Timico have been regular attendees at The IT Directors’ Forum over the last 6 years. Timico first met the GDST on board the Aurora at the IT Directors’ Forum in May 2012. A short time afterwards the Trust was facing some challenges with the provisioning of a particular circuit via its incumbent provider and asked Timico for help. Later that year, the GDST put out a tender for an overhaul of its infrastructure and Timico were invited to respond along with a number of other potential suppliers.
The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK, educating approximately 8% of all girls in independent education across 24 GDST schools and two academies throughout England and Wales.
Mission possible : Connectivity as the enabler for change
The GDST achieves exceptional levels of academic achievement over a large cohort of students and is publicly committed to investing in areas such as ICT, facilities and forward-thinking educational initiatives. In support of this, and as part of the Trust’s mission to become a forward thinking and technically astute organisation, it embarked on an ambitious IT project to significantly enhance the connectivity infrastructure across the entirety of its schools and academies.