A new IT system that promises to save schools cash and help them attract and retain teachers is being launched in Wiltshire by a local businessman next weekend.
Cloudhappi’s solution, which is being showcased to schools at an event in Devizes next Saturday, September 28, has already saved one Wiltshire school academy trust £10,000 this year, allowing much-needed funds to be redirected towards staffing and pupils.
King Alfred Trust in Pewsey has saved the money across its two sites – Pewsey Primary and King’s Gate Primary, in Amesbury – by refreshing its IT, combined with a faster and more cost-efficient broadband and filtering solution, powered by Netsweeper.
It now has a modern IT solution, using faster internet speeds, and with the security and resilience demanded by banks and government agencies.
“In a poll, schools across the board cited budget pressures as their number one problem, followed by recruitment and retention of teachers,” said Nigel Jones, managing director of Pewsey-based of Cloudhappi.
“Cloudhappi offers a solution to both, by saving schools money which can then be spent on employing new teachers. It saves teachers time, improving their working conditions and therefore aiding employee retention.”
“Schools have been very poorly served by the IT sector. A large majority of schools we have spoken to have been poorly guided, provided with poor service, poor quality products, poor quality support and charged a premium for the privilege.”
School business managers, trustees, governors and head teachers from across Wiltshire have been invited to the launch at Devizes Corn Exchange.