Robert Clack School of Science gains access to state-of-the-art edtech thanks to major IT project

The project leaves the school well-placed to facilitate the use of the latest technology when schools re-open after the coronavirus lockdown

Students from the Robert Clack School of Science will have access to the latest education technology at its new Lymington Fields campus once the school re-opens, all thanks to a major IT project designed to ensure that students and teachers are able to use the latest edtech as part of the curriculum.

The project involved the creation and delivery of a Local Area Network (LAN) at the school’s new site on Royal Anglican Way in Dagenham. On top of this, IT specialist Nowcomm has linked the network to the school’s existing IT infrastructure at its sites on Gosfield Road and Green Lane using a Wide Area Network (WAN).

The school has also mapped and configured more than 60 WiFi access points to ensure all teaching staff and students can access the site while on the move. The school hopes this will support the implementation of tech-driven teaching tools, including interactive, web-connected smartboards and smart devices across a range of classrooms and teaching spaces.

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Nowcomm has pledged to provide ongoing network maintenance and support to the school to ensure continuity of service for the entire community.

Daniel Emerton, senior IT technician at Robert Clack School, said: “Nowcomm presented a comprehensive plan for our school’s IT infrastructure, which would enable 21st century teaching and learning across the entire estate, including the new Lymington Fields site.

“We aim to provide an outstanding holistic education that will ensure the young people of the Robert Clack School community are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to fulfil their potential and make a valuable contribution to society. A key part of this is ensuring they benefit from the latest in education technology and thanks to the infrastructure delivered by the Nowcomm team, we are in a place to do this across all of our sites.”

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