William Davis is Primary school in Tower Hamlets that has over 231 pupils aged 3-11. The Head Teacher and Curriculum Manager were looking at ways to create a flexible learning environment. Where pupils can use any device to achieve an objective rather than just being confined to one device for everything.
Levett Consultancy has been working with William Davis for 5 years providing consultancy, training and support. During 2013 William Davis attended the Levett Consultancy Live event where Google demonstrated how G Suite for Education is able to provide a fully immersive, flexible learning environment for FREE.
During late 2013 Levett Consultancy as a Google Partner worked with the Head Teacher and Curriculum Manager to develop a strategy to implement G Suite for Education along with using Chromebooks and LearnPads devices. It was also key that G Suite for Education was integrated with the existing Windows infrastructure to create an extension of the on-premises learning environment.
Levett Consultancy in early 2014 undertook a wireless survey with VMS Network Cabling to ensure the local environment could support 300 concurrent wireless connections. The outcome was to implement Wireless ina School which is based on D-Link award-winning wireless technology that will ensure up to 35 devices per classroom can connect effortlessly to the Internet.
As the Internet is key to using G Suite for Education, Levett Consultancy as an LGfL partner increased William Davis broadband from 20Mbps to 100Mbps. By increasing the wireless infrastructure and broadband capacity William Davis now had the infrastructure in place to support a fully flexible learning environment.
Levett Consultancy then implemented School ina Cloud classic based upon William Davis requirements. This included integrating into a Windows network where Active Directory synchronisation was necessary to create all user accounts and groups. By implementing Active Directory synchronisation William Davis just need to update their on-premise server and new accounts are created and old account removed. Levett Consultancy also ensured G Suite for Education accounts and 2Simple Purple Mash were unified to ensure staff and pupils have just one account to remember.
Once G Suite for Education was implemented Levett Consultancy procured and setup Chromebooks for Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 and LearnPads for Early Years, all stored away in Lapsafe Classbuddy trolleys. Levett Consultancy then also added each new device into William Davis asset system to ensure the school asset register is updated to meet insurance and audit requirements.
The final part and most important part was Levett Consultancy undertaking G Suite for Education and LearnPad training for all staff. The training is delivered over a number of 1:1 and some small group sessions over 6 months to ensure maximum impact using G Suite for Education, Chromebooks and LearnPads.
William Davis now has a full flexible learning environment where data is securely kept in one place instead of on one device. Before everything had to be planned around using just Windows laptops as the only mobile device. Now William Davis staff and pupils can use the most suitable device to achieve desired outcomes. Thus giving William Davis a truly flexible learning environment that is fit for purpose now and the future. Furthermore, William Davis has no ongoing subscription fees like what you would get with a costly Learning Platform.
Levett Consultancy has worked with William Davis for over 5 years, providing outstanding IT strategic and technical support that has had a direct and tangible impact on pupil outcomes.G Suite for Education is another such example of why I recommend Levett Consultancy as William Davis Primary School ICT partner. Catherine Mogan-Slader (Head Teacher)