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Free-Microsoft Office Pro

As part of the Education Department’s annual Microsoft agreement, staff and pupils can download and install 10 instances of Microsoft Office Pro Plus on personally owned devices. Please note that this includes 5 installs for desktop, laptop and netbook and 5 mobile installs for phones and tablets for each staff member and every pupil.

Disclaimer In order to qualify for this benefit, you must be an East Renfrewshire employee with a Glow account or a pupil attending an East Renfrewshire school. You must understand that you are entering into an agreement with Microsoft and not East Renfrewshire Council.

 To access the Office Pro Plus installation file please follow the steps below:

  2. Click the Office Pro Plus tile located on the Shared Launch Pad.
  3. The next window will display the Install button as well as links to other useful information.

There is also guidance available on Glow:

Author Event


St Mark’s Primary was very excited to receive an invitation to attend an author event with award-winning illustrator and current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell at Springhill Primary as part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.  We can’t wait!

A brief description of the event:

As Children’s Laureate, Chris is tasked with promoting children’s literature and inspiring children to read. His distinctive illustrations have won wide acclaim and he has collaborated with a wide range of authors. Chris is also an award-winning author in his own right! His well-loved book Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children’s Book Award in 2013.

Chris’ event will focus on the importance of illustration, creativity and imagination. He will introduce his laureateship and share pictures from his laureate log, before picking out questions from the audience, illustrating the answers. This is a fantastic opportunity for your pupils to meet and ask the laureate questions and each child whose question is picked will be presented with the illustrated answer!