IT Infrastructure Supports Teaching and Learning and Saves School ?12,000 a Year
Like most schools today, West Hatch High School is heavily committed to the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for teaching and learning, parental engagement, and administration. The school has five IT suites for general use, two suites for media and music, and three in the business and enterprise department. Sets of portable computers are also available in subject departments for teachers use in class. To take even greater advantage of ICT and establish West Hatch as a hub of anytime, anywhere learning, administrators implemented Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 while virtualising the school's servers, cutting more than ?12,000 a year on hardware and running costs. Future expansion is now affordable because the system can be scaled easily, in line with the school's future needs.