ICT for Academy Trusts

MAT IT support and consultancy services to improve learning, teaching and communications.

At Agile Technical Solutions, we have first-hand experience providing Academy Trust ICT support – from single network support contracts (covering a wide range of MAT IT solutions) to fully managing ICT across all schools.

A consistent approach to Academy Trust ICT

We understand that as a MAT, you’ll be looking for several things from your MAT IT solutions, including:

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    Consistency across all locations

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    Effective sharing of resources

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    Improved teaching and learning environments

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    Cost-effective MAT IT solutions that are performance-driven

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    Ability to sustainably grow your MAT

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    Shared best practice and knowledge transfer

 

We realise just how important collaboration is – it underpins everything we do. We understand that for the schools within your trust to thrive, it’s important to promote equal access to learning resources.

A sustainable approach to MAT ICT solutions

In our experience, an Academy Trust ICT strategy always works best when there is a consistent environment. That way, you can realise significant cost savings and have more control over your IT infrastructure and learning environments.

We can help your Trust achieve sustainable growth by:

  • Putting in place IT programmes that support sustainable growth
  • Introducing a supportive network (one that can grow with your Trust)
  • Offering consistent, reliable ICT support
  • Introducing robust, trusted ICT procurement policies
  • Introducing shared best practice on cybersecurity, management of data, and MIS support

A fully managed ICT service
you can trust

Our fully managed ICT service acts as a window into how your ICT is used across your MAT. Did you know, for instance, that software login times can be one of the biggest contributors to lost learning and teaching time? We closely monitor this and resolve any issues.

We proactively identify any security threats, connectivity issues and network challenges, and resolve them at speed. We also identify any under-utilised assets or unnecessary ICT expenditure to make sure your MAT is always maximising the return on its IT investment.

Maximise your MAT
ICT budget

We’ll work with you to create a cost-effective MAT ICT solution that will help you free-up funds that can be reinvested back into your schools.

For many Academy Trusts, we put in place cloud migration strategies for their entire estate to help reduce costs, simplify access and improve collaboration.

We do not believe in off-the-shelf ICT support. We prefer to take a focused and detailed approach, working with you to understand your specific ICT needs, and build a bespoke support programme.

Don’t just take our word for it…

“Our wish list was very ambitious; teachers needed reliable Wi-Fi and laptops that worked with the most up to date software. Agile worked closely with us to prioritise the updates we needed to ensure that we got the maximum benefit across the school. They fully understand the constraints of a school budget and at no point tried a ‘hard sell’.”

Head Teacher, Rendlesham Primary School

“Agile Technical Solutions have worked with Freeman over the past seven years to develop our IT systems to ensure that we have a consistent and reliable system to support teaching, learning and administration across the school. With PCs, laptops, networking and software all sourced and installed by Agile, the whole school has a reliable IT system that meets the day-to-day demands of the administration and curriculum side of our school.”

Daniel Pettitt, Headteacher, Freeman CP School

“The best advice I ever received was, “give Agile Technical Solutions a call”. So glad I did, they listen to our needs not just for today but forward plan and provide right tailored solutions, for our budget and the charity. IT is critical to the running of the organisation, and we can’t afford to be without it. I have found all the staff polite, helpful and always go the extra mile to resolve any issues, big or small. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and just want to pass on the same advice to you – Give them a call.”

Nicki, Headway Essex

LET’S TALK

To find out how we could help you get the most out of your ICT for the benefits of pupils and staff, please contact us.