What impact does this have on schools and educational settings?

We want to make you aware that a number of services will be decommissioned from April 2022, including:

  • Single sign-on

    The same email and passwords are currently used across the various applications that use the Somerset Learning Platform, iPost and Schools closures as these are linked to the Education Azure tenancy. An alternative solution will be available to your school on request.

  • All education suffix email accounts  (those ending in @educ.somerset.gov.uk).

    The solution will be a new system / school link created for all these email accounts. Your setting will therefore need to create email accounts for your users. This will look different and may end in @schoolname.co.uk

  • Data stored on the Somerset Learning Platform

    This will either need to be archived or transferred to a different website, which Somerset County Council’s ICT Team (SCC ICT) can assist with. As part of this process, we are looking to create a single website to store data for schools.

  • The schools global address book

    This will close in its current form and a new solution will be available to schools on request. The solution is therefore reliant on demand from schools.

What do I need to do?

You will need to setup your own tenancy and Office 365 accounts so that your school’s services can continue. You can do this using your own supplier (independent of SCC ICT) or to contract SCC ICT to look after this for you. The SCC ICT Team is available to assist with this transition.

We are writing to you now to make you aware of these changes. The deadline is April 2022. We are not expecting you to take any action before the end of the current school year.

Your choices are listed below. Once you have made a decision, please respond by selecting those that are applicable to your school or setting using the Assyst Self-Service Portal link below:

Assyst – Schools SLP Migration Request
  • 1.    Request a consultation with SCC ICT Team about Office 365.

  • 2.    Request for the SCC ICT Team to arrange your tenancy and Office 365 requirements.

  • 3.    Tell us that you will arrange your own tenancy and Office 365 with another supplier. The SCC ICT Team can assist with providing the school’s data from the current SLP infrastructure.

  • 4.    Request to join the Schools Global Address Book

What happens next?

We are writing to you now to make you aware of these changes. The deadline is April 2022. We are not expecting you to take any action before the end of the current school year.

A reminder will be published again in September 2021.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, please complete the form below, within the Assyst Self Service portal and a member of SCC ICT will get back to you.

Assyst – Schools General Request

If you have any further issues, please contact us using the email address below and someone will be in touch to assist.
sccict@somerset.gov.uk

Please note: If you don’t have access to Assyst, please follow the instructions using the link below to create an Azure B2B account.

SCC Self-Service Portal Instructions