28 November 2012

Tomorrow we'll be attending the FMS SW Music Conference

Day 1 of the conference is for Music Services/Hubs and partner organisations.

Date: 29th November 2012

Coffee and registration: 9.30 – 10.00

Welcome & Key Note speech: 10.00 – 10.25

Regional Hub Partner Presentations: 10.30 – 11.45.

Speed Dating: 11.45 – 12.45 Individual tables will be set out around the sides of the room to enable delegates to speak with partners about how they can engage with their hub. This session will be introduced by Malcolm Pollock.

Venue: The conference will be held @ Alexandra House, Swindon SN4 0QJ. Phone 01793 819200 (Programme attached again for information).

Audience: We should have 70 delegates attending. The audience will be a mixture of: Heads of Music Service/Hub Leads from most of the SW, Middle Managers and various partner organisations.

Seating: The room will be set out in Cabaret Style with Hubs located together where possible.

Admin: If you wish to discuss any admin related issues, please contact  Jeanette Ketcher in Swindon: JKetcher@swindon.gov.uk Phone: 01793 864896

Biog: Jeanette is also co-ordinating conference packs, so if there is specific information which you feel should be included, please let Jeanette know ASAP. It would also be good to have your thumb nail biog.

Lunch: As discussed, you will be welcome to join us for lunch.


Follow us and we'll donate a £1 to charity

Help to raise £££ for charity this Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas and goodwill we’re aiming to raise money for Music as Therapy.
For every new follower (between 1st – 31st Dec 2012) of ParitorMusic on twitter (www.twitter.com/paritormusic ) or like on the ParitorMusic facebook page (www.facebook.com/paritormusic) we’ll give our honorary charity Music as Therapy a £1.

 How you can help

So all you need to do is to tell your teachers, parents and students to get ‘liking and following’ AND what’s more in order to help you spread the word we’ll give you as many free text messages as you’d like to use promoting the campaign. The only specification is that it needs to say #ParitorXmas somewhere in the message.

What are you waiting for? Get texting all those parents, teachers and students and help raise money for another fantastic Music as Therapy Project. If you need help using those text messages send us an email or give us a call and we’ll talk you through it.

5 November 2012

NAME's Annual Conference

Early October we attend NAME's Annual Conference. What a great event! Plenty of time for networking with old friends and meeting new ones. Some very informative talks on the merger and debates on the key issues affecting music education today . 'Crossing frontiers' was certainly a fitting name.

Software Developments

Now when you get an update you can check the change log and find out exactly what has changed within the system. As you are all probably aware, in order to get an update you will need to restart the software. The version number is shown at the top of the screen which you can then check on the change log. To access the change log simply go to 'Help>About'.

MEC Autumn Seminar Implementing the National Plan - One year on

When: 22 Nov 2012

For more info:http://www.name.org.uk/ conferences/name-national-conference-2012

The discussion will explore the issues, hurdles and solutions to implementing the National Plan for Music Education. With a fantastic line up of speakers including Alan Davey, Chief Executive of the Arts Council England and Mark Phillips, Ofsted - the day is set to be a great success!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Live (Sneak Preview)

This academic year marks the start of a new chapter for Paritor. As most of you are aware Jan 2013 marks the launch of Live.
BUT we're far too excited to wait until then to show our customers so we're letting you have a sneak preview this term. If you would be interested in having a demo please let us know. You can either email me,  jodie@paritor.co.uk or call us on 01395 445092.

Paritor Customer Relations Survey

This half term we are going to be undertaking our 2012 Customer Relations Survey. Paritor's future is based solely around building and maintaining our relationships with customers, predominantly through the service that we deliver and the products we offer. Our customers are at the heart of what we do. Back in 2011, when completed our last Customer Relations Survey, the result of which meant that we were able to implement a lot of changes from the suggestions we received. It also helped us to establish a direction for the future. 

As valued customers we want YOUR feedback to help us to establish a direction for the future, and that's why we will be inviting every organisation to take part. The survey will be done over the phone and should not take any longer than 15mins.