Last updated: February 26th, 2024

Technology @ SJB

Technology @ SJB


We use Arbor to register the students, nominate them for their positive contributions, log behaviour incidents, design seating plans and access parent contact details etc.

Registers should be taken at the start of registration and in the first 15 minutes of each lesson so that we can track the students.

It is also important that all seating plans are recorded and up to date on Arbor.

Here is a list of some of the key elements available on Arbor:

  • Timetable
  • Registers
  • Nominations & House Points
  • Behaviour Incidents
  • Seating Plans
  • Student information & contact details
  • Staff Notices – contains links to CPOMS, School Hub, SEN Register and other vital things
  • Details of Disadvantaged and SEND Learners
  • Monitoring
  • Homework Assignment
  • Emailing parents / classes / groups etc.

This is a platform that can be accessed by staff from any computer with an internet access. Staff, students and parents all have logins.  There is a link on all school iPads as well as on the web browsers when you open them on a PC. You can find a range of how to videos on the IT helpdesk 


If you have any issues with technology (iPad, PC, Projector, software, IWB etc.) not working please email to register the issue with the helpdesk. If you report a non-urgent issue verbally you will be asked to email the helpdesk so that there is a record of the ticket. If you have a class in situ, please send a student up to the network office to request support immediately.

There are a whole range of how to guides (text and video) that can be accessed here . There is a link to this on your iPad.


All staff and students have iPads and love using them each lesson – they are definitely the experts and will be able to point you in the direction of the best apps for anything you want to achieve with iPads, students are more inspired, creative and empowered. The iPads should be viewed as standard lesson equipment, so feel free to give a student a detention if they don’t have it in your lesson! There’s no excuse except for possibly that it is in for repair and you can easily check the list on the Arbor Notices under ‘Student iPad Status’.

The Apple teachers in school have created a wheel of core apps that will be on your iPad when you receive it.  These are an excellent starting point and training is provided throughout the year to give quick win strategies and further support.  Kate Atherton is in-charge of the Digital Learning and is the person to speak to if you have any ideas or would like some additional support.

We have a system of ‘whitelisting’ apps for students so that they cannot download games or social media apps. The list of whitelisted apps is available on School Hub – if there is an app that you want the students to use and it is not already whitelisted please email with a link to the app making that request.`

If you have any technical issues with your iPad please see a member of the Network Team.


This is an in-house platform that can be accessed from a PC, Mac or mobile device and provides quick access a variety of tools including:

  • Access to key documents e.g. school handbook, trip approval forms etc.
  • Student iPad Status
  • Peer observations and precision coaching meeting records
  • Performance management
  • Link to access the shared area from home
  • Previous Monitoring
  • Exam access arrangements

There is a link on all staff iPads or School Hub can be accessed via 

If you have any suggestions, would like to find out more about it or have any technical problems with it then please email – your login will be given to you on the first day in September if you don’t already have one!


It is very important that you change your passwords frequently and that you keep them secret – if you suspect someone knows your password then you must change it. We have a policy for your main network password (used for computer access and email) which will require you to set a password that is 12 digits or more and include 1 capital letter, 1 number and 1 punctuation mark – you will not be able to use part of an existing password. You will be prompted to change your password the first time you log on in September.


All shared files have now been moved over to OneDrive and are mapped to the school PCs so that they are easy to access when you login. From within OneDrive you can access your own personal files as well as any folders that you have been permission to view/edit (for example your department folder).