School support customer case studies
We work with many schools across Cornwall and Devon and further into the UK including London. Below are some of the comments from our customers as well as our school case studies:
Marlborough School, Falmouth
Marlborough are one of NCI's first customers and we have worked closely with them to develop and advance their ICT. The school has also benefited from our complete school internet services which has been a fantastic success in fact in April 2014 the school were rated 'Outstanding' by OFSTED.
Lesley Clayton, ICT Technician says:
“Marlborough School was one of NCI's first customers and we have had excellent service ever since. Our network is supported by regular on-site visits and remote assistance, as well as the odd emergency rescue! The engineers are very reliable and I have, as the school's IT technician, learnt a lot from them.”
Paula Ross, Assistant Head Teacher says:
"Moving to NCI’s School Internet Service has been a breath of fresh air. We don’t ever want to come off it, it’s too good!"
Cape Cornwall Secondary School, St Just
Julie Nash, Head Teacher reported:
"the advancement of our IT infrastructure, with the superb support of NCI and the Belling Trust, will transform the learning at Cape Cornwall School. At last, the new technologies on offer, match the aspirations of our students and their future of life long learning
Brett Elliott, Former Head Teacher:
"Immediate and enduring positive impressions were formed in my first meeting with the inspirational Director of NCI Technologies, Andy Trish.
Throughout my involvement with NCI Technologies we have built up an excellent, honest and professional relationship with all of the team.
From an initial evaluation through the stages of ‘diagnosis for improvement’ and ‘solutions for implementation’ NCI have revealed themselves not only to be at the forefront of their profession, but also a company that has a great understanding of schools and one that is flexible in creating imaginative student centred ICT provision. The transformation is remarkable both in terms of the excellent provision now available to our students and the superb quality of assistance provided by the staff employed by NCI Technologies.
NCI have been supportive, responsive and efficient in delivering high quality ICT services that have had a significant positive and lasting impact upon staff and students at Cape Cornwall School. We thank them for all that they have done, it is much appreciated and a real pleasure to work with a company whose ethos revolves around professionalism and integrity
Kennall Vale School
Kennall Vale Primary School, Ponsanooth, caters for up to 120 pupil's aged 5-11 years old. The school has a good amount of ICT resources for their pupils including an ICT suite and further PCs, laptops and interactive whiteboards in the classrooms.
On an initial visit to Kennall Vale School to discuss a maintenance contract, NCI found many issues with their ICT infrastructure, including their backup and storage. NCI worked with the school before their contract started to correct these issues including an emergency backup as the school had less than 2 days storage space remaining on their server.
Hazelbury Infant School
Hazelbury Infant School was suffering from extreme power issues, meaning that their ICT facilities were very limited as they could not draw in enough power to run the amount of PCs that they needed.
Our challenge was to provide a new installation of ICT learning equipment into all 17 classrooms and replace their existing, out-dated hardware in the ICT Suite. The aim of the new ICT suite was to provide a ratio of one work station to one child, while keeping power consumption to a minimum.
Based in North London, the school has in the region of 550 pupils aged up to 7 years old. NCI became involved through the Belling Trust, which aims to assist primary schools through funding for ICT equipment.
Helen Giblett, Head Teacher, Heamoor Primary School, Penzance
"NCI Technologies has provided our ICT Support contract at Heamoor CP School for the past two years and we have been very pleased with the service they have provided. When we revised our ICT arrangements in all our classrooms, NCI staff were able to cover all our requirements from benching and cabling to wireless networking and laptops. The work was done professionally, to a high standard, it was completed on time and any “snags” were dealt with promptly and effectively.
We continue to use NCI Technologies because they offer us a bespoke service. Their quotations (like for like) are always competitive and the quality of the products they provide is excellent.
I would be happy to recommend NCI Technologies to other schools."
Doubletrees School near Par in Cornwall, caters for up to 96 pupils from the ages of two to nineteen, deemed as having complex learning difficulties.
Due to the ever increasing change in technologies, Doubletrees School needed to update their entire ICT function. NCI helped them by enhancing their network and installing new PCs, touch screen monitors and an interactive LCD screen.
We worked with the school on the special requirements needed for the children and we have given them a future proof solution which will allow their network to expand.
Sennen Primary School
Sennen CP School is situated in the far South West of England. It is a very small school with around 56 pupils aged 5-11. The school was supported through Belling Trust funding for their initial ICT improvements.
The new Executive Head Teacher at Sennen School wanted to improve the existing, insufficient ICT systems. This included network maintenance, installing new PCs, laptops and software, developing interactive technologies and enhancing the wireless network.
Liz Brand, Head Teacher:
"Having worked with NCI in other schools I immediately contacted the company again when I took over at Sennen. The improvements carried out have revolutionised ICT in the school and all stakeholders are delighted with the new provision. It is a pleasure to have such a dedicated and committed team of professionals working for the school who excel in their field but are able to explain complex ideas in simple terms for those of us who are more technologically challenged! Having the annual maintenance agreement at a very favourable cost also means we can work within our budget. I would recommend NCI in the highest possible terms."
St Marys Catholic Primary School, Falmouth
Susan Buscombe, ICT Co-ordinator comments:
"NCI were instrumental in the design and installation of our ICT suite. The improvements have transformed the use of ICT for teaching and learning in our school. NCI have provided a complete and professional service that has enabled our vision for ICT to be realised.
Penryn Junior School
Penryn Junior School became an NCI customer in 2004. During this time we have completed a couple of larger projects, including the ICT suite install and providing ICT facilities throughout classrooms, we were also instrumental in obtaing grant funding for much of the IT kit.