The Woodmansterne School is a community school in London, United Kingdom. Beginning as a small yet well-regarded primary school, Woodmansterne has since expanded its scope to include secondary education. In pursuit of its mission to give students the best education, Woodmansterne proudly adheres to six core values: integrity, cooperation, aspiration, respect, unity and responsibility.
It’s brand new secondary facility was completed in 2019 and the team took the opportunity to create a unified interactive teaching solution that would encompass every classroom in the school, without having to integrate with legacy systems. Woodmansterne could put aside compatibility concerns and focus solely on which solution would create the best learning environment.
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BenQ Solution Used
A brand new, state-of-the-art secondary school implements a unified, easy-to-use interactive teaching solution
To specify the perfect solution for the new building, the school thoroughly researched the options in the market and from the very start, BenQ was the vendor that stood out. To help the school staff make a more informed choice, BenQ loaned Woodmansterne a fleet of RP7501K Education Interactive Flat Panel displays for testing. Featuring exceptional image quality as well as a robust set of classroom-ready features, these panels were such a hit that the teachers who tried them couldn’t imagine sending them back.
The biggest selling point of BenQ Education Interactive Flat Panels was the Account Management System. With AMS, teachers are able to create lesson plans and materials, store them in the cloud, and then access them from any compatible display, all without the need for a laptop or PC. Better yet, there are no passwords to remember: teachers can log into a display by swiping a personal NFC card and instantly access their materials.
Because Woodmansterne installed BenQ RP7501K Education Interactive Flat Panel throughout the entire school, it’s easy for teachers to move from classroom-to-classroom. The AMS provides teachers with an unprecedented level of comfort, instantly making them feel confident in using the technology from any classroom.
In addition to loaning the school panels for testing, BenQ also offered multiple on-site training sessions to help teachers and staff familiarize themselves with the new boards and learn how to use all the classroom-friendly features.
Staff, faculty and students at Woodmansterne School have all been very enthusiastic about the switch to the IFPs from BenQ. Teachers love being able to easily access their materials from any room and also enjoy using thoughtful, classroom-oriented tools such as the timer and random number generator. For students, the 75” screens enlarges text and images are clearer and more vibrant, while the 20-point multi-touch capability allows for multiple students to interact with a panel at once.
The training and service provided to Woodmansterne from BenQ has resulted in many members of staff becoming ‘super users’, while the IT managers have extensive knowledge of the system and direct contact with BenQ for any maintenance or service queries.
‘I would also say that the support we've had in terms of training has been really good so absolutely I would recommend BenQ’ – Sam Palin, Executive Head Teacher, Woodmansterne.
'It's been really encouraging to walk around and see teachers actually using to the full potential rather than just as a screen' – John Porter – Network Manager
'Really enjoyed using the BenQ board, there's a lot of different features like interactivity, EZWrite and InstaShare' – Sierah Mansaray - Teacher