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The school/college has around 100 staff working hard to provide services to its 583 students. All students have a severe, profound or multiple learning difficulty and additional complex communication needs. Many students have autism, multi-sensory and/or physical impairment, and rely heavily on the IT infrastructure at the school to work reliably and consistently so that their education and care are continued daily.
The school’s IT systems are required to run specialist education software and store the myriad of Microsoft Office files produced in the students’ education and care plan and in the administration of the organisation as a whole. As well as this the school also stores large amounts of video files recorded every day to aid the students’ learning and evidence progress. They are also used for the purpose of individual medical case reviews and educational assessments.
The school IT infrastructure has grown over time from a few desktop PCs to an IT estate of around 150 PCs and laptops spread throughout the buildings. Behind the scenes seven Dell servers run the entire school’s applications and store the working data.