Digital transformation

AS CLOUD AND COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS ARE PROMINENT AND DELIVER BET TER OVERALL VALUE, NP W IS OFFERING A STRATEGIC SERVICE TO REFRAME ICT SERVICES IN SCHOOLS. THE SERVICE IS OFFERED FROM THE CONSUMERS’ SERVICE PERSPECTIVE RATHER THAN A ‘SERVER REFRESH’, AND WILL ASSESS CURRENT RELIABILIT Y AND CAPACIT Y RISKS TO ENSURE DELIVERY IN A LOGICAL MANNER WITH OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN MIND.

NPW is investing in a vision to equip the children of today with the skills of tomorrow through collaborative learning. Educating the four C’s (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration) is at the heart of NPW’s Digital
Strategy for delivery of ICT services to its customers.

NPW is committed to providing services that deliver maximum value through the use of technology. Our vision is to reduce spend on operational ICT and shift the budget towards education improvement, leading to better outcomes for children. This will also alleviate the added pressure of a potential reduction in budgets, due to funding formula changes.

Phase 1 - Understand
We will assess current services and risks, to understand what is being used and how, to enable risk reduction and better interim performance.

Outputs:

  • A report on shared data within your school to provide information on current
    access and use of data to enable decisions on data cleansing
  • An audit of applications that are being used and their purpose to provide
    visibility on usage/potential duplication.

Phase 2 - Define
We will define a course of action using the information collected from phase 1.

Outputs:

  • A review of shared data
  • A review of applications and their usage
  • Initial CPD and SLT buy-in session provided by NPW Certified Google Trainers
  • A review of any automated processes (account/group creation).

Phase 3 - Implement
We will implement platforms using the design created from phase 2 and reduce capacity and performance risks by migrating documents into Google Drive.

Outputs:

  • CPD for staff in preparation for using Google Docs and Drive and Classroom
  • Implementation of G Suite accounts and groups as per the permissions defined in phase 2 and automation considered
  • Creation of a folder structure as defined in phase 2
  • Roll out of drive file stream to enable Google Drive to be accessed on Windows Machines
  • Migration of files and folders from on-premise infrastructure to Google Drive
  • Consider application audit and alternatives if required.

This will produce the following outcomes:

  • Reduce reliance on on-site server based technology
  • An opportunity to review backup costs and scale down as required
  • Reduce risk of data loss by placing documents on a well-protected and supported resilient platform
  • Children benefiting from using Google as a collaborative platform
  • Teachers benefiting from using Google Classroom as a learning platform
  • No longer require on-premise storage disks, with Google Drive offering unlimited capacity for free.

If you’re interested in Transforming your school, you can find us on the Governments G-CLOUD Framework.