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February Updates & News

February 16th, 2024

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Megan Balmont

Client Support Specialist

Explore our latest news, exciting event updates, and new functionality!

New features

Teacher notes and scholar flag added to SOCS Music scheduler

Staff can now add notes to Music teachers directly on SOCS. Main users can now navigate to the Music Teacher List to add notes or important information to the teacher. 'Scholar' flags will also appear in the 'Pupil Notes' on the scheduler to indicate the pupil's scholar status. Pupil and teacher notes appear on the lesson scheduler, keeping staff connected and informed. 

Watch our video tutorial below to find out more!

Watch for more details about updates to the music scheduler

Improvement to ad-hoc event sign-up in SOCS Co-curricular

During ad-hoc event registrations, parents and pupils can now only remove themselves from an event if they haven't been previously registered for it. 

Ensuring a transparent sign-up process and streamlining billing procedures, this update ensures that pupils cannot be removed from events in the parent/pupil login portal, after they have taken place.

Latest news

Harness the power of SOCS to manage your revision programmes

With the end of term fast approaching, the collective focus shifts towards optimizing revision strategies for pupils, parents, and staff alike.

In the latest instalment of our 'Spotlight On' series, we are focusing on Lutterworth High School, who have harnessed the power of SOCS to run their revision sessions and provide the best possible experience for students and parents. 

Watch the full video below or visit our 'Case Studies' page to find out more!

Revision programme at Lutterworth High School powered by SOCS

Watch this Space! Exciting news about our popular Schools Rugby website and our other sport portals

As part of our ongoing brand evolution, our dedicated team has been hard at work behind the scenes enhancing the Schools Rugby, Football, Netball, Cricket and Hockey websites, all powered by SOCS. We're thrilled to announce that a big reveal is on the horizon! Stay tuned for updates by keeping a close watch on our social media channels.

Where to find us!

Stay connected with us and keep up with the latest news and updates from the SOCS team on our social media channels.

We're delighted to see our online community continue to grow, hitting 800 followers on LinkedIn this week. And now, we're expanding our presence to Instagram too! 

Follow us for updates, insights, and much more. Use the QR codes below to stay connected and engaged with our team.

Our new competitions email address

Exciting news from the competitions team! If you have any inquiries about existing competitions or wish to discuss setting up a new one with us, you can now reach out to Martyn and the team directly by emailing

Moving forward, all competition microsite inquiries will be centralized and handled exclusively through our new email address. If you've previously contacted our support team regarding a new or existing competition, rest assured that your message will be redirected to our dedicated competitions inbox and answered promptly by a member of the team.

Events updates

IAPS Conference 2024

Jim and Martyn recently represented us at the annual IAPS Directors of Sport Conference. It was a fantastic few days filled with engaging conversations, reconnecting with familiar faces, and forging new connections. Thank you to our good friends IAPS and everyone who made this such a rewarding experience.

Music & Drama Expo 2024

We are delighted to be attending this year's Music and Drama Expo, taking place in the iconic Business Design Centre in London on the 22nd & 23rd of February. If you're attending, please visit us on stand C52 for a chat with the team. 

Leading up to the conference, we'll be shining a spotlight on some of our partner schools that have used SOCS to master their music and drama management. Keep an eye on and our social media channels to discover more about these success stories.

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