1 ICT Strategy Consulting Services for Schools. Helping schools to establish a clear vision for ICT.
2 ICT Strategy Consulting Services for Schools. ICT has transformed the way that children learn and teachers teach. As the gap between technology and learning continues to close, it is imperative for schools to introduce an effective ICT strategy that will maximise the potential of every child by offering the best possible digital learning experience. A wide range of ICT elements that are essential to the school improvement process and ongoing management are equally as important to long-term success. We understand the challenges faced by schools ICT is an essential part of every schools success. From our experience, schools always have different requirements from their ICT systems, yet the following goals always remain the same: Promote a safe and secure learning environment Provide students with the best possible digital learning experience Conform to and exceed OFSTED measures Surpass national targets Meet the requirements to deliver the new 2015 computing curriculum In order to achieve the above goals, it is essential for schools to introduce an effective ICT strategy that provides a clear vision for the role technology will play in supporting the computing curriculum and ongoing school management. Are you maximising your schools annual ICT budget? The number of new technologies available to schools in 2015 continues to grow at an exponential rate. These include mobile devices and cloud-based applications used in the classroom for teaching, learning and essential infrastructure technologies that reside in the server room, including windows servers, firewalls, switches and backup devices. With an overwhelming number of new technologies, a limited annual ICT budget and the continued pressure to surpass targets and exceed measures, it has never been more important for key decision makers to make the correct purchasing decisions at the very first time of asking. Without a clear ICT strategy in place, your school is at risk of making purchasing decisions that will damage your learning environment and the school improvement process.
3 Meet the challenges with a clear vision for ICT Our ICT continues to assist a growing number of schools by helping them to introduce a successful ICT strategy to meet the needs of the computing curriculum and the school improvement process. We embrace a wider role in the school improvement process, consulting and working with your internal ICT function, third party consultants, head teachers and senior leaders. We provide a clear vision for applying a successful ICT strategy that is defined by the following evaluation process: 1. Review of the schools existing ICT provision and how technology is used 2. Assessment of the challenges faced by your school 3. Defining the goals that your school is trying to achieve We will deliver a comprehensive report, listing a series of recommended changes that will have a positive impact on school improvement and a blueprint for introducing a successful ICT strategy that will help you to achieve the following objectives: Define the role of ICT in the curriculum, school management and school improvement Maximise the schools existing ICT infrastructure to support the delivery of the new computing curriculum Maximise the schools existing ICT admin network infrastructure to support on-going school management and school improvement Ensure value for money through intelligent purchasing decisions Establish defined staff roles, management structures and define the roles of outsourced services Implement ongoing ICT training and consultancy to support your staff in their defined roles Introduce new, or evaluate existing school ICT and e-safety policies Introduce and develop online learning facilities Introduce a long-term strategy to future-proof your schools ICT Infrastructure Our ICT has over 20 years ongoing experience implementing successful ICT strategies for educational establishments. Our team of directly employed ICT consultants all come from a background of working within the education sector.
4 Why work with Our ICT? Dedicated to education Our ICT continues to serve primary schools, secondary schools, academies and colleges, providing a fully comprehensive range of ICT services and solutions exclusively to the education sector. Your trusted ICT partner A growing number of schools trust us with the responsibility of all day-to-day IT operations. We can become accountable for the performance of ICT network, providing expert advice and professional assistance when you need to make difficult strategic decisions. Our ICT enforces strict recruitment procedures, adhering to a safe internal recruitment policy. All staff members are subject to annual disclosure and barring services (DBS) checks. We are your local ICT services company With offices located in central London, the east London/Essex border and Hertfordshire, we continue to work with educational authorities across London and the Home Counties. We provide scheduled onsite support in addition to sickness, absence and annual leave cover at short notice. We understand education We understand our responsibilities as a services provider to the education sector We only apply cost-effective long-term strategies, avoiding costly short-term solutions We recognise how technology enables the delivery of effective learning We know how to deliver technology as an effective learning tool We are fully accountable for the performance of your IT network infrastructure We can work within the financial constraints placed on head teachers and key decision makers who are responsible for reducing costs without sacrificing service levels We retain the knowledge and skills required to implement technology as an effective learning tool. Our dedicated technical support team has extensive knowledge of past and present technologies that continue to be used throughout the education sector. Continued partnerships with key educational suppliers ensure that we have access to the latest resources.
5 We build long-term relationships We build long-term working relationships with schools and academies through continuous delivery of network infrastructure improvements, leveraging maximum efficiency from your schools annual budget. We build long-term technology solutions We only apply cost-effective long-term technology strategies, avoiding costly short-term solutions. A better approach to service We have an outstanding reputation for delivering a consistently high standard of service. This reputation is enhanced by exceptional customer retention statistics and numerous references available from various schools, academies and colleges. Our London-based education service desk provides expert advice and ongoing support to teachers, students and support staff. In addition, we are committed to the support and development of your internal IT staff. A transparent service We deliver a transparent service through our dedicated online help desk. You will be able to: Report new issues and track existing issues online Monitor and review our performance levels Download customised service reports Over two decades experience Our ICT has over 20 years ongoing experience, delivering an extensive range of technology services and solutions. Every member of our support team has proven experience working with technology in education delivering services that include scheduled onsite support, IT manager support, complex project management, cloud technologies and network auditing. Simplified communication Our ICT understands the importance of transparent communication. We promise to communicate effectively with teachers and support staff, keeping ICT simple by speaking in plain English and avoiding any unnecessary technical jargon.
6 Our Accreditations Our ICT is a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller and a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner of fifteen years. Retaining Microsoft gold certified status further enforces our competence and proven skills in supporting the latest Microsoft technologies. In 2011, Our ICT attained the ISO 9001 accreditation, further enforcing our commitment to delivering a consistency high standard of service. In June 2014, Our ICT also became an ISO accredited organisation, demonstrating our commitment to delivering the highest standards of information security management. As a VMware Enterprise partner (academic specialisation), Our ICT retains continued access to extensive resources and ongoing training that allows us to deliver innovative cloud and virtualisation solutions to the small business sector. Our ICT is also a Veeam Gold pro partner. As an Apple certified support specialist, our team of service desk engineers and field desk technicians retain Apple certified technical coordinator and support professional certifications, demonstrating our proficiency in maintaining the latest Apple technologies. As an official Ruckus wireless technology partner, Our ICT continues to plan, deploy and maintain wireless technology networks for schools, academies and colleges. As a Dell registered partner, Our ICT is able to sell all Dell products to the education sector at discounted rates. Our partnership status enables us to assist you with purchasing the right hardware for your school s needs.
7 Where to find us Chingford office address 132 Station Road Chingford London E4 6AB (Located directly opposite Chingford train station). How to contact us Contacting support Contact sales us Find us on the web Find us on Twitter Find us on Facebook
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