At Opal IT we provide responsive and reliable IT support for education.
The education sector has very different priorities and needs to that of businesses, and being experts in this field, Opal are the preferred supplier to many schools, colleges and universities across the UK.
We appreciate that every educational establishment has various levels of internal technical support and we will work with you, not just as a supplier, but as your partner, to understand what resources you already have in place so we can design the right support around you.
Typical IT issues in education resolved – giving back teaching time
Slow networks, poor security and unreliable IT hardware and equipment can have a huge impact on staff and pupils, wasting precious teaching time. This is a common issue within this sector that unfortunately adds more unnecessary pressure on staff and ultimately can have an impact on overall performance due to lost time.
We believe that schools should get the most out of their IT, giving staff the support and access to resources that they need to enhance learning experiences whilst always safeguarding pupils. If your current IT isn’t allowing you to do this, then maybe it’s time to have this reviewed.
Ofsted and the safeguarding of pupils online
As part of their online safety inspections, Ofsted have put in place strengthened measures in response to the Education Secretary’s requirement to protect children on line.
Since Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) was put in place in September 2016, Opal have been working with many schools across the UK ensuring they have appropriate filters and appropriate monitoring systems in place.
Are you Apple or Windows? Or both?
We are one of the UK’s few IT service providers that offer multi platform support, meaning that we support both Apple and Windows. We will service your school, college or university no matter which you use.
It is common for many educational organisations to have both Apple and Windows and we will seamlessly and successfully integrate these two systems.
Opal IT has the technical knowhow, education sector experience and the talented team to think about your requirements differently.