Flexibility and control: a checklist for owning ICT support by Michael Oakes

If you’re paying for an ICT support contract or if you are thinking about doing so, you’ll want to be in the driving seat. You will need to make sure you control what you’re ... Read More

Happy staff, happy school – meeting teacher demands through effective ICT support by Michael Oakes

If used correctly, ICT in schools can provide huge benefits for students, teachers and other members of staff. Yet despite the growing trends of technology within education ... Read More

How to demystify ICT support and get value for money by Michael Oakes

You’re thinking about signing up with an ICT support provider – this might be for a number of reasons. Your Network Manager has left or is away due to long-term sickness. Or ... Read More

Quiz: Is your ICT affecting teaching and learning? by Michael Oakes

It’s quiz time – but don’t worry, there won’t be a test at the end. Read the questions and answer as honestly as you can from each person’s perspective. Score a point for ... Read More

Under pressure? How ICT can improve every aspect of school life by Michael Oakes

Does your school sometimes feel like a pressure cooker that needs to let off some steam? Often the day-to-day tasks and challenges are never ending, and no sooner does one ... Read More

How to gain more control over your ICT to support whole - school progress by Michael Oakes

Technology in schools can be great. We’re not just saying that because it’s what we do. We truly believe that technology has the ability to improve engagement and connect ... Read More

Not just computers, more teaching assistance by Jonathan Kilpatrick

On the whole, the jury is no longer out regarding the effectiveness of ICT in schools. Most people agree that students spend so much of their time engaging in life through ... Read More

Shiny ICT or value for money? by Jonathan Kilpatrick

Getting shiny new ICT equipment in a school is always exciting and a great way to showcase innovation. Artificial intelligence looks to be one of the next big attractions ... Read More

Blue light to room 1 – is your emergency ICT call-out effective? by Jonathan Kilpatrick

Some days your ICT probably just works like a dream – in fact you wouldn’t even know it’s there. Other days however, your Wi-Fi might play up, your laptop develops a faulty ... Read More

Where to invest in ICT and ways to make savings by Michael Oakes

Last year a TES investigation used previously-unpublished Department for Education (DfE) data to reveal how officials believe schools can save £3 billion. The finding was ... Read More

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