JESS schools are equipped with state-of-the-art technology including powerful servers, wired and wireless RM CC3 networks and more than 490 desktop and laptop computers. Every teaching room is equipped with an interactive whiteboard, projector, internet access and sound system and at least one computer. Both primary schools are equipped with an ICT lab and a mobile ICT lab which allow full class access. In the Secondary school we have four computer labs, one of which is dedicated to music technology. Staff receive regular professional development to continually improve their ICT competence and in-service training is geared towards delivering enhanced learning and teaching through the use of e-technologies.
Virus protection software
JESS schools has anti-virus software which automatically checks for viruses on external devices ‘plugged’ into the network. Staff and students are asked to be vigilant when transferring information between home and school and it is an expectation that home computers used for school work have up-to-date anti-virus software installed. ICT Support
JESS has an ICT support team who:
• Maintain and update all hardware and software on site at JESS. This includes all desktop PCs, school supplied laptops, servers, printers and communications equipment.
• Configure and maintain various software packages and server software Network Access Times
The JESS network is available to students within school hours (8am to 3pm). Printing
Students are allocated 50 printing credits per week. The credits are reset at the start of each week. Students and staff are asked to act responsibly and only print when necessary. Health and Safety
Students are taught about the importance of health and safety when using computers. They are also reminded of the risks (RSI, etc) during ICT lessons throughout their time at JESS.