The backbone of our solution for Cliff Park was the provisioning of our Integration Suite, which synchronises user accounts, groups, permissions and more from their MIS into Active Directory, allowing the automation of Google Classroom provisioning.
“Once new users have been added to SIMS, the data from the MIS is automatically synchronised with G Suite. New pupils and staff get almost immediate access to emails, Google Calendar and Google Classroom - everything they need is ready for them in one place,” Jon continues.
We worked with the Academy to create and manage Active Directory Groups, where pupils can be split up into classes, subjects, forms, houses, years and intake groups, while staff can be organised into specific groups and departments, depending on the needs of the school.
“Another thing that was useful for us was the prefixing of all of our groups with the initials for Cliff Park. As we’re part of a large Trust, this step was crucial for us to make sure each group and username had clear differentiation from other schools within Ormiston Academies.”