ekte Schools

Supporting, fixing, deploying, assisting, at
ekte we help teachers teach, no matter how
no matter where

ekte more than just school support

At ekte, we understand the strain and pressure schools and teachers are under to do more with less – less budget, less time – with more results demanded. 

Our dedicated team of specialists provide ICT excellence, so schools can concentrate on delivering outstanding education and teaching.  This includes making sure that all devices work, applications load and software is deployed that supports and enhances the teaching experience. 

We put together individually tailored ICT plans and then work with the school to exceed the planned objectives. Delivering projects on time, deploying time-saving and classroom controlling software, and that applications and software that support and enhance the teaching experience are readily available.  We also provide training for teachers on the new and existing ICT that the school has, all within budget. 

Time is valuable when it comes to education, don’t let it go to waste with malfunctioning, outdated ICT, allow ekte to work with you, and transform your school’s digital experience.

Our Services

Google Workspace

As a Google Accredited Partner, ekte can deploy for the school a  Digital Education Platform that is fully funded by the DfE.

But the platform is just the start, at ekte we provide extensive training and support to schools to ensure they gain the maximum benefit from their Digital Education Platform.

On Site Technical Support

ekte provide onsite Technicians to deploy and maintain new software, applications and hardware to schools’ and MAT’s.

With 25 years of onsite support experience, and a dedicated support desk we are here to support, advise and assist at all times ensuring the schools IT performs at the highest standard.

Internet Connectivity

Fibre to the Cabinet FTTC or Fibre to the Premise FTTP sound similar, but the difference in speed and reliability is significant. Thankfully the price difference is reducing significantly.

At ekte, we are a partner with  BT, Virgin, TalkTalk and many other ISP’s, so we can give you impartial advice about the various types of Internet Connections available, their costs and benefits. It is your budget so we let the school decide.

 

Internet Security

At ekte, we secure all our Internet connections with a managed firewall and supply a choice of Web Filtering and Anti Virus products that work on and off the schools’ network – protecting School-owned devices even when they removed from the premises and used in the home.

Our unique Managed Web Filtering service run by CEOP accredited Safeguarding officers, provides further protection to the schools use of the Internet.

 

Training

‘All the Gear, no idea’ is a well-known sporting phrase, however, it can also apply to schools. Having spent a large proportion of a limited budget of the limited budget on the latest Whiteboards, Laptops, Chromebooks, Digital Education Platform, WiFi access points – who has taught the teachers how to actually use the equipment.

At ekte, we see this as one of our core reasons to exist, we are always amazed at how little thought is given to assisting teachers in getting the very best from IT, so we make CPD training a core part of our onsite IT Technicians service.

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Cloud School

The concept of Cloudschool is simple. 

The network, software and applications that run on an onsite server, are securely moved to multiple servers in three UK datacentres.

By removing the onsite network the school no longer has to worry about server performance, disk issues or the ability to scale and back up.

Each Cloudschool is optimized for performance, is maintained and fully supported to allow the school stress-free computing. Access to the schools files and applications are available from anywhere.

 A perfect solution for schools that teach remotely.

VOIP

Having a fast Internet connection enables schools to take advantage of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) to save money and gain flexibility with their phone system.

Calls can be made and received on a desk or wall phone and via software on staff mobiles, turning those mobiles into school devices.

Features include; Call routing, call hunting – where a call is sent to a landline then onto a mobile. Call recording comes as standard, as does fixed price packages that allow unlimited calls.

 

Email Security

Both Google and Microsoft include free email filtering within their flagship offerings. But as 90% of email traffic has spam, phishing, malware and other electronic threats, targeting the more exposed email addresses such as info@, enquires@, headteacher@schoolname email addresses, ekte recommends adding advanced protection from LIBRAESVA.

The LIBRAESVA software checks the reputation of the sender,  if they are known to be compromised or a phishing/gray mailing domain or malware the email is rejected, an ‘unknown sender’ mail is opened safely in a sandbox before being delivered to your inbox.




Back- UP

With Cloudschool,  O365, G Suite for Education – why do schools need to back up? The answer is simple, one or all of them may fail, or a user may accidentally delete a file or a vital file path. 

By taking a backup of your SIMs server, school CSR, applications, lesson content and all the other software, ekte can guarantee that any data lost, deleted or corrupted, can be restored and returned to the way it was before. It’s more than a backup, it’s peace of mind






Applications

At ekte we love Tech, and we pride ourselves on learning and teaching new applications and software. Our support desk is run by a teacher with a computing degree, who is always on hand to help with any queries or support you may need.  

As a Google Partner, Ekte can provide G Suite for Education and all the Classroom management software that comes with it.  

In addition, our Cloudschool is based upon the power of Microsoft and O365, accredited suppliers of Senso, Wonde, Weduc, iboss, McAfee, SolarWinds, LIBRESVA, Securus, Neverware and Draytek – we are here to help meet all of your IT needs, so call us for a chat or to find out how we can help you reach your IT potential.