Boosting learning potential at the leading edge of ICT

I wrote about Long Eaton School, in Derbyshire, a while ago. Well, their story has now made it onto the official Microsoft Case Study website, and so they are being held up as an example worldwide of what can be achieved with the effective use of technology in learning.

Their case study starts:

Long Eaton is committed to investing in the latest IT as it aims to maintain its “outstanding” OFSTED rating. The school upgraded its technology cost-effectively through the Microsoft School Agreement and implemented Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Now, staff and students have access to intuitive technology, while the IT team can fix problems without interrupting their daily activities.

To keep its “outstanding” rating from OFSTED, Long Eaton School near Derbyshire must maintain an exceptional standard of education for all of its students. When the school moved into a new, purpose-built site in February 2006, it decided to adopt the latest IT.

Richard Vasey, Head Teacher, Long Eaton School, says: “If we are preparing children for the big wide world, we need to replicate that world by providing the latest equipment and software.” ...

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