Excel Tip: An Alternative to Merged Cells

Excel Tip: An Alternative to Merged Cells
I’ve been using merged cells for years; they provide a handy way of centering a title over a number of columns, but they can cause some really irritating problems of their own.

Importing NCA Tools’ KS2 CTF in to SIMS .net

Another day, another data import problem! Read on for help getting that pesky NCA CTF in to SIMS .net.

Importing Pupil Premium Data in to SIMS.net 1

Importing Pupil Premium Data in to SIMS.net
If, like me, you’re being asked to provide Pupil Premium data on your new Y7 intake, you may have hit a bit of a wall trying to import the spreadsheet provided by Key to Success in to SIMS.net.

Introducing GamerGirl

Introducing GamerGirl
I’d like to introduce you all to GamerGirl!

It’s been quite an eventful fortnight

It's been quite an eventful fortnight
Riding high after the amazing weekend in Plymouth with Young Rewired State, I came home once again raring to get back to work on something techy.

Key Stage 5 Performance Tables

I’ve been having a lot of “fun” producing my KS5 analysis these past two days. Once I got my head around why my MIS was including certain non-Y13 results [double AS grades are apparently picked up by SIMS regardless of age; this appears to be a judgement call as to whether to include them immediately as ...

The release of BertUI and why I love XAML 1

The release of BertUI and why I love XAML
I’ve been getting increasingly annoyed with my HTPC. It’s not that it’s lacking any features, it does everything I want it to, it’s just that using XBMC as the main UI has become cumbersome. Don’t get me wrong, I love XBMC; it’s a fantastic piece of open source software and without it, I’d have really struggled ...

SenseBoard, Raspberry Pi and making them talk with Python 3

SenseBoard, Raspberry Pi and making them talk with Python
Read on to find out how I made a Raspberry Pi talk to a SenseBoard using Python, and how you can do it too.

KS5 Facilitating Subjects QAN List in TSV Format

KS5 Facilitating Subjects QAN List in TSV Format
As you may be aware, there is a new government measure for KS5 students whereby certain subjects are now deemed “facilitating” subjects. More info here: User Guide and resources page for 16-18 Schools/Colleges – The Department for Education That’s all well and good, but in so far as I can tell these subjects are only ...

Review: Don’t Look Back

Review: Don't Look Back
Short but beautiful, Don’t Look Back is an Android gaming classic.