Staying ahead of the latest developments in the fast-moving world of ICT is a challenge – but one that today’s schools and colleges must meet if they’re to give their students the best chance of success. With our years of experience in IT and in education, we can help you meet it.
We’re taking the current global situation around COVID-19 very seriously here at Toucan, and we want to take this opportunity to let you know that we’re doing all we can to keep our staff and customers safe.
Hear how Heronsgate Primary, in Greenwich, continually recycle and refresh their technology, keeping it up-to-date and reliable, ensuring a positive and ongoing impact in the classroom.
Apple have always had a very real dedication to education. Over the years, this has manifested itself in many ways. From apps to entire training schemes like ‘Apple Teacher’, they have proved time and time again that they are willing to create useful resources for pupils and teachers alike. What’s more, they are all free!
Many schools have had iPads for a while and enjoy the creativity and the engagement they bring to the primary classroom. Tracking and managing work, however, can be a challenge. Seesaw really provides answers to many of these challenges and is free to use.
We are well into the school year and also coming to the point where many schools decide how their technology budgets are spent. If you already have your kit and a great wifi set-up, you could be looking beyond the iPad and Chromebook to engaging add-ons like robots.
Ever since the arrival of the National Curriculum subject ‘computing’ in 2014, figuring out how exactly to teach computer science and coding in a Primary school has become a hot issue.
Apple and Google products may be easy to use, but installation across the whole school requires knowledge and experience. Here at Toucan, we supply and support some of the largest Mac-based educational institutions in the country, and we can guide you through the implementation process.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help with sorting out the iPads and setting them up. Gareth did a brilliant job with no fuss. I was really pleased and appreciated not being needed while teaching. I will be strongly recommending you to any other schools looking to get iPads.
Thank you Andrew; it’s a pleasure working with you. You’ve been friendly, supportive and always willing to find a solution for us. You’re a star!
I just want to put on record our appreciation of the support that Aman provided yesterday, along with the unscheduled additional support today. His work, especially in liaising with LGfL, was instrumental in getting the system back on an even keel. Thank you.
Our relationship with Toucan is always very professional. As a company their values match with ours. The apprenticeship scheme they offer is excellent and gives us ICT support whilst investing in a young person's future career prospects.
I have every confidence to say that working with Toucan and Julian everything is possible. It's really pleasing to see how with you guys (all of Toucan) our school is turning into a completely different technology led school. Well done to everyone.
Just a quick note to say thank you to Alex, who helped me this afternoon with expired tokens. He was super helpful. Great service from Toucan, as usual.
Dear Andrew, I have finally made it to the end of the school year and with that I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for ALL the help and support that you have given me! I am always grateful for your time and sometimes feel I would be lost without you!!
I have just got back from a very valuable morning at Heronsgate which has been immensely helpful. Thanks very much for facilitating this. Your advice is much appreciated.
Thanks so much for sending Andy in today. He was an absolute trooper and slogged away all day at getting us back online. It didn’t take knowledge alone; a lot of creative thinking and determination was required. I was very impressed.
Gareth did a fantastic job. We were both very impressed with what he did which has got us where we need to be with our iPads.
Toucan is a great Mac company that we have been using since it started more than 20 years ago. Staff listen to your needs, treat you intelligently and provide great service. They're always prepared to go that extra mile. And, better still, they do it with a genuine smile.
Julian's training was excellent. Staff were really engaged and motivated. We'll book him again!
Thanks again for your years of continued support and expert advice, it means a lot to us that we can always trust on you to provide nothing less than the best!. You always go the extra mile and I appreciate that.
I meant to email you today to say how happy I was with Andrew's support on Monday. Everything I asked for was possible and completed. There was no moan, no fuss, no impossible thing. Andrew made our training day successful and complete. His patience was tremendous.