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My name is Ben, I’m a Network Manager working within Secondary School education. I created this blog to track all the useful solutions I implement day to day & also the projects which I’ve worked on.

Working within IT can be stressful, solutions can be complicated to implement & make work for everyone – but far too easy to forget what the implementation path was.

Read on for an insight into secondary school IT :O


I’ve spent the last 9 years’ working in secondary schools supporting IT & as part of a wider IT team within a Multi Academy Trust who supports primary & secondary schools.

The ‘Network Manager’ within the school is the person that is expected to have the answer for everything, troubleshoot every technical problem, know how 90% of things work & understand how to configure all IT services (Anything with a plug).

We wear many different hats:

Network Expert
Office 365 Guru
SharePoint Administrator
Exchange Administrator
WIFI Expert
Virtualization Expert
Storage Administrator
Data Manager (Sometimes)
Budget Manager
Subscription Manager
Line Manager
Cable Tracer
Interactive Smart-Board Tech
Desktop Support Tech

I am very conscientious & clinical with my work, 100% effort is put into it, always. I strive to make things perfect and as effective as they can be. Nothing less.