G Suite Enterprise for Education (GSEfE) and Chrome Management Licences

There is no doubt that Cloud services have helped underpin the country wide push for remote learning over the past 11 months. For many, Google have been at the hart of it. Whether supporting remote working for you team or you have been all in with Google Classroom and live on-line lessons, everyone has been experiencing the value Google Cloud …

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G-suite and MS 365 setup is Free for Schools – Thank you DfE

DfE Funding Forms: With schools experiencing mounting pressure to support remote teaching, its important you find the best platform to meet your school’s needs. Trying to work out your own ways of doing this can be hard – If you have the Microsoft or Google platforms working for you though, running a class, collaboration, video links, and setting work is so simple it’s almost self-explanatory.   Just in …

Training educators during lock-down

Use Lockdown to Develop Your Team

While the majority of industries are suffering greatly during this period, schools continue to operate as best they can with the tools and resources they have. While other industries such as construction, continue to operate and move forward with their current projects. SO how can schools do the same, and use this time to keep their projects and strategies progressing? …

Remote Teaching Resources

Remote Teaching Resources and Tools

The last few weeks have put an undeniable strain on educators as they were propelled into remote teaching with little to no warning. To assist educators in their transition to remote teaching, we have compiled a range of online tools teachers can use for lesson prep, student engagement and supporting pupils during this period. We hope this blog provides some …

6 Things to Consider During Your Next Video Call

Video calls are not exactly the newest thing to grace the technology stage – in fact, Skype has been doing it for well over 10 years. But they are quickly becoming our biggest lifeline for maintaining communication both in our personal and professional lives.   Put simply.  The various video chat platforms around are not complicated to use, but it also doesn’t take a lot for them to become a painful or unpleasant experience.   We have …

Coronavirus: updates, support and resources

Last updated 09/07/2020 We will continue to update this blog with helpful updates, announcements, and resources as long as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact schools and businesses. As the situation continues to evolve and the Government ramps up their measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus in London, we are doing what we can to continue to support our …

Challenges school face with EdTech

5 Challenges Schools May Face When Adopting EdTech

Despite the rapid growth of the Educational Technology (EdTech) industry and support from the DfE  many UK schools are yet to experience its benefits. The DfE unveiled their Education Technology strategy in April last year, which aims to pioneer modern solutions to common challenges faced by schools. Ultimately, they plan to reduce staff workloads, better student learning and assist those students with special needs and disabilities through innovative technologies.  So, what challenges are schools faced with when looking to adopt new technologies?  1. Tight Budgets  Despite financial efforts …

Case Study: Glenthorne High School

Case Study: Glenthorne High School

Glenthorne High School is part of the Willow Learning Trust employing over 250 staff members and educating over 1500 pupils every year. They are a well-established, national teaching school specialising in the arts and committed to high-quality teacher training. Problem Glenthorne’s IT manager was struggling with the School’s server and storage environment. The School was running three VMware hosts connected …