North East Primary School

The Challenge

The school needed to achieve control and freedom from the local authority over its IT and support services to meet the needs of its pupils and teaching staff. They also wanted to look at the way the future of learning will be delivered in the classroom. This required:

  • A flexible new campus-wide wireless network that could be cost-effectively upgraded in the face of changing needs.
  • Safe and secure internet services to support BYODs and school laptops.
  • Easy-to-use technology.
  • An added-value solution supported 24/7.

The Solution

A comprehensive overhaul of the IT infrastructure and technology saw Calibre devise and deliver a state-of-the-art secured as standard solution, based around Meraki cloud-based wireless network technology.

This provided the backbone for new Wi-Fi internet, firewall and platform services to provide teachers with secure remote access to IT services.

Along with this, a new BYOD strategy has improved and enhanced access to learning for the children. Meraki’s system manager lies at the heart of a value-added solution that allows the school to manage staff and pupils’ mobile devices.

The platform also enables staff from the head teacher downwards to benefit from secure enterprise grade network access whenever they need to quickly install software and applications relevant to teaching subjects.

The Benefits

Network performance levels have increased seven-fold, bringing benefits to all quarters. The flexibility and adaptability of the new technologies coming on stream will ensure BYOD learning is cost effectively supported now and into the future.

The introduction of IPads for comprehensive early years’ pupil profiling is providing time and cost savings. Parents receive emailed learning and behavioural objectives and progress reports whilst pupils benefit from improved learning.

The Meraki solution offers flexibility in terms of free software updates and features while being highly redundant and resilient with 99.999% up time. It comes with a lifetime warranty with next day replacement units as standard.

But the ultimate testament to the project’s success is a lasting legacy of an enhanced learning environment. Pupils’ lives are enriched by better, faster and safer access to online education resources wherever they are and whatever time of day it is – 24/7 learning for the 21st Century.

The stats.

100%

safe and secure internet

£20k

saving realised

200

happy students

15%

saving in teaching time

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