The Aspire North East Trust was established in 2015 and oversees the operation of both Southmoor and Sandhill view Academies in the city of Sunderland.
Smart IT have helped Aspire North East Trust to replace an entire ICT infrastructure for two very large academies based in Sunderland with over 2,000 pupils between them. The technology refresh has helped resolve some major issues at both schools that were causing major problems for staff and students alike.
The Multi-Academy Trust are now able to enjoy and reap the benefits that a state of the art IT infrastructure provides including reliable connectivity that enables fast internet and cost free telecoms.
Not only have Smart IT been able to resolve the ICT problems both academies faced, we’ve also been able to reduce their IT costs substantially – which means the schools can use the money saved on additional resources or other facilities that need a financial boost.
“On conversion to a Multi Academy Trust there was a vital need for our existing IT systems to be updated, compatible and reliable, enabling us to ensure teaching and learning was not hindered in any way.
Both academies are now benefiting from a fast high-quality internet leased line connection with MPLS and failover fibre connections, E-Safety Ofsted approved monitoring software Impero, a new cloud based telephone system providing free calls and, importantly, an IT support package to ensure day-to-day IT operations within both schools run smoothly.
We chose Smart IT for this project because they listened to what we needed – and their aftercare support and guidance is second to none.”
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