Additional ICT
Services

School Business Services offers a range of supplementary services that can be utilised during contracted visits, or as individual consultancy projects.


ICT Strategy Report

We can deliver a comprehensive audit of your school’s ICT to create a detailed 5 year development plan.

How we work:

1. Visit – An SBS ICT specialist will visit your school at a suitable time to ensure minimal disruption to classroom learning. This service is available all year round to provide advice when your school needs it most.
2. Audit – We will complete a review of your school’s ICT, including manufacturer, model, age, capacity and suitability of your equipment, network and teaching suites.
3. Report – A detailed report of your ICT will be provided to outline recommended upgrades and draft budgeting information.
Once provided, we can carry out the upgrades recommended in our ICT Strategy Report via our managed services or Senior ICT Strategist service.
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The areas covered in our ICT Strategy Report range include network infrastructure, internet connection, interactive devices and ICT suites.

Senior ICT Strategist

At SBS we strive to deliver a complete ICT service for your school as this level of support allows us to maximise our impact on teaching and learning. To implement your technology strategy we can provide a responsible and proactive Forward Strategist.

Provide leadership

  • Plan any ICT projects and improvements alongside School Leadership Team (SLT)
  • Attend SLT & Governor meetings to deliver demonstrations and lead discussions
  • Provide the information and justification on the latest technology and give independent advice on ICT projects and initiatives

Coordinate ICT projects

  • Implement the school’s strategic ICT objectives and manage the procurement of equipment
  • Lead the onsite technicians to meet the requirements of the school
  • Deliver the school’s development strategy. An ideal service to implement the upgrades recommended as part of our ICT Strategy Report

Be communicative

  • Respond to emails and calls at all times for ICT matters
  • Be the escalation point for all important ICT activity and be charged with resolving issues as quickly as possible
  • Provide a monthly report on project progress and system performance
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Remote support services and automation

Remote access to servers and clients on LGfL supported software to help support users with any issues they have. Automation for deployment or scripting to enhance the schools running of ICT across the school including new ways to manage the schools network.


Professional services in ICT

SBS offer a wide range of professional services which include technical consultancy on network, server and applications used across education. We also offer ICT training in Microsoft technologies such as Office products including Office365 for education.  SBS also offer bespoke CPD training for delivering ICT Curriculum, eSafety to staff, pupils and parents.


Project management

SBS have PRINCE2 qualified project managers to help plan, implement and communicate projects scheduled in schools, this can be from new building works to server rebuilds to ensure the project is completed to time and budget.


ICT Training Courses

We recognise the changing needs of education and the importance of continued professional development for all support staff and teachers. Our specialist team has extensive experience of working in education and has a proven track record in delivering bespoke CPD training for Microsoft Office, Office365, interactive technology, computer curriculum and eSafety to schools.

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Technical support and knowledge in SIMS products

The MIS support service is delivered by a dedicated, Capita accredited team of experienced educational consultants, with a wealth of skill and practice in the delivery of MIS support. The service is designed to support schools and academies in making the most of pupil data management and reporting. The School Business Services MIS and ICT teams work closely together to ensure your school’s software, hardware and infrastructure are optimised for your SIMS system.

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Procurement services

School Business Services has formed strong partnerships with leading vendors and distributors to provide very competitive prices on a wide range of products. SBS Procurement services seek best value and quality for all types of hardware, software licencing and new mobile technologies, interactive boards and network and wireless solutions.

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