Education Authority delivers new devices to Nursery School teachers
17 November 2022
Under the Education Information Solutions (EdIS) Programme over 200 new Microsoft Surface Pro devices will be delivered to 94 nursery schools in the coming weeks.
This is part of a unique project with an £18m investment in providing devices to all teachers from nursery school right through to post primary school.
Ashgrove Nursery School is amongst the first nurseries to receive their devices with all devices to reach the nursery schools by Christmas.
Damian Harvey, Interim Head of C2k commented:
“We are delighted to reach the point where we are beginning to roll out the new Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus devices to teachers in the statutory nursery schools. We have been working hard to ensure that these teachers are provided with the same technology as their primary, post primary, special school and EOTAS colleagues.
“These devices will provide access to a range of digital resources and will further enable nursery school teachers to support the latest developments in educational technology to deliver dynamic and personalised learning. They will enhance the classroom learning experience for the children and enable teachers to continue their professional development.”
Each device will be fully managed and supported by C2k for the first time.
Procurement for a new Strategic Partner is currently underway and is expected to be awarded in 2023. Once in place, staff in nursery schools and nursery units will be able to access a wide range of EdIS services and resources to support them in school management and curriculum delivery.
In preparation for EdIS, EA staff have been visiting nursery schools, gathering infrastructure and cabling requirements and will arrange for the internal cabling, upgraded broadband and wireless connectivity to be deployed over the next 12 months.
The EdIS vision is to provide a dynamic educational environment, delivering digital services designed to facilitate unparalleled learning experiences and outcomes, to reduce inequalities for all children and young people and to strengthen the partnerships between pupils, parents, teachers, governors, education agencies and the wider education community, leading to continuous improvement.
For further information on the EdIS Programme.
Photo Caption: Pictured is Gillian Parkinson and Danielle McAlister from Ashgrove Nursery School, Newtownabbey along with Anna Steede from C2k receiving their new Surface Pro Teacher devices delivered by Capita.