Whether you are a school, a college, or a university, your establishment will have undoubtedly been impacted and affected by technology. Teaching staff, who are not always IT experts, are having to adapt to changes in education technology at a great pace. Amid that backdrop, bursars and senior staff are desperate for a helping hand to ensure their school are ready for whatever the future brings.
That is where Serval comes in. Our experts have decades of experience in supporting schools to get the most value from their IT investment. Often that takes the form of digital transformation and IT support, but different schools face unique challenges and we have faced almost all of them in our time. If your school is in the South East of England and needs IT assistance, we could be just the team you are looking for!
ICT for Independent Schools
Independent Schools have some unique challenges. Many inhabit old or listed buildings which make modern networking more complex. Others have pupils boarding and are therefore on-site at all times, making safeguarding a trickier balance to strike. We understand this, and have written about it in our blog.
ICT for State Schools
We also have experience in ICT for the state sector, particularly in secondary schools and colleges. These establishments have more reliance on technology than ever, and a technologically aware pupil base that expect to be able to use ICT heavily in their studies.
That requires good networking, robust hardware, and a support system that can keep up with the demands placed upon it.
Our education ICT services
Audit and Strategy
Usually the starting point for all our client relationships, an audit is a great place to begin to get to grips with the ICT at your school. All schools are unique and there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” policy. That means they need their own personalised approach. If you need a licensing review, or suggestions on how to lower your costs? Just ask. Our qualified technicians will visit you on site and assess your requirements. We will then put together a unique strategy for your IT, and then implement it for you.
Google Classroom / Microsoft 365 Education
We can make it possible for teachers and pupils to be able to work away from the school grounds without compromising security. Using Google Classroom or Microsoft 365 Education you can conduct lessons fully online if needed
Work where you want, when you want, on whatever device you use.
Managed Wi-Fi intelligently shares bandwidth out across your school grounds to give the best possible speeds all over the site. Managed Wi-Fi uses a network of access points to boost the signal from your wireless router.
Web filtering and monitoring
We know how important it is to keep children safe. That is why we provide a cloud web filtering service for our school clients. The internet can be a dangerous place, but our filtering service restricts undesirable content such as pornographic images, gambling sites and drug references from being accessed on the school network. The strictness of the filtering can be adjusted to suit the needs of each individual school.
We are resellers for both Smart and Promethean. We offer installation and upgrade as well as providing all the consumables that you need. In addition we can provide training on the best way to use the equipment and resources so that you get the best use out of your investments.
Cyber Security & Backup
Serval IT Systems offer a mix of cybersecurity tools and backup options. Sophos Endpoint X gives your school the world’s best endpoint protection (including ransomware protection) to keep your devices safe from hackers and cybercriminals.
The entrustIT Managed Backup service gives you peace of mind that your important data is kept safe at all times. Therefore, the information that you safeguard is always protected.
Don’t just take our word for it!
Serval Systems Ltd has provided us with a highly reliable IT support service for over 9 years. Two years ago we extended our link further, and outsourced our entire IT provision to them across the full range of services including ICT Strategy, server hosting and help desk provision. Our partnership has given us a definite business advantage in a highly competitive market