Curriculum Network Support...
Our curriculum support service is delivered through a series of regular and friendly visits, by the same person on the same day of the week. We hope that a school’s consultant will become part of the school team.
We know the most important factor in our support service is the person that visits the school on a regular basis. For this reason we choose our consultants very carefully. Over 40% of our consultants have been teachers and we think this gives us an excellent understanding of the primary school environment. In addition, all of our staff attend regular training sessions, both on the technical aspects of our work as well as the curriculum aspects.
As a company, we have good links with Microsoft, RM, Capita and others which means that we are very aware of what is on the horizon in terms of ICT in schools. We have a newsletter which updates schools to this effect.
Our consultants also have the backup and expertise of 40 other members of staff. This gives us a very large bank of shared knowledge allowing us to solve issues much more quickly and efficiently and making sure that the school is not reliant on just one person.
As well as your regular visits schools have free access to our support team which runs 52 weeks of the year. We have the option to work remotely on issues, but can also come out in an emergency to site if required - including in the holidays.
We use an online support portal for logging all issues. The benefits of this system are that whoever logged the issue will get direct email updates as to progress towards a resolution. In addition to this it means that the school has a complete record of all the issues logged across the year and how long they take to resolve. This can be presented to governors and other interested parties. The support portal has other benefits that are all aimed at ensuring good communication between the school and Turn IT on.
All of the following services are also included as part of a standard Turn IT On curriculum support contract.
Staff training and teaching support
Our staff are able to lead training sessions within staff meetings and our qualified teachers are able to provide direct teaching support in the classroom.
Website and VLE development and support
Our team include a number of specialists in website development and in the development and use of VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments)
Our central services include a specialist Orders team, who can, when requested, source a comprehensive range of ICT equipment for our schools. This team works hard to achieve lowest prices from manufacturers and can advise our schools on the best value products based on our experience in over 250 schools.
Turn IT On is able to deliver ICT Installations of all sizes, from the installation of a single projector to the provision of a complete client/server network or managed wireless system. Our central team includes a dedicated project manager responsible for the coordination of these projects.
Turn IT On are regularly asked to undertake consultancy engagements to support schools establish best and innovative practice in the field of the application of ICT within teaching and learning environments. Schools benefit from the new approaches developed through these projects in other schools, which keep Turn IT On at the forefront of our field.
In addition to regular pre-planned visits we offer an on-demand Pay As You Go support contract. We also have special offers for small school clusters.
Our prices are highly competitive. In a number of schools, Turn IT On! advice has resulted in savings on hardware purchases, that have more than paid for the cost of our services for the entire year.
Please call for further details.