De Lucy Primary School is a community school in the London Borough of Greenwich catering for children from 3 – 11 years of age.
It was opened in 1959 as separate Junior, Infant and Nursery Schools. In 1983 the two Schools merged under the Head Teacher from the Junior School. In the last few years the School has undergone considerable refurbishment. The Foundation Stage now has a new and exciting garden which they call their ‘outdoor classroom’.They have a new pond area to help with the practical teaching of Science. Both of the playgrounds have been colourfully re-marked to assist in providing lunch time games and activities. There is also now a new ‘decked’ area for ‘quiet’ activities in the warmer weather.
They have had 3 new rooms built to give them more space, particularly for working with groups of children. All classes now have Interactive White Boards to make lessons more interactive and fun. They also have a modern and well equipped ICT suite to help prepare children for the future. All the classrooms have had new furniture, carpets and toilets.
Also, very importantly, many new resources have been purchased to make learning exciting and fun for all their children.
De Lucy’s mission statement is “High Achievement in a Caring Community” and this reflects what their school aims to achieve.
What De Lucy wants to achieve;
1. De Lucy School aims to prepare every child with a broad and balanced education that will benefit them throughout life.
2. They believe everyone should be treated with respect and consideration and should be sensitive to the needs of others.
3. They aim to create a calm, caring environment in which all members feel happy, safe and welcomed.
4. They aim to create strong links with parents/carers and become partners with them in their children’s learning.
5. They aim to reflect the diverse multicultural nature of society through the learning environment, resources, events and displays.
6. They believe that every child shall have equal access to the curriculum regardless of gender, ethnicity, faith and special needs.
7. They aim to foster the spiritual, social and cultural development of each and every child.
Like many Schools, De Lucy Primary School extends a free and unlimited print service to its staff and pupils. Whilst crucial to the education process, there was concern within the School about the effectiveness of the existing equipment and the environmental impact of growing print and copying volumes. The School contacted a number of suppliers, looking for a resolution that would combine photocopying and printing, and which would be easy for both staff and pupils manage. One such supplier, Smart Office Solution, conducted over six months a free of charge consultancy service and weekly meetings to comfort our School. Over the years De Lucy has been misguided and ill-advised so that is when Smart Office Solution stepped in and took out an extensive site survey, calculating print demand, reviewing existing print costs, and interviewing staff and the Board of Governors about their needs and expectations. Whilst other suppliers proposed installing a large fleet of printing devices, Smart Office Solution recommended supplying a full range of products with multi-functional capability.
Due to the advanced and new technology that Smart Office Solution provides, only a few needed to be installed. This proved to be popular with the staff and freed up much needed and valuable space in the office. The new machines are fast and easy to use, they also help with the cost management as each member of staff has their own code so it is simple to keep track of who has printed what. During the instalment process Smart Office Solution insured that all staff were still able to continue working without interruption. We have also found their after care service to be particularly efficient and any problem we have had has been resolved within a matter of hours. Finally, I have no hesitation in recommending this company to anybody.
“We estimate that we will achieve a 20% reduction in copying volume, dramatically reducing our carbon footprint”
Linda Cowen, Head Mistress