By: Dave Kent
Published: 6th Aug 2018
School's out for summer; at least for the pupils and the majority of teachers anyway. The summer holidays are the perfect time to have any necessary telephony works carried out at your school. The corridors are empty, the classrooms are quiet and the playgrounds deserted so any work will have minimum impact and disruption to the day to day running of your school.
Here at Global 4 we have extensive experience in installing and upgrading telephony systems in schools. We understand just how important it is that parents can contact you quickly and efficiently. We also know costs are key in today’s world of school budgetary cuts.
Internal calls and flow calls
If your establishment is part of an academy, our team can link all the schools involved together on the same system. This enables schools to make internal calls and flow calls between them during poor weather and in the event of school closures or emergency. Roaming area staff can also be reached at all the sites too, giving fast and efficient communications.
Whilst the schools are linked together in terms of systems, they can be billed as separate entities giving transparency of costs for each establishment. The Global 4 system has a £5 per phone per month price point, offering a healthy saving against most schools’ existing arrangements. Calls to UK landlines and mobiles are included in the billing. This inclusion allows a much more accurate projection of costs for budgeting, making matters simpler for SBMs and school bursars.
Our systems remove the need to work out line rental quantities to cope with busier periods, such as the start of term and during bad weather closures as all can be on the phone at once. They also assist with the organisation of your school as you can program in your school opening times and closure dates for as many years ahead as you wish.
Other facilities available with the Global 4 systems include programming phones in classrooms and communal areas to only allow internal calls, ensuring the system cannot be misused. Our team can integrate your CRM system so you can click to call and use contact records efficiently. You'll also have an intuitive web platform, enabling you to produce reports for monitoring and review purposes.
Why upgrade with Global 4?
● Benefit from a fast and reliable connection
● Reduce communication costs
● Transparent billing, including linked academy schools
● Advanced programming to suit your needs
● Click and call functionality
Here at Global 4 we pride ourselves on customer service, and when run on a dedicated leased line, as most schools do, we have just a 4-6 hour fix time in the event of any issues. This ensures you have a far more robust system than if you use analogue or ISDN lines. We have technical staff based across the UK, so you are never more than 90 minutes from our dedicated team.
Is now the right time to upgrade?
The summer holidays provide six weeks to upgrade your communications, whilst you’ll be experiencing downtime. This allows the system to be installed and tested without disrupting students and staff, and guarantees you can start the new school year with all of the mentioned benefits.
Training can also be organised at a time to suit staff and the intuitive web system will make communications more efficient, as well as generating in-depth reports for the full school year.
Get in touch today
For more information about how we can help you handle your calls efficiently and save your school money, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01403 272910, or complete our online enquiry form.