Consultancy

Consultancy

It is almost a certainty that any ICT specification is unlikely to be straightforward. Considerations of cost against lifespan, compatibility against function, capability against user knowledge, to name a few, ensure that any ICT upgrade is a complex, multi-layered decision. This complicated space has as many pitfalls as peaks and the need for a knowledgeable and trusted adviser is greater than ever.

Connect-Up have both the systems technical knowledge and wider strategic understanding of school ICT to provide high quality consultancy. We can help direct your thoughts and appraise your current set-up then present back to the your leadership team a well-balanced proposal that is tailor-made for your school’s unique circumstances.

Here are some of the ways we can help you:

It is almost a certainty that any ICT specification is unlikely to be straightforward. Considerations of cost against lifespan, compatibility against function, capability against user knowledge, to name a few, ensure that any ICT upgrade is a complex, multi-layered decision. This complicated space has as many pitfalls as peaks and the need for a knowledgeable and trusted adviser is greater than ever.

Connect-Up have both the systems technical knowledge and wider strategic understanding of school ICT to provide high quality consultancy. We can help direct your thoughts and appraise your current set-up then present back to the your leadership team a well-balanced proposal that is tailor-made for your school’s unique circumstances.

Here are some of the ways we can help you:

School Assessment Reports

We create custom action plans for schools that we support. These allow schools to make informed decisions about their future ICT equipment and software upgrades. The report is designed as an aid to budget forecasting and to enable school sto implement long term (3 year) refresh or upgrade plans for their ICT infrastructure.

The information contained within these reports is generated using data from existing school servers, networks & equipment, and any recommendations for replacement are then shown via a “Traffic Light” report (Red/Amber/Green). The report also contains information on key areas where investment would help the school improve their ICT operation, providing enhanced teacher/pupil interaction and maximizing the availability of educational resources.

A sample report for a local school is available for download here

Onsite visits

The Connect-Up support ethos places a major emphasis on the importance of continual contact with our supported schools and is delivered via onsite visits including:

  • CPD Visits (for staff new to role)
  • SLT Updates (capability of SIMS)
  • Health checks (IT and SIMS usage)
  • Update sessions (changes to SIMS)

This ethos, combined with a strong helpdesk team, allows Connect-Up to provide strong, pro-actively focused support to your school.

 

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