For any Education Institution, purchasing ICT represents a crucially important investment which will demand careful consideration and expert guidance. At Gaia Technologies we can provide a full suite of ICT solutions to meet the needs of any Educational institution.
Whatever your institution type, whether you are a primary school under local authority control, a free school, academy, UTC, SEN school or any other type of institution, Gaia can fully manage the provision of ICT hardware, asset management, wireless solutions, or provide a complete managed service for all your ICT systems.
We have more than 20 years of experience of working within the education sector, with hundreds of schools, academies, UTCs and Colleges across the UK benefiting from our unique range of solutions and services. As a testament to the service we provide to the education market, we are one of only twenty ICT companies on the DfE approved ICT services suppliers’ (formerly Becta) framework, and one of only five companies to have been on each Becta framework since the initial framework was released in 1998.
We know that with any technology comes the risk of hardware or software failure, and this can have a damaging impact particularly on a schools ability to provide teaching. Gaia’s unique ICT support services provides complete cover for your ICT systems by experienced and highly qualified ICT engineers and technicians.
Gaia gives you complete reassurance, vastly reduced incidence of problems, and full emergency support cover for those times when the unexpected happens. Our service is flexible and resilient, designed to meet your challenging needs. Attention is given to optimizing the efficiency of your network and server, Internet security, e-mail facility, backup strategy, virus protection, and administration.
Gaia’s approach to educational ICT
Gaia believes in a holistic approach to ICT, particularly for ICT for Education. We view the school as a whole and design our ICT solutions from the ground up. We understand that all learning spaces can be used for a wide range of different learning styles, and we believe that the use of ICT can maximize the educational experience. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive ICT solutions incorporating robust technical solutions, support and training, innovative design, reliable end-user devices and the provision of a range of options for ICT Managed Service.
We are resolute in our belief that technology has an essential role to play in enabling flexibility in learning spaces. ICT should be designed to remove barriers and enable a wide variety of teaching and learning to take place. Our vision is to drive the use of ICT across the curriculum and embed ICT into learning and teaching. We believe that technology should be used as a teaching tool, and when used properly can open up new possibilities for teachers and students.
Gaia believes in developing ICT solutions with schools through working together in real partnership. We operate under the philosophy that our relationships should be based on mutual understanding, respect and effective partnership. We recognise that in order to offer a truly educationally focussed ICT solution we must design specific ICT solutions that are tailored to the particular needs of each school. We must respond to and contribute towards the development of each student, offering support and innovation as well as providing challenge in the spirit of true partnership.
What we can offer to your school
As part of the holistic approach, we work to design highly integrated ICT services and solutions that include, among other things:
- Support for personalised learning and flexible use of spaces, including small group work, more movement in classrooms and enhanced presentation positions
- Flexible ICT solutions to support diverse approaches to teaching
- A display rich environment that enables broadcast sharing of news and information, and the multi-functional use of spaces, not only for teaching and learning but also for meeting, eating, working and celebrating achievement
- Support for a 1:1 computer-to-teacher device ratio so that any teacher can be ready to engage their students, quickly and without distraction
- All areas including standard classrooms are specified for mobile computing, supported by appropriate power and data provision, including wireless and hardwired network access.
- Selected spaces will be able to support more ICT rich learning experiences with higher levels of hardwired power and data provision and enhanced wireless network connectivity
At Gaia we believe that ICT can help promote a positive climate for teaching and learning and help build a sense of community through increased communication and celebration of achievement between students, teachers, parents and visitors. We believe in the ability of technology to excite, engage and inspire. Our goal is the same as yours – to help students learn.
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