Information and Communication Technology.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my vision within my new role at Somerset County Council as interim Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Schools and Traded Manager.
My name is Clive Franklin, I'm 55 years old, with a wealth of life and ICT experiences in the modern world of ICT in education. I have been working in ICT since 1984, after serving an Engineering Apprenticeship within the aerospace industry from 1979, and then studying a further five years in ICT. After working with several different companies, I started my own ICT company based in Cornwall delivering ICT to Schools and local businesses in 1991. I have been working within Somerset County Council on the Office 365 Support team since April 2018. With my new appointment to ICT Schools and Traded Manager in December 2018, I would like to share my vision for delivering a more dynamic and robust solutions to all the schools within the Somerset area.
My ICT Vision for Somerset.
My vision is to deliver a single point of contact ICT supply service to all schools within the county of Somerset and beyond. This service will include supply, maintenance, training, guidance and advice in all areas of ICT and will draw on the vast skill base within Somerset County Council. In simple a point of contact for all your schools ICT needs, from phones, computers, websites, hardware, Printing, Networking, Wi-Fi, support, maintenance, hosting and much more…..
To deliver each school with their own individual identity via Office 365, allowing your school to stand out. To supply ICT maintenance and support as and when needed, from helpful and friendly staff, who work for you. These offerings will include flexible support packages, including pay as you go, to full support contracts, designed to each individual school's own needs. Our support will not just be limited to onsite visits, it will include when needed remote support.
Support and develop teachers and school staff, via training, advice and guidance, to assist with achieving the best out of there ICT within their schools, from software to hardware, and the sharing of information with pupils, parents, colleagues and management, also provide the tools to allow cross school interaction within the whole of Somerset.
If you would like any further information or a one to one ICT review with myself directly, or just a discussion about my vision and how we can help your school deliver, please feel free to contact me at any time.