Any Technicians or Network Managers working in Rochdale over the summer?
Not sure if this is the right location so mods please feel free to move if appropriate.
I was after some help.
I have spent the last few years working in Oldham, Manchester and Tameside supporting Primary Schools. One of the Head Teachers of a school that I work at was recently appointed Head Teacher at a school in Rochdale. His existing ICT Technician has resigned and he has asked me if I would be interested in working in Rochdale for half a day a week.
I have been to visit the school and I was surprised by the level of control the local authority seem to have; schools in other areas seem so much more autonomous. I have to prove to him that I can work within the umbrella of Rochdale LA before we can proceed in September. I have tried to get in touch with the person in charge of the Educational Support team to try to get some information but no reply yet - I assume he is on holiday.
What I was wondering (and its a big ask!) if any Technician or Network Manager in a Rochdale school would be willing for me to go in and visit them and have a chat to see how things generally work in Rochdale schools for the technical support on a day to day basis. I need to understand how internet access through the proxy works, the nature of the shared domain and general tips. The summer holidays I know do make this difficult which is why I am posting this request on this forum.
If anyone is able to help I would be most grateful.
Please send me a PM and I will be sure to get back in touch.