Schools ICT Support
We can help you make the right choices for your ICT.
The environment is fast changing for schools, with a new government and a new direction, but the need for quality ICT systems and ICT support is as strong as ever. We have been able to take our extensive technical experience to assist schools. Schools have responded favourably and providing ICT services for schools in North Devon have become a growing direction for Westward IT over the last two years. We are therefore committed to our educational presence.
Advice and recommendations
Are you not sure what to do to achieve a goal or solve a problem? We can advise you on what technology could be employed to help you, but without blinding you with terminology. Just by examining your systems and the way you run your school, we can often make recommendations for improvements that you may not have spotted yourself.
Today, technology is going beyond the keyboard and mouse. Many schools are also moving away from traditional computer labs, where the technology is segregated from everyday learning, in favour of mobile devices in classrooms. The new generation of touch-based tablet devices, such as the Apple iPad, open a new world of possibilities for teaching in a new way. We have extensive experience of Apple’s mobile devices. Let us help you harness these new technologies and put you in control through reading eBooks, online research, presenting, creating artwork, taking notes, digital storytelling, playing and making music and promoting creativity.
Do you have a problem that doesn’t seem to have a solution? Let us design and implement bespoke software for you. From a secure classroom menu system, to a full-featured database application for you and your staff, we can help.
Sharing and communicating
Cost effective and efficient communication is a key factor in modern life. Has your school grown to the point of needing its own email solution? We can supply and configure your very own email server and help you transfer all your old emails to it. We can provide a system fully integrated with anti-virus and anti-spam to keep you user’s mailbox free of potentially harmful content and junk. We can also help you extend your functionality with collaboration features such as school-wide calendaring for arranging events, meetings and managing appointments.
Being able to work from anywhere has become a vital part of our modern lifestyles. Accessing your school’s data securely through the internet, even when you are at home or travelling is very empowering. It’s something that many businesses have had for years, but schools have been left behind. We can help you. We have had a great deal of positive feedback where we have implemented this. You no longer have to remember to copy those lessons plans onto a mobile storage device or your laptop to take them home – just access them as and when you need to from home. Share up-to-date information with parents and governors who would otherwise have to rely on being emailed or even posted. It’s using the power of the internet to improve the way you work.
If you would like to become part of our growing list of satisfied customers, please feel free to contact us.
Since I have taken on the role of ICT Coordinator, I have been very lucky to be supported by Westward IT. They have provided excellent technical support and products but have also helped me learn along the way. Any school who wants to make the most of their ICT with friendly and knowledgeable experts should contact Westward IT.
– Gary Bladon – ICT Coordinator, East-the-Water Community Primary School