Are you getting enough from your ICT support package? by Michael Oakes

If you’re paying a monthly fee for any kind of support you want to make sure you are getting good value for the amount regularly leaving your bank account. If you pay for an ... Read More

Ways to deliver competitive advantage through ICT by Michael Oakes

Regardless of the type of school you may be, you will always want your school to be perceived as doing a great job, appearing efficient, professional and forward-thinking. ... Read More

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

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

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Last year a TES investigation used previously unpublished Department for Education (DfE) data to reveal how officials believe schools can save £3 billion.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

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

The Chair of Governor’s role in choosing ICT support by Jonathan Kilpatrick

ICT isn’t just about a computer in a room or a network that manages your school information; it’s about the people who use it, the challenges they face and the value they ... Read More

In the Cloud - Identity is your security... by Darren Baber

The traditional Network Manager The traditional network manager has an on-premise network that they manage themselves. They control, usually through something like CC4 and ... Read More

Password Best Practice by Simon Pennifer

The most significant weakness in any security system is often one of the most basic elements of security - user passwords. In the longer term, passwords will eventually ... Read More

How MATs can drive consistency across schools with ICT by Jesse Johnson

According to the Discover Society article, 'Multi-Academy Trusts in England - are they really accountable?’: “managing and governing collaborative organisations [such as ... Read More

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