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Wavenet Education

Multi-Academy Trusts

Simplifying technology and future proofing IT strategies to pave the way for innovative new learning and drive positive outcomes across all sizes of Multi-Academy Trusts.

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Providing reliable IT support, services and expertise for your Multi-Academy Trust

Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) are educational trailblazers with big ambitions when it comes to raising standards and academic outcomes for pupils. Innovative technology shapes learning, teaching and collaboration within education, so staff and students need access to applications, resources and flexible connectivity wherever they’re working and from whichever device they choose. IT needs to be user-centric, engaging and support both staff and students, whether through academic progression or personal well-being. 

Wavenet Education can help MATs obtain the optimal balance between centralised efficiency and localised autonomy by providing reliable IT support, services and expertise, flexible enough to facilitate the needs of individual schools and the scalability needed to embrace new academies as they join the Trust.

Want to find out more about how Wavenet can help you streamline every aspect of your ICT environment and initiate future-proofed IT strategies? Contact our team of education experts today on 0333 234 0011 or use the form opposite:

Find out how we can help streamline every aspect of your ICT environment

IT Support

Bringing a group of schools together under a MAT umbrella often results in multiple IT support staff, third-party companies and methodologies that make it difficult to deliver a consistent and proactive approach.

Wavenet Education can help develop a unified way of handling everything from cyber security to onboarding new teachers, schools and boosting how the Trust manages knowledge sharing, compliance and training. We will take responsibility of IT infrastructure and group-wide support needs with defined SLAs for every eventuality.

Our fully managed service includes:

  • Single point of contact and remote monitoring for your entire environment (infrastructure, network, applications, backup, security, firewalls).

  • 24/7 central help desk support and optimal on-site technicians who can advise on ICT best practices and act as an extension of your IT teams. All staff are fully DBS checked.

  • Centrally managed ICT audits, software patching and disaster recovery.

  • Free network health check to provide an audit of your MATs IT infrastructure. This will form the basis of your MATs support plan and technology road map.

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Microsoft 365 for MATs

Microsoft 365 for Education is a powerful suite of applications that will help build collaborative classrooms, connect with colleagues and enable safe and secure learning environments.

As a Microsoft partner and Microsoft Authorised Education Provider, Wavenet can help you take advantage of the cloud to unleash new digital workplace, collaboration and communication services that will:

  • Transform how you engage with external stakeholders, governors, trustees and parents.
  • Enable you to tap into a vast array of digital teaching and student management resources.
  • Make it easier for pupils to learn in the classroom and at home by allowing instant access to productivity tools, lessons and learning materials.
  • Create best practice hubs where teachers can share resources.

Cyber Security

Cyber threats against schools are intensifying as cyber criminals find new avenues to maliciously gain access to sensitive information or deny access to critical services. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned education institutions across the UK about a significant increase in targeted cyberattacks involving ransomware, whilst the DfE has updated its cyber-security standard for schools, ranging from basic training to recovery plans. MATs also need to take steps to ensure students are shielded from other Internet-delivered risks like online bullying, grooming, self-harm and radicalisation.

Cyber Essentials Certification is a government backed scheme that assesses a MAT’s current cyber security position. It aims to ensure the right processes and technical controls are in place to assist in blocking and partially mitigating 99% of possible cyber-attacks.

Wavenet are Cyber Essentials Plus Certified – the highest level of certification offered under the scheme – as well as an official IASME certification body. Our Cyber Security audit entails a thorough and detailed report of your current practices, whilst our managed cyber security services enable MATs to address challenges in a centralised and highly efficient way.

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Wi-Fi ‘Connect the Classroom’

During the pandemic many schools issued their students with laptops and tablets to enable learning from home. These devices now need to be implemented into classroom learning which has in turn placed a higher stress on many schools Wi-Fi network infrastructure.

Connect the Classroom is a programme fully funded by the DfE that aims to help MATs in Priority Investment areas that have unreliable internet connectivity access an effective, robust wireless networking solution.

Wavenet have already secured over £7million of Connect The Classroom DfE funding for multiple schools and academies across England and can help you through the funding application process.

Google Workspace for Education

Workspace for Education is a set of Google tools and services that are tailored specifically to schools and academies. Workspace for Education helps teachers and students collaborate, streamline instruction, and keep learning safe.

Applications include a suite of school transforming core services, and much more, that includes:

  • Gmail & Calendar – school-wide email and calendar systems

  • Drive – store your files securely in the cloud and access them at any time from any device

  • Classroom – set homework online and communicate with students

  • Forms – create quizzes and surveys to collect and analyse responses

  • Sheets, Docs and Slides – create spreadsheets, documents and presentations

  • Meet – connect virtually through secure video calls

Wavenet Education are able to help with any stage of your Google journey. This includes migration from an existing platform and providing ongoing advice & support. 

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Customer stories

With over 30 years’ experience providing ‘designed-for-schools’ technology

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“The team at Wavenet are solutions orientated and proactive when it comes to updates and advice on the latest things we could be doing to make out lives easier.”

Andy Hibbitt, COO, Exceed Learning Partnership

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“We chose Wavenet Education due to the level of service they provide in terms of support, knowledge, expertise and availability across the whole multi-academy trust.”

Head Teacher, The Boleyn Federation

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