Today communication within schools and the education sector is absolutely critical. Safeguarding within schools has become a key priority Safeguarding is key within primary and secondary and parents must be kept informed, especially in case of emergencies.
The increased need for more school places in recent years has resulted in a surge of school expansion projects, with this in mind it even more important to plan for your communications technology and ensure you have a telephone system that works well for the school.
The primary features that any school telephone system should deliver:
- Good communication with parents
Modern mobile telephony means that integration is easier than ever to keep parents informed of the daily school events and updates through automated SMS.
Schools can be an easy target for criminals who are looking to exploit weaknesses in telephone equipment through toll fraud, which can cost schools a substantial amount of money. Furthermore it has become more important for schools to protect themselves from various threatening behaviour.
- Scalability and good internal communication
Hosted telephone systems make it easy to integrate with your existing internal wiring, in particular data networks. As part of this it enables you to increase the number of telephones throughout a building where required. Anywhere that cabling does not exist; it is also possible to make use of wireless technologies via mobile apps and so on.
- Easy Administration for School Office
It is now possible to integrate with commonly used education databases. This enables staff to quickly retrieve vital information and know who they are speaking with straight away, giving parents a better impression. In many cases parents will now be able to record child absence to an automated system as well listen to term dates/ information and events from the telephone system itself.