If you want to PM me I will happily put you in touch with a dozen or so schools that have already moved to us in the Birmingham area from the councils ICT service and I am sure they will happily tell you how they over came the hurdles put in their paths.
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Bump! Anyone worked out the FCS/data submission side of moving away?
As per my post above, if you want to PM me I will happily put you in touch with some of our Birmingham schools who I am sure will be able to tell you what they did, if that is helpful. And don't worry I am not going to then try and sell you our award winning service ;) just might be useful for you to speak to a couple of schools who have already made the move, and maybe they can point you in the right direction.
This post is a bit old but..
I've just done it if you still want to chat
Soooo much better
We've got quite a few schools that have moved over to us too.
Ping me over a PM or give me a call on our office number and we'd be happy to give you some contacts of direct customers.