As the pioneers of continuous professional development within the computer curriculum, Soltech IT recognise that staff confidence and competence in the use of ICT within the classroom is key to ensuring a successful education.
To help schools, Soltech IT provides a number of CPD training events which are held throughout the year by our educational and technology consultants. These CPD events look at how best to use technology and applications within the classroom whilst meeting the objectives of the computer curriculum.
Our CPD events cover a wide range of topics including, E-Safety training, business manager cost saving / grant funding programmes, Apple / MDM training and much more.
We are also able to provide training at INSET days or at staff meetings. To learn more about our CPD events,click here.
Meet Tom, he's our £15,000 autonomous, programmable humanoid robot, that among other things can teach pupils French!
Secondary, Primary, Pre-Schools and Nursery’s will benefit from the FREE use of our, loan ‘Computer Curriculum Resource Boxes’.
These boxes are full of different software applications, games and gadgets each designed to be used in accordance with the computer curriculum, whilst catering for the varying age groups within a school, i.e. Early Years, Key Stage 1/2/3.
Each of the three areas of the curriculum are covered, computer science, digital literacy and information technology.
Teachers are able to teach pupils about the component format of computers and how they are built and work, children can actively program, modify and debug software whilst learning about algorithms.
A variety of subjects and areas are covered, including, but not limited to:
French (or other languages)
Fine Motor Skills
Each box comes complete with instructions and lesson plan projects. One of our curriculum consultants will provide FREE on-site training in the use of each individual curriculum box, assisting teachers and supporting staff.
"In 2017 we held our first Computing week at St Keyna Primary. Without the support of Soltech and the free use of their resource boxes, it wouldn't have happened. As it was, the week provided an excellent opportunity for IT to be showcased and explored. We had dancing robots to launch the week in assembly and a carousel of activities for classes to partake in through the week. Our children loved their learning, accomplished lots of programing and were thoroughly inspired by the IT on offer."
Richard Eaton, Deputy Head Teacher - St Keyna Primary School
Here's another excellent grant funding opportunity for schools catering for pupils with additional needs and disabilities.
The Toy Trust
Founded by the BTHA, the Toy Trust- the industry’s charity- exists to raise money predominantly from the toy industry, its suppliers and friends; and distribute the money raised to organisations helping disadvantaged and disabled children within the UK and abroad.
The main functions of the Toy Trust:
Co-ordinates and organises various fundraising activities for its members
Makes donations only to charities for children
Provides emergency aid in any crisis involving children
Money raised through fundraising events and other initiatives is distributed by the Toy Trust committee that meets five or six times each year to allocate grants to children’s causes in need of support. All projects and charities, whether local, national or international, will receive consideration from the committee.
With the help of the many supporters of the trust, from across the entire industry, over £4 million has been raised since its inception.
Toy Trust funds help disadvantaged children and their families to:
As the service delivery manager, I do a bit of everything. Along with 1st line support & in house repairs, I organise engineers to fix any logged faults coming in and any new installs and upgrades, as well as working closely with the sales team.
What skills do you think you bring to your role?
I have over 8 years of IT sales and repairs experience. I am a great people person and very good at organising.
What is your favourite piece of tech or gadget?
Virtual reality and anything wireless as I hate wires.
Outside of work what is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
I am a big NFL fan, Football fan and love gaming. I am also a nightclub DJ.
What are you listening to/ reading/ watching at the moment?
Rocking out to pop punk music. Love watching WWE and Harry potter.
Who would you invite (real, fictional, dead or alive) to your dream dinner party?
Dwayne Johnson, Albus Dumbledore, Stewie Griffin and Lee Evans.
After a welcome and lovely break over Christmas and New Year; last week the team hit the ground running and headed back into the office. After a very busy but brilliant 2017, we can't wait to see what 2018 has to hold and are excited to see what it brings.
To kick things off we have a few vacancies available and are looking for some committed & talented people to join our team. We are the hunt for both a full and part time schools technician to be based from our Bristol Head Office. If you know someone looking for a new role for the new year, we'd love to hear from them
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get to grips with your IT & data security or to be able to understand & implement GDPR ready for May, we'd love to chat with you. Make sure to pop us a message
or get in touch on 0117 2140 299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Soltech IT we truly love the work do for our business and education customers; we strive to go above and beyond to provide brilliant, trusted IT support and services for all of our clients. This is why hearing wonderful feedback really makes our day! The below came through to our UK Technical Director, Adam, last week and we couldn't be happier.
"Huge huge thanks for finding my document, I can’t thank you enough.Anyway, thank you loads, and sorry to have troubled you, but your halo was shining."
Looking to switch IT support suppliers or would like to chat through the different services and support we can offer? Pop us a message here
, email us at email@example.com or give us a call on 0117 2140 299 - we'd love to chat with you!