Harrogate - NAHT Annual Conference
The Harrogate International Centre hosted this years National Association of Headteachers Conference.
"The theme was Celebrating TLC. From time to time everyone needs a little bit of 'tender Loving care', particularly School Leaders. The Conference theme will be underpinned by Teaching and learning Creatively and Transforming Leadership Collegiately, important integrators of what we are about in our schools and colleges."
The conference ran from Friday evening until Monday lunchtime, allowing delegates to browse its exhibition and network with colleagues over the course of the weekend. The conference allowed delegates to peruse the exhibition, viewing products and services available to the whole education community.
Numerous Headteachers visited our stand and will be demonstrating Planner software to their staff over the coming term.
Orchid Education at The Education Show (2006)
Many teachers Visiting the NEC on March 9th were given the opportunity to sample a free copy of WebTracker Planner.
Visitors saw a demonstration of Planner and Record Book and carried away WebTracker Planner to try out at their leisure. Many teachers took the opportunity and came for a chat, a coffee, and watched the demo while they rested their legs.
To help, Planner has numerous animated help-files to walk you through every step of the way. Remember ICT is a tool - make technology work for you.
If Planner is the answer to your Planning needs, simply contact Orchid Education and one copy will be fully-activated for free (1 copy per school). We want to enable you to realise your full potential in PPA time.
Orchid Education in the West Midlands
Following a number of demonstrations in the Midlands area, WebTracker Planner will be helping schools in Dudley to start their new year in September. Planner is a stand alone product developed from the original 'Follower' Software. It allows individual teachers and also schools to do their Long, Medium and Short Term Planning on a standalone, but 'dynamic' system which allows them to develop their own Schemes of Work. The programme is suitable for individual teachers, who simply need a planning tool for themselves. However, as lesson Plans can be exported and imported, whole schools are able to use the system quite easily too.
Orchid Education at BETT (2005)
BETT 2005 was an amazing experience - it was great to chat to so many of you. The response was quite overwhelming and made it a launch never to be forgotten.
We now have only to incorporate the finishing touches you all asked for, whilst still keeping the existing features of the software we demonstrated at Olympia.
We aim to have the Software on the Orchid website, available to download, during this academic year and will keep you informed in the meantime.
WebTracker Lite has been replaced by a stand alone planning programme called WebTracker Planner. This will be available to purchase first and will give you the flavour of some of the functionality of 'Follower'. As promised screen shots and Powerpoint demonstrations from WebTracker are now available in our Software Solutions area.
Orchid Education at the EMBC Conference
26th April saw Orchid Education at the East Midlands Conference Center at Nottingham University.
Over 300 Heads and Senior Managers attended lectures, seminars and workshops run by the EMBC. They also were able to discuss with companies ICT products and services of interest to their schools.
WebTracker software was high on their agenda, as numerous visitors to the stand arranged for demonstrations, during May and June, back at their own schools
If you wish to present aspects of WebTracker to other members of staff/governors prior to the release of the full package, we are available to do a few more demonstrations in the next few weeks. This obviously will be on a first come first served basis, for schools seriously interested in our software.