Leicester BSF
August, 2014
BSF, Video Wall, SEN

Interactive Screen System roll out at Phoenix Academy

Telford’s Phoenix Academy, a co-educational community based school.  The school hadrecently moved into new premises and is set up to offer an exciting range of learning and teaching innovations, including its intuitive AV System.

Phoenix Academy’s vision was to enable teachers to move simply and quickly between classrooms. This helps to minimise downtime and improve the efficiency of the school day. We worked with Phoenix Academy and Telford and Wrekin Council to conceive and install a cutting edge AV system throughout the school. This cutting edge AV system utilises the very latest technology and bespoke innovations to create simple interactivity for teachers.

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Project Brief

The brief was to design a solution which gave fast connection to the AV system in each room with access to personal and collaborative teaching resources. Within a challenging timescale, our technical team installed 53 Sahara Clevertouch screens with inbuilt We Present software to wirelessly connect to each teacher’s Toshiba Z10T Laptops. The devices can act as a laptop or a detachable tablet, allowing them to teach from anywhere in the classroom. This means they can hand control of the board to any pupil at their desk and connect to all types of content including videos, presentations, bespoke applications, websites, word documents and live TV. The system also features an external web-cam to record lessons and relay in real time on a big screen or replay at a later date for revision purposes.

We worked closely with our manufacturing partner Sahara to create a bespoke screen with inbuilt wireless connectivity, meaning that the solution was completely unique.

“We worked closely with partners including CDEC and Telford and Wrekin Council to design something completely unique and I’m delighted with the results both for the teachers and the way this will improve learning experiences for pupils at the school.”

Neil Stonehouse
Principal, Phoenix Academy

Project Benefits

The tablets mean that the teachers can be more active in the classroom and connect rapidly to the screen to get the lesson started. Due to the wireless connectivity, teachers are now moving between classrooms, enabling pupils to stay in place, which is a more efficient use of school time and meets the requirements of the brief exactly.