Education technology experts RM Education are delighted to announce a comprehensive partnership with Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). This strategic contract places RM Education as the provider of Managed Services for the entire estate for AET – the largest Multi-Academy Trust in the country.
The contract, which runs until July 2022, encompasses 62 schools plus their head office – a total of 35,000 pupils and over 6,000 teaching and support staff. The contract also includes integration of RM Unify (RM’s identity and access management software solution) with one of Google’s largest educational customers in Europe.
Ensuring there is a consistent and reliable infrastructure across all of AET’s academies plays a key role in AET’s work to ensure that every academy offers a high-quality education that will help every pupil go on to lead a remarkable life.
As such, they sought a partner who could help them design and deliver a highly effective, value for money programme to leverage their ‘cloud-first’ approach to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) within teaching and learning. AET’s goal is to improve staff and students’ experience of using technology when accessing IT securely, anytime and anywhere.
To deliver this vision, AET has selected RM Education as its partner to design, deliver and implement this innovative cloud-based managed service across the 62 schools in their Trust. This transformational approach means that staff and pupils will be able to securely link their devices to Microsoft and Google platforms, as well as other key third party software. This will be delivered through the ‘RM Cloud’ platform allowing AET to extend the effective lifecycle of devices and provide ‘anytime anywhere’ access to teaching and learning.
The approach will be fully integrated with AET’s finance and HR systems via the RM Unify platform to improve information sharing, data insight, regulatory compliance and provide significant time savings for the schools.
Jeremy Cooper, Managing Director of RM Education comments: “Our trusted partnership with AET continues to go from strength to strength, and we are very proud to be working together in helping deliver this strategic initiative that is at the forefront of the UK Education Sector. We have collaborated to define, create and deliver innovative solutions for the Trust, their staff and students in order to provide technology and IT support that ‘just works’.”
James Nicholson, Chief Finance Officer of AET added: “We are delighted to be working with RM to support our vision for teaching and learning. This next phase of our partnership will mean that we are able to implement a fully cloud-based learning environment across AET.”
James added: “Everything we do is focused on ensuring that our schools are able to deliver an education that helps young people go on to lead remarkable lives. This new phase of delivering our ICT strategy will transform how our students, staff and colleagues access resources both at school and at home and we look forward to working with RM to transform that vision into reality.
RM Education help schools save time, save money and improve teaching and learning via the effective use of technology. They are a market-leading supplier of technology-based software and services working in partnership with thousands of schools to improve outcomes for all learners.
The RM team will be at BETT Show this week (23 – 26 January at ExCeL London) in Meeting Room 12. Come and meet the RM team, discuss any questions you might have about products and services, and find out how services such as those delivered to AET, might benefit you and your institution.
For more information on ICT support options, visit www.rm.com