ACS CASE STUDY: Beeston Primary School
It was approaching the end of the year and Beeston Primary School was evaluating its current ICT Provision. They decided they wanted to step up the external support they received so went out to tender for the contract.
Process and Implementation
After an initial meeting with Beeston Primary School’s senior leadership team and conducting a site survey to look at what ICT software and hardware was in place, ACS provided a detailed report showing how they could assist with future proofing the education providers ICT.
In the mist of the digital age, the school opted for the installation of three 65″ CleverTouch screens in their year six classrooms, additional engineer support from one day a week to two and most recently a network upgrade that included two new servers and wireless hub.
· Proactive relationship with ACS
· An ongoing strategic plan
· Confidence with technology thanks to ongoing training
· An additional (external) support team
· Dedicated ACS engineer and team for ongoing support
· Use of the Helpdesk email for efficient problem solving
· Wireless Hub to assist with iPad learning
· Ongoing Road Mapping for continuous developments
· Implemented procedures making staff roles easier
Mike McEwen – ACS Director
“We have worked with Beeston Primary School for almost two years and during that time we have revolutionised their ICT strategic development – enabling the team to use the latest technology to engage pupils. Alongside this, we have installed quicker and safer servers and a new wireless hub for foundation students to be able to work with hand held tablets in and out of the school building.
“We have built a fantastic professional relationship with Beeston Primary and on visiting, our engineers feel part of the team. I for one am very excited about the future developments of the ICT provision in the school as we continue to work together to deliver on all aspirations.”
Val Haney – School Business Manager
“Since we appointed ACS as our new ICT support, we have been extremely happy with the work they have completed. They have fully accommodated our needs and enhanced our ICT provision which has helped pupils and staff alike – making our jobs easier.
“We have our ACS engineer Matt with us in school every Tuesday and Friday and he feels like part of the team. He is here on hand if we have any issues as well as constantly looking for new ways to drive systems forward. Matt has also re-networked our bank of TV screens that were already in place before we appointed ACS which means we can use these again – saving us money.
“ACS always go above and beyond and most importantly they listen, take on board and implement systems that exceed expectations. I would recommend ACS to any education provider or business looking for a fresh approach that really works! “