

The provision and installation of Education Management Systems, which provide establishments with the tools for the collection and management of data.

VENTILATION

BE THE FIRST IN THE KNOW.

Has it crossed your mind during the pandemic? Keeping your pupils safe is one of the biggest tasks during the pandemic, clean air and good ventilation help do this but have you thought about how?

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NEW

Take a look at a case study from phs Group on ‘improving the air our children breath’.

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Keep up to date with all our framework launches, latest news, and updates.

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GETTING TO KNOW… Priyana our new Digital Marketing Assistant.

SCHOOL - the best days of your life! Hi! My name is Priyana Parmar and I work as part of the KCS Professional Services team as a Digital Marketing Assistant.

What was your favourite lesson at school? My favourite lesson at school was definitely Art & Design. A great subject for me to explore my creativity through fine art, ceramics, and textiles. At the end of photography every school year, we would showcase our work in an exhibition organised by the school where friends, family and teachers would attend to celebrate our hard work… It was great fun!

What was your best memory from school?

My best memory from school would be sports day! The whole school would come together and compete in a number of fun & challenging activities. It would always be a hot summers day, teachers would get involved, friends making memories together… just an allround great atmosphere, right the way up from primary to secondary school. I now understand why my parents always told me to enjoy school whilst you can, they really are the best days of your life!

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What do you think about the way school is changing?

We all know the last year has been turbulent and has put us all in a situation none of us ever imagined. Schools in particular have been impacted massively by the global pandemic. I’m sure as a child looking back, I would have been very happy with some extra days off school, but I also feel massively for all the students, teachers and parents who’s school years and memories have been impacted by this.

What do you like to do in your spare time? In my spare time I like to use my creative abilities elsewhere, this mainly involves and learning experimenting with baking new food recipes from different regions. I also love to exercise and participate in long distance walking, music, shopping and travelling.

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BE READY FOR SUMMER!

As the last term of the school year begins, we want to get you ready for the summer break with a few ideas.

Read a good book

Go outdoors and explore Take time to relax and breath

Find a new hobby Get sporty and have fun

Visit a beach or national park

Meet up with friends Help out with charity events

Motivational posters for your classroom

NEW 2021 FRAMEWORKS AND SERVICES CATALOGUE Download a copy of the new KCS Professional Services catalogue today for all our latest frameworks and services.

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY!

Look out for the Autumn issue of INNOVATION in EDUCATION

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