Terms and Conditions for the use of NEXUS

Conditions of use

Access to, and use of NEXUS constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website.

NEXUS Users

  1. The information is to be used only for educational purposes and in the interests of the pupils and schools and not for any other purpose, commercial or otherwise;The information is to be used only for educational purposes and in the interests of the pupils and schools and not for any other purpose, commercial or otherwise;
  2. Personal information extracted from NEXUS is to be shared only with those who need the information to discharge a statutory education function. Exceptions to this apply only where a valid Data Sharing and/or Exchange agreement is in force. The Local Authority must ensure that this exchange is lawful.
  3. Only nominated users may access the system and must be made aware that they cannot share their password with anybody.
  4. Usernames and passwords are not transferable and NEXUS administrators are responsible for either disabling user accounts or where necessary informing Angel Solutions that an individual is no longer an authorised user.
  5. Data must not be retained in the Local Authority’s own systems, or on electronic or paper-based records, for pupils who are not on the roll of schools within your Local Authority. An exception to this applies only in the case of children under the care of your Local Authority.
  6. You must not print, save, or record in any way, any pages from the web site that contain any pupil-specific information. This includes, but is not limited to, the results of any searches you perform on the database.

NEXUS Administrators

NEXUS Administrators are those users assigned with two factor access tokens and who are able to both add users and amend existing user details (such as reset passwords etc).
It is expected that each Local Authority has at least two active NEXUS Administrators at all times.

  1. NEXUS Administrators accept responsibility for the secure management of NEXUS user details
  2. NEXUS Administrators must ensure that all users with access to NEXUS are eligible to do so
  3. Where an existing NEXUS administrator no longer has authority to access NEXUS Online (either through termination of employment or other terms of employment), it is the responsibility of the remaining NEXUS administrator to ensure access rights are revoked and/or transferred

Restrictions placed on users outside of the Local Authority

  1. Access to NEXUS is not permitted for school users (this condition applies to users in schools both within and outside of the Local Authority (e.g. Academies)
  2. Schools within an Local Authority can be given access to the Perspective Lite system to view news and data from their Local Authority;
    (More information on Perspective Lite can be found here).
  3. NEXUS Administrators are responsible for ensuring that no user accounts are created for use by school users

Data Protection

  1. When accessing the details of individual pupils in NEXUS>KEYPAS you must recognise the privacy of that data and at all times comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.
  2. You must ensure in particular that your use of the data to which you have access is consistent with the purpose for which the database was set up and that you do not use the data for any other purpose.
  3. You must ensure that the information is processed securely and that it is not subject to any unauthorised use or disclosure.
  4. The User agrees that they; The User agrees that they;
    • are informed of the confidential nature of the data in NEXUS;
    • have undertaken training in the laws relating to handling personal data, in particular (but without prejudice to the generality), sufficient training in data protection and security to enable the User to comply with Principle 7 of the Data Protection Act, and are aware both of their personal duties and obligations under such laws;
    • will notify NCER/Angel Solutions immediately if they become aware of any advance in technology and/or methods of working that mean that the security measures set out in referred to should be revised.
  5. The User shall ensure that NEXUS is kept secure by using the Security Features provided by NCER/Angel Solutions and the best available security practices and systems applicable. Where NCER/Angel Solutions uses Security Features in relation to NEXUS, the Security Features must be kept confidential and not lent, shared, transferred or otherwise misused.
  6. If the User becomes aware of any misuse of NEXUS or any Security Breach that could compromise the security or integrity of NEXUS, the User must promptly notify NCER/Angel Solutions and fully co-operate with NCER/Angel Solutions to remedy the issue as soon as reasonably practicable. The User agrees to co-operate with NCER/Angel Solutions reasonable security investigations. Immediately following any Security Breach, the parties shall coordinate with each other to investigate the Security Breach. The User agrees to reasonably co-operate with NCER/Angel Solutions in their handling of the matter.

