Primary Technology Ltd

Alwoodley Primary School

Summary

Alwoodley Primary is a two form entry Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ primary school on the outskirts of Leeds.

With their high quality of teaching and learning, Alwoodley have achieved national awards and recognition for excellent practice included the coveted ICT Excellence Award – Best school in Great Britain for ICT learning experience.

  

The Challenge

Alwoodley Primary were being challenged by issues throughout the school including poor wireless connectivity, hardware and network failures as well as an abundance of technology that was not being used effectively.

After listening to the schools requirements and taking the time to understand what the school wanted to achieve, PrimaryT provided a development plan to reinvigorate the usage of ICT in school.

Proactive IT Support

Having used a paper based job logging system with a previous company, staff quickly familiarised themselves with our online job logging system. Not only did the job logging system improve internal communication when a job was completed, it allowed staff to prioritise jobs effecting the teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Wireless Network

Our development plan and site survey highlighted shortfalls in wireless coverage across school. With a planned increase in mobile devices, our first task was to install a scalable wireless solution with a robust warranty to provide full site coverage.

Our partnership with Ruckus allowed us to install a cost effective wireless system, with a full 5 year warranty, future-proofed for any expansion or increase in devices.

Apple Hardware

Following the wireless network improvements, the school were now in a position to invest in new technologies and add to their mobile devices.

Alwoodley Primary chose to add a number of Apple MacBook’s and iPads to their existing suite of HP laptops and LearnPads after a consultation with PrimaryT.

Offering a variety of ICT equipment not only improves pupil engagement, if managed correctly it can also increase staff confidence when using technology.