General Chat Thread, Something To Pass On To Your Bursa - FMSiS To Be Scrapped in General; Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education announced the decision on 15 November 2010 to end the current FMSiS with ...
16th November 2010, 11:44 AM #1
Something To Pass On To Your Bursa - FMSiS To Be Scrapped
FMSiS is scrapped - News - Education Executive
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education announced the decision on 15 November 2010 to end the current FMSiS with immediate effect and develop a simpler standard as a replacement.
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16th November 2010, 11:45 AM #2
I've not seen my boss smile so much for quite some time when I told her this.
16th November 2010, 12:06 PM #3
Just sent that to my boss (the business manager). We're just about to go through a FMSiS audit!
16th November 2010, 01:45 PM #4
Emailed the link to our business manager
16th November 2010, 01:51 PM #5
That's not going to go down well at one of my schools. The finance officer has just gone through this, with much stress too.
16th November 2010, 02:24 PM #6
Same here, Bursar basically shut down the finance department for as week to do it!
Originally Posted by bladedanny
16th November 2010, 02:27 PM #7
I've only just done my Governor's FMSiS training!
Emailed Bursar at my governor school with the link from the DfE yesterday. 'Quietly delighted' best describes the mood!
Complex school financial reporting tool scrapped - The Department for Education
16th November 2010, 02:43 PM #8
That's made our Bursar a VHB (Very Happy Bunny) too!
She was just preparing for our next FMSiS in January. We were one of the first round here initially and it was an absolute nightmare to get all the paperwork together. The paperwork that was gathered filled a filing box!
16th November 2010, 02:58 PM #9
That's really good news :-)
Now, if he'd scrap the school workforce census as well....
16th November 2010, 03:13 PM #10
Given that one of our FMSiS action points was to implement a password system that has:
- min 8 characters
- combination of alpha/numeric & special characters
- forced password changes every 90 days
- prevent re-use of last 10 passwords
I am rather happy too and hoping that our head will scrap the action plan too! Yes I know it's good practice for password policy, but the entire county's primary schools all use the same Administrator password unless someone in the school changes it so this did seem like a bit overkill.
16th November 2010, 03:19 PM #11
That seems like a reasonable standard password enforcement system for staff details to be fair. Kinda important for making sure you're doing everything you should to comply with your Data Protection responsibilities, along with your Child Protection policies.
Originally Posted by kaphc
Problem is, for those schools still using 2003 server and on a single domain, they can't implement the above without forcing all pupils to deal with it too. And having a year 5 kid remember an 8 character password containing letters, numbers and special characters would just not work.
16th November 2010, 03:32 PM #12
My bursar has the FMSiS person in right now!
He'll be shown the printout it when he next surfaces from the room full of paperwork....
16th November 2010, 03:38 PM #13
Oh to be a fly on the wall when your Bursar reads this
Originally Posted by Rydra
16th November 2010, 04:36 PM #14
Pleeeze video it!
Originally Posted by Rydra
16th November 2010, 09:30 PM #15
And we are on Windows 2003 for now so that's another plus point for me But seriously, as I alluded to in my previous post, we had Tech Support in from the County for some help rebuilding our server. They said to me "Isn't your Administrator password *******?" I said: "No, should it be?" "Because that's the one we use for all the primary schools in the county" It does kind of make a mockery of the system that a small school should have such a robust policy when the next level up isn't anywhere close!
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