Eligible Users

  1. All users of NCER products must be directly employed by a Local Authority or where the user is not directly employed must have recorded permission with a NEXUS administrator from the Local Authority to do so. An example of a user who may not be directly employed by your Local Authority although is eligible to access NCER systems may be engaged in any of the following roles:
    • Is contracted to the Local Authority and is engaged in a 'School Improvement Partner' type of role
    • Is contracted to the Local Authority and is engaged in supporting performance data team duties (both statutory and non-statutory)
  2. Within NEXUS, users external to the Local Authority are not permitted to access NEXUS>KEYPAS In all cases, the Local Authority must ensure that data sharing protocols and/or confidentiality agreements are in place between the user(s) and the Local Authority

Operating system requirements

  1. To use NEXUS (and other modules), the User requires a computer (with Microsoft Windows or Apple OS X) or tablet device (with Apple iOS, Android or Windows) which is connected to the internet and running a supported web browser (Internet Explorer 8 or above, Chrome, Safari or Firefox).

Ofsted Data

Inspection data presented within Nexus is sourced from the Watchsted tool www.watchsted.com from Angel Solutions which daily captures headlines from the latest inspection Reports published to the Ofsted website. This is done using the The Open Government Licence, which allows us to make use of the data in this commercial context. Reproduction of this data beyond Nexus is prohibited without express written consent of Angel Solutions Ltd and the NCER.

NPD Exports

Within the Nova module Users are able to Export Data from the NPD extract. Users must be aware that this extract contains extremely sensitive data and by downloading this data you are agreeing that you will abide by data sharing and data protection rules whilst handling this data. This data must not be shown or distributed to those without permission to view it.

Users must check the box to signify that they agree to these terms.


About Perspective Lite for schools

Conditions of use

Perspective Lite is a web-based tool that can be rolled out to all schools within a Local Authority and links to NEXUS allowing the Local Authority to share data, news and other intelligence with its schools.

  • Headline Keystage Data
  • Keypas Reports
  • Local Authority News

The LA is the gatekeeper in terms of if & when they make this information/data available in Perspective Lite for schools.

Additional intelligence can be shared with Perspective Lite by the Local Authority via the use of the Pendulum and Broadcast and Perspective Observatory modules where licences have been purchased separately from Angel Solutions

Other Features
Schools can also access other free/unique tools within Perspective Lite (provided by Angel Solutions) including, Watchsted, 5 Minute Lesson Plan taster, Census Infographic generator, National RSS News feeds, and more!

Free Tool
Perspective Lite for schools is included within the NCER membership (therefore there is no additional cost to the LA or schools from Angel Solutions or NCER) however LAs can choose whether they wish to charge schools for the information they receive through Perspective Lite (as part of a traded service).

Users
As access to Perspective Lite is provided through the NCER membership and has no additional cost, there is a need to limit the support overhead. Therefore Perspective Lite is currently limited to 1 account per school – this should be the Head Teacher. The Head Teacher is responsible for the use of Perspective Lite within their school and Perspective Lite contains it’s own specific Terms and Conditions which must be adhered to.

Angel Solutions will be happy to discuss additional Perspective Lite accounts for schools with the Local Authority but this would incur an additional cost.

If a school upgrades to the full version of Perspective then this account automatically becomes multi-user.

Support
Angel Solutions provide all phone/email Technical Support for Perspective Lite users but there it is expected that the LA deal with any queries from schools relating to the content of reports, data, news, documents etc

Other versions / uses of Perspective Lite

  • Schools may also receive News and other documentation/information from other umbrella or parent Organisations that are using the Perspective Observatory Tool – such as;
    • Academy Groups/Chains, Diocese, Teaching School Alliances etc using Perspective Observatory for News, Docs and the Census/Survey Tool Please note the Perspective Observatory does not contain any Attainment/Census data that is available in NEXUS for LAs
    • Local Authorities using the Perspective Observatory specifically for the Census/Survey tool (this tool is not yet part of NEXUS for LAs)
  • Schools may also have access to a standalone version of Perspective Lite that has no link with the LA or any other organisation at all, and they simply access Perspective Lite for free tools such as Watchsted, National News Feeds, Census Infographic generator etc

Terms and conditions for the use of Pendulum Records of Visit module

Conditions of use

PLEASE NOTE: The following T&C’s are only relevant for those Local Authorities (and its users) that subscribe to the Pendulum module from Angel Solutions.

