Multi-Academy Trust Support
IT Support Team, Consultancy & Installation Specialists, providing services to Wigan and Greater Manchester
How we work with MATs
Multi academy trusts can offer some really exciting opportunities for IT collaboration and cost reduction to their member schools. Having worked in a multi-academy trust since 2013, we know the different ways you can adapt your schools infrastructure without spending a small fortune. We have witnessed first hand systems that work, and ones that don’t and can help guide your academy to success.
Whilst each school identity is unique and the multi-academy approach varies, we have found that standardizing certain elements of the IT provision across the trust can help in a number of areas, namely:
- Easier collaboration and sharing of resources between staff and students, not only within a school but across the trust.
- Reduced licensing and procurement costs.
- Improved quality of service due to standardization of equipment, and increased ease of use for staff.
- Quickly improve schools in need of assistance by deploying tried and tested trust-level systems.
Whether you are a newly formed academy, or an existing one looking for a new approach, we can help design a system that easily grows and adapts, allowing you to add new schools into the system on the fly. Get in touch with us today to find out more!
We offer a wide range of services across all areas of IT…
Scheduled onsite support
The Little IT Company provides a scheduled onsite support service for education based organisations that require a regular presence if they do not have the skillset within the organisation. We can offer support contracts from as little as half-day per fortnight, to a full time on-site presence. Outsourcing your school’s IT provision has a number of benefits, including:
- Reduced staffing costs.
- Access to knowledge of the wider support team.
- Coverage for staff illness / holiday periods.
- Flexibility to access additional support in busy periods.
- Better value for money as project work will be discounted.
We also work with existing IT manager’s and teams to add extra resource during busy periods, or to assist with consultancy and project work.
IT strategy consulting
We will help you introduce a successful strategy to meet the needs of your students and faculty. Designed around your school’s existing improvement plan, we will become fully immersed in your school’s environment. Our development plans can help you transform and repurpose existing IT equipment, giving you the best value for money and a direct impact on teaching and learning.
Installation, configuration and ongoing management
The Little IT Company assist schools with the implementation of new technologies. Our certified experts have been using technology in the classroom for a number of years, and have spearheaded the deployment of new mobile technologies. However, we also support traditional desktop PCs, interactive whiteboards, digital signage, projectors, cloud solutions, and can design and manage complex server projects.
The Little IT Company provides a range of professional e-safety consultancy sessions to increase e-safety awareness for teachers, parents and students. Our certified software partners provide some of the best e-Safety product’s available, and our experienced team can help get them smoothly installed.
Consultation and Procurement
From quotation to delivery and installation, Our team will work closely with your staff, helping them to design a technology procurement plan as part of the schools long-term development goals. This can ensure the equipment you are purchasing is fit for purpose, and will be future proof.
The Little IT Company provides strategic guidance and expert advice, helping schools and internal ICT managers within schools to implement a transparent education focused cloud strategy designed to meet their digital learning and department requirements.
Secure wireless networking
Working with an accredited wireless partners, The Little IT Company provides a comprehensive range of trusted, safe and secure solutions for enterprise class wireless networking. Our platforms are designed to give the best coverage and speed, whilst maintaining a competitive price.
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19 West Street, Wigan
Lancashire, WN2 2HF
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01942 508 908