Schools & colleges
When you have the right phone system in your school, you can do a lot of things to enhance the daily experiences of your staff, students and their parents and teachers. At the same time, you can lower your costs and benefit the environment.
The right telephone system can benefit the school in numerous ways. An intelligent phone system can support the day-to-day operations of your school. You can experience:
• Better connectivity among teachers, students, parents and school administrators.
• Better technology use in the classroom to enhance learning experiences
• Distance learning opportunities. Your students can observe classes from around the world and participate in extra-curricular activities.
• Better security and safety in your school.
Every educational system needs effective communication to be successful. Your phone system should be able to support and anticipate all aspects of school life.
The Benefits of the Right Schools Communications System
Better call handling - callers get through to the right contact first time, and have the option to leave a message
Easier communications for teachers and staff - ensure all staff have access to communications both in the classroom and around the school grounds
Timely notification to parents – SMS notification about closures, keeping parents informed with recorded messages
A homework hotline - Equip teachers with broadband telephony to provide additional support to students after school
A means to reduce carbon footprint – One local consolidated supplier for all your ICT needs including calls, lines, broadband and your phone system
Less stress and reduced cost - with better communication
Connecting teachers, students, parents and administrators – this includes notifying parents, students & teachers of events like teacher training days, open evenings & health & welfare or transport issues enabling the use of landlines, wireless ‘phones, mobile radios, IP phones, SMS, email, PA systems & mobile phones
Supporting the use of technology in the classroom to enhance learning – where it is possible to hold lessons that are media-rich, the engagement of children can be increased. Lessons enhanced through the use of voice, data and video to connect pupils to the rest of the world can open out the experiences & imagination of children
Expanding distance and extra-curricular learning opportunities - smart telephone systems increase the availability of courses & course materials to a wider audience and at a wider scope of time than just opening hours. Systems can help to provide virtual classrooms to enable students to learn wherever they are
Enhancing the safety of your school - schools are entrusted with the lives of their pupils & staff and that is a responsibility which is always taken seriously. Modern telephone systems ensure that information on the whereabouts and safety of children can be passed instantaneously as well as allowing emergency situations to be broadcast
Smart call handling – this means that calls can be taken with the minimum of labour and routed to follow people wherever they are, minimising the time people spend waiting to be connected only to find that the person isn’t there & the time spent picking up & responding to messages