Access to, and use of the Pendulum records of visit module constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this module and also constitute acceptance of the overarching Nexus T&C’s.

  1. The User is permitted to use Pendulum for educational purposes within your institution to improve both pupil outcomes and school performance, but specifically excluding the use of Pendulum for any commercial purposes.
  2. Pendulum is an optional extra module purchased for your Local Authority from Angel Solutions and deployed as a module within the NEXUS system (from the NCER) and therefore is enabled to the Local Authority on the understanding that the Local Authority will continue to remain a member of the NCER.
  3. Schools use the Perspective Lite system to view visit information captured through Pendulum. (More information on Perspective Lite T&C’s here)
  4. Currently there is no limit to the number of users from the Local Authority that can access the Pendulum module but Angel Solutions retain the right to review this in discussion with the Local Authority
  5. Currently there is no limit to the amount of data that can be stored within Pendulum but Angel Solutions retain the right to review this in discussion with the Local Authority
  6. The Pendulum licence fee includes all phone/email technical support and maintenance for Pendulum for the duration of the licence period
  7. Initial onsite training of 2 days is included in the yr 1 set up costs, further onsite training will be chargeable at the daily rate of £750 per day
  8. Annual licence invoices will be issued each year on the annual renewal date unless multi-year licence and paid up front in year 1.
  9. Cancellation of Pendulum Licence renewal must be provided in writing no less than 30 days prior to the annual renewal date.
    • If cancellation is provided after the 30 day cut-off date, noted above, Angel Solutions reserves the right to apply a cancellation fee of £250+vat
    • If cancellation is provided after the renewal date itself then a pro-rata licence cancellation fee will be applied for each additional calendar month after the renewal date – minimum 1 month
  10. 3 year Contract licence (paying annually)
    • If you have entered into a 3 year agreement and wish to cancel the module licence before the end of your 3 year contract, then you will incur a cancellation fee, paying 50% of the total remaining licence fee per module.
    • The cancellation fee exists because the 3 year price is discounted and has also been amortized over the 3 years (instead of being front-loaded for set-up/increased training/support within your first year).

Terms and conditions for the use of Broadcast or Broadcast Plus File Distribution module

Conditions of use

PLEASE NOTE: The following T&C’s are only relevant for those Local Authorities (and its users) that subscribe to the Broadcast or Broadcast Plus modules from Angel Solutions.

Access to, and use of Broadcast / Broadcast Plus constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this module and also constitute acceptance of the overarching Nexus T&C’s.

