IT for Education
Whether you’re a school, college or university that outsources your IT support or has an internal IT team, we can develop a whole new IT for education strategy that is cost effective and focuses on enhancing the learning experience. We can work alongside your existing team or as your trusted education partner to introduce new products and services focused around solid infrastructure, security and cloud.
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Gatehouse School Case Study
Gatehouse School is an independent school based in the heart of London’s East End which caters to children aged three to eleven. While Gatehouse School previously had an IT facility in place, the setup wasn’t working for them. The school had a contractor on site for a few days per week but were not satisfied with the arrangement, so looked elsewhere for something more suited to their needs.
After meeting with Lee Dredge, Vizst’s COO, Gatehouse School decided they really liked Vizst’s values and the work Vizst does with schools. Vizst now has a member of staff – Paul Frary – based at Gatehouse School. Paul works with the core Vizst projects team to support Gatehouse School’s IT activity as well as deliver and implement changes for the school.
Paul is with Gatehouse five days a week in term time and operates as onsite IT support. Paul, along with the Vizst projects team, support Gatehouse School with implementing changes to the infrastructure. This means that Gatehouse can raise support tickets through Vizst and Paul will take actions onsite – this includes physical work with machines, desktops, laptops, dealing with any requirements needed to log into computer rooms, and risk assessments – some of which fall into GDPR requirements.
Paul’s scope also extends to infrastructure and network support. With any large-scale operations or changes that are needed, Gatehouse will instigate conversations with Paul who relays these back to Vizst. Paul and the Vizst projects team then action any subsequent changes that need to be made. The overall view of Vizst from Andrew Noakes, Head Teacher at Gatehouse School and James Bishop, Bursar at Gatehouse School is that there is a good all round response from Vizst, including the staff in Bournemouth, and they are exceptionally happy with Vizst. James Bishop added “Paul is fantastic and we are very lucky to have him.
Connect with Care
In partnership with AFC Bournemouth, Connect With Care is an initiative focused on internet Safety workshops which aimed to help educate young people on safe internet use.
Each one hour long classroom-based lesson looked at what children use the internet for, and what information they should and should not share on the profiles they create on the numerous apps and websites they use. Using small groups and classroom discussions, we looked at the difference between personal and non-personal information and discussed why certain pieces of information about ourselves should not be shared online.
The workshop also used video to look at the dangers of having open profiles about us on the internet which share personal information. Lastly, the lesson covered prevention methods of keeping away dangers associated with using the internet.
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