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So far Giles Bryant has created 8 blog entries.

Why you should choose an education specialist telecoms supplier

2018-01-09T17:02:49+00:00September 28th, 2017|

If you’re looking for a new telecoms supplier for your school, then the chances are you’ll start by requesting quotes from three different suppliers. With recent cuts to already stretched budgets, schools are under more pressure than ever. So, of course, it stands to reason that your choice of telecoms provider will depend on the [...]

How comprehensive is your school’s lockdown procedure?

2018-01-10T08:05:08+00:00July 26th, 2017|

Pupil safety is always a top priority. But with the current threat level in the UK at ‘severe’, it is especially pertinent. Teachers’ Union NASUWT recently called for the government to put together a comprehensive lockdown plan for schools, saying that the current provision was inadequate. When reviewing your school’s lock-down provision, your tannoy system [...]

What we learnt at the Waltham Forest and Redbridge School Business and Office Managers Conference

2017-10-10T12:11:20+00:00June 28th, 2017|

Dataphone was delighted to attend the School Business and Office Managers Conference for Waltham Forest and Redbridge last week.  […]

Why schools choose Dataphone as their telecoms provider

2017-10-10T12:12:29+00:00May 3rd, 2017|

Schools can’t just work with any supplier. You need to know that you can trust the advice you receive. You need exceptional service, great features and an experienced team. Choosing a telecoms solution is an important investment, so make sure you work with a provider who has your best interests at heart. […]

Five hidden telecoms costs that your school needs to avoid

2017-10-10T12:12:38+00:00March 30th, 2017|

Have you ever agreed a price for a service that ended up costing more than you were first quoted? Is your telecoms bill is higher than you thought it would be? Or perhaps you have bought a telecoms package thinking it included everything you needed, only to find that you needed to purchase the handsets [...]

What would you buy if you could save over 50% on your school’s phone bill?

2017-10-10T12:12:53+00:00March 6th, 2017|

As a School Business Manager, you’re probably an expert when it comes to cash-flow creativity! You’re all too accustomed to good funding news being followed by cuts to other budget lines. Pension contributions, national insurance payments, rising teachers’ pay… school budgets are more stretched than ever before. […]

How to set up your school telecoms auto-attendant

2017-10-10T12:13:34+00:00January 23rd, 2017|

What kind of first impression does your auto-attendant give of your school? Your auto-attendant could be the first thing parents, carers, Ofsted inspectors and prospective members of staff hear when they contact your school. So you’ll want to make it sound as welcoming as possible, whilst keeping it brief. […]