North West Meeting 12 - NW12

North West Meeting 12 - NW12

15 March 2018

How to Register
Meeting Details
Time/Date: Thursday 15 March 2018
0900 - 1600
Location: Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard, Lancashire, PR7 5LP
Cost: Free for Members
Includes: Refreshments & Lunch
0830-0920 Arrival & Refreshments
0920-0930 Introduction
0930-1030 Speaker: Sophos - GDPR
1030-1115 Speed Dating Pt. 1
1115-1125 Break
1125-1210 Speed Dating Pt. 2
1210-1310 GDPR Mythbusting with GDPR in Schools
1310-1400 Lunch
1400-1500 Mythbusting Q&A Continued / Networking
Afternoon Sessions
1600-1700 GDPR Mythbusting for Business Managers & DPOs - click here for more information.
Meeting Sponsors


NetSupport provides a range of solutions for schoosl both in the Uk and overseas. Our flagship solution NetSupport DNA offers IT & Network Management, Classroom Instruction & Assessment and Safeguarding & eSafty in a single low-cost solution.
NetSupport also offers standalone classroom management, alerting, helpdesk and security solutions for schools.
We work closely with IT staff and educators across the country and attend events to inform on upcoming updates, seek user feedback and gauge new ideas for in-demand features we could add in future updates.

School ICT is the UK's leading independent Capita Approved and Accredited provider of SIMS support, training and consultancy services. Over 400 schools and academies across the country trust us to work with them to better understand their data and achieve the maximum return on their investment in SIMS. Our personable approach to service delivery and highly experienced team of consultants ensure that our customers receive an efficient, reliable and friendly service with advice that can be relied upon.

School ICT have supported the development of ANME from an early stage and we view the organisation as a fantastic group for education IT professionals to share best practice, whilst improving and promoting the overall use of ICT across the sector.

Discover EduLink One by Overnet Data Ltd, a comprehensive online portal available on any device, transforming how teachers parents and students engage and share key SIMS information.

A single integrated system that is easily accessible and that offers staff, parents and students services that they use on a daily basis. It has one login, integrates tightly with existing IT systems within the school and has an attractive, modern feel.

Scale Computing integrates storage, servers and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance-based system that is scalable, self-healing, and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliances install in under an hour, and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented HyperCore Software™, efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.
Altaro Software is a leading developer of Virtual Machine (VM) backup and recovery solutions, with their flagship product Altaro VM Backup, a high performance backup solution specially developed for small and mid-market businesses. Specialized in backup for virtualized environments, Hyper-V and VMware, Altaro aims at delivering a fast, full-featured yet affordable backup solution and is equipped with an outstanding, personal support team, determined to help the clients succeed in protecting their environment.

GDPRiS is a low-cost, cloud-based solution with in-built knowledge of the data used in the schools’ sector. It is designed to reflect existing processes and the way schools work whilst pro-actively prompting them to meet the new requirements of the applied GDPR in a comprehensive manner. GDPRiS offers:
• Supplier product directory provides pre-populated data maps:, suggestions for lawful basis for processing, how the rights of the data subject are met, retention, storage and sharing,; and your repository for information and compliance documentation
• Fast, efficient reporting, tracking of potential data breaches
• Evidence that suppliers are GDPR compliant
• Comprehensive auditing tools providing evidence-based accountability demonstrating the school’s compliance with GDPR
• Whole-school approach to data protection with user accounts for all staff





Testimonials from Members & Partners

  • “Fantastic event, with interesting content and very well organised.”

    Alain Squiteri, Sales Director - InVentry

  • I thought the day was excellent. It was really good to have the companies there and invaluable for meeting and speaking with new contacts. I really hope this carries on as it was desperately needed in our field.

    Janet Cannell, Member

  • Thought it was a very good way of guaranteeing the companies time with smaller groups. People also seemed more prepared to ask questions and talk about their experiences with the products.

    Steve Daniels, Member

  • All in all it was a very good day, well arranged, with great selection of vendors attending and excellent refreshments. Without a doubt one of the best events I've attended. Can't wait for the next one!

    Simon Lewis, Member

  • ANME meetings provide valuable networking - being able to talk to other professionals doing the same role and understanding their approach and their context. This is a great way to challenge what you are doing in your own setting.

    Neil Limbrick, Head of IT Strategy – Core Education Trust, Member