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The last few years have seen increased pressures in the education sector, with underfunding now topping the list of challenges. Staff costs have grown to over 85% of budget, reducing discretionary spending to near zero for most schools. According to the NAHT, 90% of schools expect to operate in deficit this year.
There are only so many ways that the continuing squeeze can be addressed. Class sizes inevitably increase, despite the UK already having the largest primary class size in Europe. There is also a significant desire to save staff time in lesson preparation and in marking.
How can technology help?
A Morgan Stanley survey shows the best educational outcomes result from using technology extensively, or not at all. The worst outcomes come from sporadic use, where staff and students spend more time wrestling with technology than they do getting value from it.
Schools are often tempted to buy IT equipment outright, thanks to various capital grants that come and go. But this creates a requirement for operational support for which there is no subsequent budget, leading to unsupported, unmaintained and eventually unused equipment. The smart answer is a consumption-based, scalable model with built-in support, upgrade and replacement.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gradually becoming more widely used across all areas of our lives and will have a role to play in lesson planning, scheduling and marking.
We’re developing our capabilities rapidly in new technologies, investing heavily in our in-house skills and building more of the right partnerships to support you.
What we do
Our team has decades of experience in delivering complex, challenging projects that help our clients do business better. We have the right skills and capabilities to work with you as technology evolves, supporting your changing business, delivering tailored IT solutions and adding value as your trusted technology partner.
To underpin and exploit these emerging capabilities, every organisation needs a secure, scalable, sustainable and optimised IT infrastructure, providing the best possible balance of cost and performance.
That’s our stock in trade. First we take away the headache of running the day to day service. And then we delve deeper and advise you on how and where technology can help address the thornier issues you face, and we work with you to implement practical solutions.
We have a sound pedigree in education, with numerous Academy Trusts and individual schools among our customers. We specialise in creating flexible commercial models tailored to suit your budgetary needs, and provide cybersecurity, back up services and policies that satisfy both OFSTED and the DFE.
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As problem solvers, we work with all types and sizes of organisation, with a proven record of success across many sectors including public sector, healthcare, finance, manufacturing and not for profit. We look forward to finding out how we can help you too.
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Our people make us what we are. We look for the best and support them with continuous professional development and brilliant benefits. If you want to work with great people on innovative projects in a lively and inclusive culture, we’d like to hear from you.