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    Anyone had dealings with Key Resourse Libraries Key Resources The 2 schools I work in (Secondary Special Needs and Primary) both recently received unsolicited complete KS1 & KS2 software packs - The Complete Primary School Resource Library, from this company proportedly part of Nicholas Roberts Publications Ltd.

    Covering the software was a letter in the case of the Secondary addressed by name to the Head and to the Literacy Co-ordinator in the Primary telling them that in the past they had purchased software from this company (no record of that happening at either school) and an 'Inspection Invoice' for close on £300 for a 1 year site licence. The letter goes on to say that the resourse can be accessed on line includes access code and a password.

    Further claim in accompanying material that Nicolas Roberts' writing resources are used in over 90% of UK Primary Schools.

    A further invoice will be sent 2 weeks before the Return Date 25 Sep 09 but in the meantime the school has the option of online cancellation, open a disk (one is missing anyway) and clicking cancell or write cancel and send the invoice to the company FREEPOST or Fax and bin the software.

    To me at best this seems pretty sharp practice anyone able to add to this either way please?

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    No one else encountered this then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    No one else encountered this then?
    Nope - not encountered them but cannot help noticing how late you are posting (or early). I thought I was bad last night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Nope - not encountered them but cannot help noticing how late you are posting (or early). I thought I was bad last night!

    GJE
    23 years of shift work in the RAF conks your sleep clock!

    Someone must have heard of these people?

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    We have received an unsolicited "Inspection Invoice" from Nicolas Roberts Publications today. It looks very much like someone trying it on to get schools to pay up money.
    Has anyone else experience this since last year?

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    Key Resource Libraries

    We've also had unsolicited material from Key Resourse Libraries followed by an invoice from Nicholas Roberts. He claims that our Admin officer agreed to the material over the phone but she is adamant that this isn't true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon1963 View Post
    We've also had unsolicited material from Key Resourse Libraries followed by an invoice from Nicholas Roberts. He claims that our Admin officer agreed to the material over the phone but she is adamant that this isn't true.
    We've received a stream of unsolicited material from Nicholas Roberts over the years. I contacted them about 4 years ago, asking to be taken off their mailing list and stating that nobody at the school was authorised to request items on approval, but still it comes. I need space in my cupboard, so am sending them all back to their freepost address today - Nichlas Roberts Publications, FREEPOST PE754, 2 The Courtyard, Main Road, Barleythorpe, Oakham LE15 6BR....perhaps I should charge them for storage!

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