Brington Primary School and St Anne’s Primary School, in Godmanchester, are working together to solve their own IT problems by employing their own computing apprentice who will be able to keep both schools high-tech learning on track.
As well as supporting teachers and pupils with computing problems, he will be sharing his expert knowledge with pupils at computing sessions and after school clubs.
Kai Hawes, 18, is the schools’ computing apprentice, trained and mentored by IT support company Major Seventh.
Brington head teacher, Mark Farrell said: “This is revolutionary for primary schools - instead of having to rely on remote, expensive contractors, we have an apprentice -and of course the additional support from Major Seventh - to help us with all our technical issues. We’re delighted that the children and staff will also benefit from his expertise.”
St Anne’s head teacher, Ruth Moor added: “We believe we are among the first in the county to come up with this solution. Local schools working collectively has ensured that computing will continue to play a major role in our schools curriculum. I think this is the future for schools and St Anne’s and Brington are leading the way.”