The Kings CE School in Wolverhampton is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School. It re-opened its doors in September 2012, after a huge technological investment from the Building Schools for the Future Scheme (BSF), which included £1 million to spend on new IT equipment. Through BSF, the school now has a stunning new design and innovative up-to-date facilities, making it one of the most advanced educational establishments in the country. Due to such success, Kings CE School was listed as one of the government’s top 100 schools.
Nick Walton, IT Manager at Kings CE School explained, “The investment from BSF was fantastic as we had a lot of money to spend on our IT equipment. We use IT in everything across the curriculum, product design and manufacturing; it is embedded into everything.”
Before the investment from BSF, Kings’ school had a small amount of desktop computers for the students and laptops for teachers. The 15 teacher laptops were kept in a cupboard, which reduced storage space for other equipment, but was also not very secure. After funding, the school bought numerous amounts of laptops and iPads for the students to use and needed secure storage and charging for the devices. The school contacted LapSafe® to find the best solution for them.
LapSafe® Products is an industry leading expert in managing mobile computing and powering smart technologies. We specialise in providing safe power management solutions that allow charging and data transfer for laptops, netbooks, iPads, tablets and other such devices, in volume.
Nick Walton said, “After consideration, we ordered 13, 30 bay Mentor™ trolleys for laptops, one 20 bay Midi Mentor™ for laptops and six iPad Traveller™ units. Having these units means that we can utilise IT in every classroom, in every department. We have 750 pupils and 130 members of staff; having IT in the classroom helps to revolutionise our students learning experience. The units are reliable and if we need help or have a problem, we know we can call LapSafe® and receive brilliant customer service.”
Nick also added, “IT is extremely important, there are new solutions and products coming along all the time that we need to address. We chose LapSafe® Products for their competitive pricing and because they have the best products on the market with the best functionality.”
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