Independent Jewish Day School
The Independent Jewish Day School (IJDS) is a modern Orthodox school in Barnet, London. The mixed academy caters to primary school children between the ages of 4 -11 years old. Realising their ICT equipment was becoming outdated and ineffective, the school required a managed service partnership. The goal was to modernise their ICT, deploy new equipment and advance the school’s ICT curriculum.
Together the Independent Jewish Day School and Joskos Solutions drafted a step-by-step plan. The plan would ensure immediate improvements to the schools ICT and a clear path and vision for the future that the school’s Senior Leadership team can feel confident in.
A Fresh Start
First the school’s ICT infrastructure was updated. Joskos Solutions was brought in to update the schools network, wireless system, server and backup systems. Secondly, the ICT suite was completely removed. The school wanted more mobility in the classroom prompting the move away from desktop computers. Joskos assisted the school with acquiring new laptops for the students and staff. The laptops were reimaged to better suit the school’s unique dynamic environment.
The interactive whiteboards were replaced with much more modern and attractive interactive flat panels from SMART Technologies to better facilitate learning and classroom interaction for the students. Today children are very familiar with touchscreen technology so they find interactive flat panels intuitive to use. SMART interactive flat panels are designed with “plug in and play” capability making it easy for teachers to use with minimal set up. The interactive display capabilities, easy to access features and cloud based connectivity make interactive flat panels the central hub of the class room as they promote collaboration between students in a fun and interactive manner.
As part of our managed services, Joskos Solutions offers the provision and management of network-based services, applications and equipment to schools. A dedicated engineer was assigned to the Independent Jewish Day School, providing onsite specialist skills and knowledge.
“I really like working at the school because they’re really progressive…It’s a great environment because there is always something new happening.” – Stuart, Joskos onsite Technical Support Engineer.
Stuart and IJDS also have access to remote support from Joskos. Our ticketed support system ensures any issues flagged at the school can easily be tracked, escalated and dealt with in an efficient and timely manner.
Looking forward to the future:
The Independent Jewish Day Schools’ ICT vision has been nothing short of ambitious from the start, making them an inspiring partner school.
“It has been great working with Joskos to achieve our school ICT vision. They have been helpful in providing quotes, equipment and support when needed. They are always there at the end of the phone or email to help with any queries or issues that are raised by members of staff and our on-site technician Stuart is always happy to help and fantastic at sorting out any problems that might arise.” – Tsofia Barnett, IT co-ordinator at the Independent Jewish Day
Progress and continuous improvement are important to the leadership team at The Independent Jewish Day School. The new technology in the school enables teachers to better integrate ICT into their lessons as well as advance the schools’ IT curriculum. We are happy that our support enables staff at the school provide a more effective and efficient learning environment for students.
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