  1. The User is permitted to use Broadcast / Broadcast Plus for educational purposes within your institution to improve both pupil outcomes and school performance, but specifically excluding the use of Broadcast / Broadcast Plus for any commercial purposes.
  2. Broadcast / Broadcast Plus is an optional extra module purchased for your Local Authority from Angel Solutions and deployed as a module within the NEXUS system (from the NCER) and therefore is enabled to the Local Authority on the understanding that the Local Authority will continue to remain a member of the NCER.
  3. Files uploaded to Broadcast by the LA and then “published” are made available for view in the following locations:
    • o The Perspective Lite account for the school – visible by Perspective Lite users
    • o The dashboard for each school within NEXUS – visible by Nexus Users
  4. Broadcast PLUS provides the additional functionality for schools (via Perspective Lite) to securely upload and transfer files back to the Local Authority (“send files” function in Perspective Lite)
  5. Schools use the Perspective Lite system to view files and documents published from the Broadcast module (More information on Perspective Lite here)
  6. Currently there is no limit to the amount of data that can be stored within Broadcast but Angel Solutions retain the right to review this in discussion with the Local Authority
  7. The LA is responsible for the content included in the files that are uploaded and published through Broadcast
  8. The School is responsible for the content included in the files transferred back to the LA via Broadcast Plus (“send files” function)
  9. When the Broadcast module is enabled for a Local Authority within NEXUS, the workflow of distributing Keypas Batch reports changes very slightly. Keypas Batches are first “pushed” to Broadcast and then can be published from within Broadcast to appear in Perspective Lite alongside other files that have been uploaded.
  10. The Broadcast licence fee includes all phone/email technical support and maintenance for the duration of the licence period
  11. Initial online training is provided where necessary, further onsite training will be chargeable at the daily rate of £750 per day
  12. Annual licence invoices will be issued each year on the annual renewal date unless multi-year licence and paid up front in year 1.
  13. Cancellation of Broadcast Licence renewal must be provided in writing no less than 30 days prior to the annual renewal date.
    • If cancellation is provided after the 30 day cut-off date, noted above, Angel Solutions reserves the right to apply a cancellation fee of £250+vat
    • If cancellation is provided after the renewal date itself then a pro-rata licence cancellation fee will be applied for each additional calendar month after the renewal date – minimum 1 month
  14. 3 year Contract licence (paying annually)
    • If you have entered into a 3 year agreement and wish to cancel the module licence before the end of your 3 year contract, then you will incur a cancellation fee, paying 50% of the total remaining licence fee per module.
    • The cancellation fee exists because the 3 year price is discounted and has also been amortized over the 3 years (instead of being front-loaded for set-up/increased training/support within your first year).

Terms and conditions for the use of Watchsted Inspector Search module in Nexus

Conditions of use

PLEASE NOTE: The following T&C’s are only relevant for those Local Authorities (and its users) that subscribe to the Watchsted Inspector Search module from Angel Solutions.

Access to, and use of the Watchsted Inspector Search Module constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this module and also constitute acceptance of the overarching Nexus T&C’s.

  1. The User is permitted to use Watchsted Inspector Search Module for educational purposes within your institution to improve both pupil outcomes and school performance, but specifically excluding the use of Watchsted Inspector Search Module for any commercial purposes.
  2. The Watchsted Inspector Search Module is an optional extra module purchased for your Local Authority from Angel Solutions and deployed as a module within the NEXUS system (from the NCER) and therefore is enabled to the Local Authority on the understanding that the Local Authority will continue to remain a member of the NCER.
  3. The Watchsted Inspector Search Module provides a view of the inspections captured by the Watchsted tool and groups them together against each Lead Inspector.
  4. The Watchsted Inspector Search Module licence fee includes all phone/email technical support and maintenance for the duration of the licence period
  5. Annual licence invoices will be issued each year on the annual renewal date unless multi-year licence and paid up front in year 1.
  6. Cancellation of Watchsted Inspector Search Licence renewal must be provided in writing no less than 30 days prior to the annual renewal date.
    • If cancellation is provided after the 30 day cut-off date, noted above, Angel Solutions reserves the right to apply a cancellation fee of £250+vat
    • If cancellation is provided after the renewal date itself then a pro-rata licence cancellation fee will be applied for each additional calendar month after the renewal date – minimum 1 month
  7. 3 year Contract licence (paying annually)
    • If you have entered into a 3 year agreement and wish to cancel the module licence before the end of your 3 year contract, then you will incur a cancellation fee, paying 50% of the total remaining licence fee per module.
    • The cancellation fee exists because the 3 year price is discounted and has also been amortized over the 3 years (instead of being front-loaded for set-up/increased training/support within your first year).