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School Tech Leaders

We work hard to be source of reliable expertise for school techs. Every IT environment is unique and our goal is to work in harmony with all. Partnership is key.

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The role of an IT leader has many facets.

It often includes operational and strategic planning, developing and improving ICT / network systems, risk management and ensuring everything is safe, reliable, effectively used and up to date.

Our IT leaders also need to be source of expertise on current and emerging digital safeguard technologies and statutory obligations. It’s a complex portfolio of responsibility.

There is little capacity for disruption.

Working with external technology partners such as Smoothwall therefore has to be seamless.

Partnership and integration

Our goal is a close and collaborative relationship with our school IT leaders to help them manage robust online safety across the school population.

Close and collaborative relationship

We understand your need for efficiency and provide highly skilled individuals across all areas of digital safety to help you deploy and run a high performance solution.

Knowledge sharing

Two-way knowledge sharing from our different perspectives ensures both sides stay ahead of new and emerging dangers. It also ensures Smoothwall’s pioneering and developing technologies are compatible with individual school environments and the needs of those who manage them.

Resources for Tech Leaders

We have a wealth of resources to help school Techs. Browse below.
also check out Resource Hub for IT Leaders for lots more

Web Filtering in Education
Are you having the Cloud, On-premise or Hybrid debate?

Download our FREE whitepaper to help you choose the right deployment strategy for your school.

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Premium vs Standard Web Filtering
What’s the difference and does it matter?

Learn the key signs which suggest your web filter wasn’t tooled for education. Find out more.

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Web filtering and the RIPA
What school techs need to know

Learn the questions you need to ask yourself when ensuring your filter logging is sufficient enough to satisfy law enforcement enquiries.

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Digital safeguarding
A complete guide to digital monitoring for schools

What is monitoring, why do Ofsted require it, and how can you integrate it into a busy safeguarding strategy? Download your free copy.

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How to authenticate students on their own devices:
A guide to 802.1x and transparent filtering

Learn how you can authenticate and protect students on their own devices with 802.1x and transparent filtering.

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Choosing a web filter is no longer an isolated  job
There’s more to consider than you might realise

Choosing a web filter is no longer an isolated job. Learn which ‘close relatives’ and allies you should consider when ensuring your filtering is as effective as it can be.

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