masthead Schools ICT Consultancy
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It has been very rewarding to work with SCS on this project.

Joan Young, Principal
Kirklees Creative & Media Studio School

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What are typical questions from recent SCS projects?

SCS’s experience ensures that your ICT planning will complement any revisions to pedagogy and related continuous professional development (CPD) programmes. The benefits of your investments in technology can therefore be realised across the whole of the curriculum and your organisation.

  • 'How should I prioritise my capital investments – there are too many areas where we need to refresh our equipment right now?’
  • 'How can we use tablet devices more effectively in our teaching and learning? What subject areas are best suited to trialling working with tablets?’
  • 'How can we implement a wireless network that is scaleable so that it can grow with the extra number of students that are expected over the next three years ?'
  • 'What are the options for feeding news and announcements to the digital displays around the school?’
  • 'We want to use the Internet for projects but we also want to ensure our students are appropriately protected from cyber abuse. How can we balance these needs?’
  • 'How can I unify my management systems onto the same software platform (e.g. across our school federation)?'
  • 'What is the best shared services model for group ICT services as we build our Academy chain?’
  • 'How can we set up remote connections to employers for our work experience programmes, which are secure and which will protect our students when they are off-site?’
  • 'What is best use of 'Thin Client’ technology in a school network? Where would I start with such a project?’
  • 'What levels of savings could we achieve in our electricity bills by using a virtualised server and desktop infrastructure?’
  • 'What applications can I run using Cloud computing services without compromising my data?'
  • 'How can we protect ourselves against viruses and security threats as part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy if we allow students to use their own devices in school?’
  • 'We have limited in-house ICT skills and people. What is the best approach to using third-party services for support? How do we set and monitor service levels?’